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    Birthdays: 5/6

    Gonna go ahead and post this early because tomorrow is a pretty busy day...
    Reds:

    Keefe Cato (54) -Early '80s reliever. He was a graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut, and was the first Fairfield alumnus to ever play any major league sport.

    Mike McCormick -Born in the small town of Angels Camp, California- the place where the California Gold Rush began. Hit .300 with the 1940 world champion Reds. That was probably the high point of his career, although he played on another pennant winner in Boston in 1948. He always got off to slow starts, and would end up getting benched just as he was starting to come around.

    Others:

    Larry Andersen (59) -Current Phillies color man, best known for being traded for a young Jeff Bagwell. Holds an obscure record: most innings pitched in a season (79 2/3) without earning a decision. Funny guy; asker of the question "Why do you sing 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' when you're already there?".

    Masanori Murakami (68) -A trailblazer; the first Japanese to play American major league baseball. The Japanese baseball establishment wasn't too crazy about the idea at the time.

    Bill Hands (72) -Righty who won 20 for the 1969 Cubs. Somewhat less successful as a hitter; he once struck out in 14 consecutive at bats. Bill Hands and Barry Foote were, unfortunately, never a battery.

    Willie Mays (81) -The one player in major league baseball history who was really, really good at everything. Plus he was the most fun to watch of anyone who ever played the game. If you never saw Willie hit a triple, well, I feel sorry for you...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 5/6

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post


    Bill Hands (72) -Righty who won 20 for the 1969 Cubs. Somewhat less successful as a hitter; he once struck out in 14 consecutive at bats. Bill Hands and Barry Foote were, unfortunately, never a battery.
    ...and I don't believe Bill was ever relieved by Rollie Fingers either.


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