Friday, May 7, 2010

Robin Roberts, Famed Baseball Pitcher

Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and later for the Baltimore Orioles, has died at age 83.

Roberts, a righthander with remarkable durability and control, won 20 games or more for six consecutive seasons in the 1950s. He was the star pitcher for the Phillies' "Whiz Kids" team of 1950, which surprisingly dashed its way to the National League pennant. He also holds the dubious record of allowing the most home runs in major-league history.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Too Many Pinch Hitters

May 1, 1955  -  Manager Bobby Bragan of Hollywood was fined $50 by the league for sending up a succession of eight pinch-hitters - for one batter in a game against Los Angeles.