08/05/2005: Thought for the Day:
Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
[Obssessive baseball fan note: When Uecker claims to have gotten an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax, he's probably not exaggerating. Although a career .200 hitter, for some reason Uecker was one of the few players in the National League at that time who could consistently get hits off Koufax. In fact, although the Cardinals had signed Uecker as a backup to regular catcher Tim McCarver in 1964, Uecker wound up being the starting catcher for the Cards' home opener that season precisely because the Dodgers were in town, Koufax was starting that game for them, and as a batter Uecker came as close to "owning" Koufax as any other batter in the National League.]
Len on 08.05.05 @ 06:50 AM CST