Grover Hartley (1888)
Hal Wagner (1915)
Dick Greco (1925)
Red Rush (1927)
Chuck Stobbs (1929)
Mike Reilly (1949)
Tony Armas (1953)
Jose Canseco (1964)
Joe Magrane (1964)
Sean Casey (1974)
Greg Dobbs (1978)
Angel Pagan (1982)
Samuel Deduno (1983)
Brett Cecil (1986)
Rene Tosoni (1986)
Grover Hartley is one of nine players named "Grover" to play in the major leagues. There has been only one since the 1930s: Grover Powell, who appeared in twenty games for the Mets in 1963. I guess nobody names their kid "Grover" anymore.
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.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–July 2
Having seen the United States soccer team advance by losing, the Twins decided to try it. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work as well in baseball.
Continue reading Game Recap #77: Minnesotans 4, Angles 6
As Jeff A has well cataloged, this team seems to be at a bit of a crossroads. Here's to hoping the Magical Zoomball is at its full effectiveness this afternoon.
Continue reading 2014 Game 51: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
...the quest to rise above .500 continues.
I think it happens tonight. Deduno is going to have one of his terrifyingly beautiful games, and Dozier's going to hit a home run on a pitch that was intended to be an intentional ball.
It's been a nice, busy day, full of golf and lawn mowing. Now it's time for a brat, some beer, some bird watching, and a Twins win.
I was around for very little of either game, so I'm working off what I'm reading here.
Continue reading Game Recap #25 & #26: Swept 7, Sweepers 13 (21 Innings)
In which I use far too many words discussing the Miguel Sulbaran trade.
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