Happy Birthday–September 27

Jelly Gardner (1895)
Whit Wyatt (1907)
Dick Hall (1930)
Dave Wickersham (1935)
Gary Sutherland (1944)
Mike Schmidt (1949)
Bob Veselic (1955)
Don Schulze (1962)
Todd Blyleven (1972)
Vicente Padilla (1977)
Jon Rauch (1978)
Jon Garland (1979)
Matt Shoemaker (1986)
Simeon Woods Richardson (2000)

Todd Blyleven is, as you probably know, the son of Bert Blyleven. He pitched in the minor leagues for seven years, getting as high as AA, then was a scout for eight years.

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September 26, 2023: In Tune

(I double booked a CoC apparently, so I'm just going to post it today.)

Getting ready for bed, I'm usually listening to stuff on my headphones. Tunes, podcasts, what have you. Anyway, I'm sure this has never happened before, but my sonic-y toothbrush perfectly matched the key of the song I was listening to. Like, the song and my toothbrush could have jammed.

Happy Birthday–September 26

Gus Schmelz (1850)
Bob Coleman (1890)
Bobby Shantz (1925)
Mel McGaha (1926)
Dave Duncan (1945)
Jim Gideon (1953)
Rich Gedman (1959)
Steve Buechele (1961)
Dave Martinez (1964)
Brian Shouse (1968)
Brian Looney (1969)
Sean Doolittle (1986)
Chris Archer (1988)
Jordan Luplow (1993)

Gus Schmelz managed several teams in the late 19th century.  He is one of the few who became a manager without having played professionally.

Bob Coleman managed in the minor leagues for thirty-five years.  He had the most wins as a minor league manager when he retired, 2,496, a mark since passed by Stan Wasiak.

Former Knicks player Mel McGaha was the manager of the Kansas City Athletics from 1964-1965.

We'd also like to wish a happy birthday to Beau's daughter.

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Minor Details: Game of September 24


Eddys Leonard hit a two-run homer in the third to give Toledo a 3-0 lead.  St. Paul scored two in the fifth but could do no more.

Jair Camargo hit a two-run homer, his twenty-first.

St. Paul had just two hits.

Patrick Murphy pitched four innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk and striking out four.
Brent Headrick struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.
Ronny Henriquez pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.
Hunter McMahon pitched a perfect inning.
Cole Sands pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

St. Paul finishes with a record of 41-33, in second place in the International League West, two games behind Nashville.

Happy Birthday–September 25

Pat Malone (1902)
Phil Rizzuto (1917)
Johnny Sain (1917)
Sal Butera (1952)
Glenn Hubbard (1957)
Geno Petralli (1959)
Tony Womack (1969)
David Weathers (1969)
Oscar Munoz (1969)
Wil Nieves (1977)
Joel Pineiro (1978)
Rocco Baldelli (1981)
Vance Worley (1987)
Ben Rortvedt (1997)

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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.