Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, September 18: Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati . . . 3-4, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI, 4 SB (9). In his first major-league start, Slidin' Billy moved up to second on the club in stolen bases. He became the first player to swipe four bags in his first start since, like, 1920-something. Two of them came on pitchouts. He also scored the winning run in the 13th.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.