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chicoruiz
07-11-2012, 08:13 AM
No Reds today....

Others:

Billy Ashley (42) -Dodger outfielder who hit them very far and very seldom...Later made a name for himself by co-starring in a reality TV show called "Househusbands Of Bevery Hills", which somehow I missed...

Ed Ott (61) -Believed to have the shortest name in baseball history- 5 letters total. He had a wrestling background, and he put it to good use in several notable baseball brawls, including a body slam that separated Felix Millan's shoulder and a choke hold that turned Rob Dibble's face a lovely shade of blue.

Bob Allison -Senators/Twins slugger. On July 18, 1963 he and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in the same inning...In 1964, he was one of four consecutive Twins hiters who pulled off back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers.

Milt Stock -Longtime second baseman who set a record by gettting four hits in a game for four games in a row (Rafael Furcal later had three in a row).

Jimmy Slagle -Center fielder on the marvelous Cub teams of 1906-08 (the phrase "marvelous Cub team" doesn't seem natural, does it?)...Anyway, Slagle was the first player to steal home in a World Series game.

Pop Shriver -Old-time catcher known less for his on-field exploits than for being the first player to catch a ball dropped from the Washington Monument (a favorite stunt of the time).

Bob Borkowski
07-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Ed Ott (61) -Believed to have the shortest name in baseball history- 5 letters total. He had a wrestling background, and he put it to good use in several notable baseball brawls, including a body slam that separated Felix Millan's shoulder and a choke hold that turned Rob Dibble's face a lovely shade of blue.



...and, in case you are wondering, Ed is NOT related to Mel Ott.