Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Steve Bilko -Minor league slugger who spent the 1958 season with the Reds as a backup.
The guy who Bilko backed up at first base that year was George Crowe.
Also, I read that Nat Hiken, creator of The Phil Silvers Show
, supposedly took the name of the character Silvers played (Sgt. Bilko) from Steve Bilko.