Keith Glauber (40) -Rule 5 pick form the Cardinals. For their 50 grand, the Reds got 7 innings in 1998 and 7 innings in 2000.
Wandy Rodriguez (33) -Played under the name Eny Cabreja until 2002, when he admitted his correct name and age.
Brady Anderson (48) -Only player to be hit by a pitch twice in one inning.
Mike Lieberthal (50) -When you start looking for the best catcher in Phillie history, Lieberthal has a surprisingly strong case; better hitter than Bob Boone and more consistent than Darren Daulton. If Mesoraco ends up having Lieberthal's career, I'd be not overjoyed, but OK with it.
Scott McGregor (58) -The trade in which the Orioles acquired McGregor, Tippy Martinez and Rick Dempsey from the Yankees for Rudy May and Dave Pagan might be the best Orioles trade ever (not involving Frank Robinson).
Curt Flood -Would have been 74 today. Fromer Red farmhand and pioneer of modern baseball.
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If you get HBO you should watch The Curious Case of Curt Flood. It's a very good documentary about his life and his effect on baseball.
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Some Curt Flood quotes:
Originally Posted by chicoruiz
"I was told by the general manager that a white player had received a higher raise than me because white people required more money to live than black people. That is why I wasn't going to get a raise."
"All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for."
"I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution."
"Baseball regards us as sheep."
"If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person."
"People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy."