Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
Here's a few others from the 70's I thought about:
Jimmy Stewart (no not the actor)
I can't think of LaCoss without thinking of his ginger afro. This isn't the best picture of it, and he was no Oscar Gamble, but still...
Fun fact: Mike LaCoss hit 2 homers during his 14-year career, and they happened in consecutive at-bats. The first was off Cardinals' utility man Dane Iorg in a blowout, the second off the Reds' Tom Browning.
And then there's this:
Hey, I’m Mike LaCoss! Check out my FORKBALL! Or split-fingered fastball, or curveball, or whatever! I don’t really like to classify my pitches. The point is -- my forkball does crazy stuff! It’ll bend your KNEES! I like to throw it when I’m angry, like when a batter tries to call timeout because I’m taking too long to decide which kind of forkball I want to throw! Arrrrgh! I hate that! But that’s when I’ll hit you off with the ol’ forky and you’ll be sorry you ever wasted Mike LaCoss’ time! How much you wanna bet I can throw this forkball over them mountains?! One time I threw my forkball so hard that it split into four baseballs and I ended up striking out a guy in France! I didn’t find out until three weeks later when the guy sent me a letter and all it said was “Nice forkball!” At least that’s what I think it said because I don’t read French! FREEDOM fries!