Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Chris Sabo (50) -Spuds reaches the half-century mark. Chris played one game of minor league hockey (he was a goalie) before deciding to focus on baseball.
Pete Rose gave Sabo the nickname 'Spuds' during his rookie season in 1988 referring to the bull terrier character in Bud Light commercials named Spuds MacKenzie.
My recollection is that a while later when someone asked why the nickname Sabo answered, "I'm not sure but they tell me I look like the guy."