Re: Birthdays: 11/27
Jose Tartabull, Danny's dad, turns 74 today. Not a power hitter like his son; Jose hit two homers in more than 1800 ABs. There's a novel titled Tartabull's Throw that refers to Jose's throwing out Ken Berry at the plate in a key game in the Red Sox 1967 pennant drive.
Johnny Schmitz was a left-handed pitcher in the war years. He was nicknamed "Bear Tracks" because of his ambling shuffle as he walked to the mound.
"In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra