Travis Wood (25) -I think Travis is going to be a fine major league pitcher. I remember him throwing eight perfect innings against the Phillies in his third major league start.
Smoky Burgess -One of my favorite quotes form The Great American Baseball Card Book: "Smoky Burgess was fat. Not just baseball player fat, FAT fat...like the mailman or your Uncle Dwight." Smokey could rake, though.
Richie Zisk (63) -Former Pirate and White Sox OF- DH.
Dale Long -Offered a contract out of college by the Green Bay Packers, but chose baseball. Homered in eight consecutive games, which I believe might still be the NL record. Primarily a first baseman, but in May of 1952 he became the first lefty-throwing catcher in the majors since Jiggs Donohue in 1902.
Glenn Wright -Nicknamed "Buckshot"; a star shortstop who might have been a superstar if he'd had a longer career. Turned an unassisted triple play in 1925.
Babe Ruth -It's hard to find anything about the Babe that isn't common knowledge. I didn't know that when he was finishing up his playing career and supposedly desperate to get a managing job, he had an appointment for an inteview with Frank Navin about managing the Tigers but failed to show up for the appointment. Never a good idea...
It's also my birthday, so yay me...
"In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra
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