Re: Trading "The Cuban Missile"
[QUOTE=NorCal Reds Fan;2946691]
I'm no historian, so I'd honestly like to know who the rookies are who put up his kind of numbers and then just faded away...and not guys who were hot their first 20 games or so (a'la Shane Spencer), but for the better part of a full season. Yeah, I remember guys like Joe Charboneau, Jerome Walton, and Bob Hamelin, but none of them had across the board numbers like Puig.
Speaking of hot starts(and quick fades) in 1949 Dino Restelli hit 12 home runs in his first two months for the Pirates, including seven during his first 12 games when he had 17 RBI and an even .350 average. He was back in the minors by 1950.