Originally Posted by HokieRed
Thanks, Klu, for the Bailey pic. He was traded early on in 61 for Don Blasingame, 2nd baseman, who filled the one big question mark on that team.
And poor Don proceeded to give his worst performance ever in the league.
My fave Bailey story (and there are a few) is how during a ST game in FLA he finished up, got dressed and went to watch the rest of the game in the stands) At the time it was a Jim Crow situation up there, a rope was draped down the stands and separated the blacks and the whites, on one side of the rope was Brooks Lawrence, who had also finished his work for the day.
Bailey removed the rope and sat with Lawrence. by all accounts the rope was never placed back again.