Nig Cuppy (1869)
Curt Walker (1896)
Buddy Rosar (1914) Art Fowler (1922)
Ed Roebuck (1931) Cesar Tovar (1940) John Verhoeven (1952)
Frank Tanana (1953)
Matt Keough (1955)
Danny Heep (1957)
Warren Newson (1964)
Greg Vaughn (1965)
Moises Alou (1966)
Brian Cashman (1967)
Juan Rivera (1978)
Edinson Volquez (1983)
Brian Cashman has been the general manager of the New York Yankees since 1998.
Grover Hartley (1888)
Hal Wagner (1915)
Dick Greco (1925)
Red Rush (1927) Chuck Stobbs (1929)
Mike Reilly (1949)
Tony Armas (1953)
Jose Canseco (1964)
Sean Casey (1974)
Greg Dobbs (1978)
Angel Pagan (1982) Samuel Deduno (1983) Rene Tosoni (1986)
Dick Greco played twelve seasons in the minors, hitting 328 home runs, but never got a chance in the majors.
Red Rush was a radio broadcaster for the White Sox, the Athletics, and the Cardinals.
Mike Reilly was a major league umpire from 1977-2010.
My Dad always says on the Fourth of July that the summer is "half shot". That's ridiculous, of course, school's been out for less than a month and it doesn't start for more than two months. But, I can tell you that as of today, 2015 is half shot. And what a long half year it was (leap second added last night).
The Reds are 5 games under .500 and 4th place in the NL Central Based on how things played out last night (runs in 5/9 innings, 17 hits from the Reds with only the pitcher's spot going hitless), you can forgive me for being in wonder at the game of baseball.
Big Pelf got shelled, turning in his shortest outing of the season with 2 innings completed. His line: 9 hits, 8 earned runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout.
Telling was the line from Billy Hamilton; 2-for-4 with three runs scored, two walks and four steals ... this from a batter hitting .224/.273/.568 in 2015.
Dozier went bananas after striking out in the top of the 3rd, smashing his bat on the rack in the dugout. He then completed the Twins scoring in the 6-run 4th with a 3-run HR to left, his 16th of the season. He struck out two more times in the game, but no more HR's were forthcoming.
Mauer struck out to end the game, despite only seeing 1 strike: a ball he fouled off. In a 7-pitch at-bat, he was nearly hit in the face twice by 100+ mph fastballs from Aroldis Chapman, took 2 called strikes 4-6 inches outside and a final strike swinging at a pitch out of the zone ... exactly where Bob Davidson had called strike 1 & 2. It was a fitting end to the game.
So, I just got here, but I think I've stayed long enough.
Taylor Rogers shines as the Red Wings throw a pair of shutouts. Adam Brett Walker II hits homer number XXIII. A solid game for Kohl Stewart. A better game for Sam Gibbons. An even better game for Dereck Rodriguez. Fine pitching for the GCL and the DSL Twins, too.
Today is the Milkmaid's birthday. Because of our impending vacation, she has insisted that I don't buy her anything this year. Her test is whether or not she can be okay with it if I don't. And, of course, so is mine.
Tyler Duffey and Wilkin Ramirez lead the Red Wings to a split. The Lookouts hold on for a victory. The Miracle has a ten-game winning streak snapped. No offense for the Kernels. Cody Stashak and Onesimo Hernandez lead the E-Twins to a split.