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10-26-2011, 06:07 AM

Mark Sweeney (42) -11 for 35 as a Red in 1999.

Elio Chacon -First Red selected by the Mets in the 1962 expansion draft.

Dick Hoblitzel -Fine 1B from West Virginia in the early 1910s.


Francisco Liriano (28)

Wayne Garland (61) -Recipient of one of the worst free agent contracts ever.

Steve Rogers (62) Not the Captain America Steve Rogers; the former Expo star.

Mike Hargrove (62) -Happy birthday to the Human Rain Delay. Now it seems like everybody takes as long at the plate as he did.

Toby Harrah (63) -Has a palindromic last name, as did Truck Hannah and Robb Nen. How's that for trivia?

Kid Gleason -Black Sox manager; played in "Eight Men Out" my John Mahoney.

10-26-2012, 12:39 PM
George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss won the 1945 AL batting title while most of the "big name" players were off fighting the war (Snuffy was classified 4F due to ulcers and hay fever). He also had 15+ triples in consecutive years, a feat no one accomplisehed again for sixty years, until Jose Reyes managed it. Snuffy died at age 39 in a train wreck.