07/23/2004: Can't resist mentioning this...
From our pals at Baseball Library, we learn that today is the 44th anniversary of a unique event in Major League history. We'll let them tell the tale:
Kansas City OF Whitey Herzog hits into the only all-Cuban triple play in ML history. The action goes from Washington P Pedro Ramos, to 1B Julio Becquer, to SS Jose Valdivielso.Which reminds me of a quote from the White Rat:
Down there (New Athens, Illinois), we've got more taverns than grocery stores. I walked in, threw down a bill and said, "Give everybody a drink." Nice gesture I thought, but down the bar somebody yelled, "Hey big shot, your brother is still a better ballplayer than you are."
--Dorrel Norman Elvert "Whitey" Herzog
Len on 07.23.04 @ 08:23 PM CST