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May 29, 2010
Asked one day if he ever got tired from pitching so often, Old Hoss replied (and this is an actual quote), “Tired of tossing a little five-ounce baseball for two hours? I used to be a butcher. From four in the morning until eight at night, I knocked down steers with a 25-pound sledge. Tired from playing two hours a day for 10 times the money I used to get for 16 hours a day?”
Old Hoss clearly didn’t have time to be bothered with such absurd questions.
And I don’t want to bore you with the details of Radbourn’s pedestrian season of 1883, because it’s what happened the following year, in 1884, that created this legend and how fiction became fact.
But first some backstory. …
Old Hoss stats.
White Sox New York Yankees (see Williams, Kenny, dumb moves) player Nick Swisher is currently engaged to TV actress girlfriend, Joanna Garcia, according to a report released by the People magazine.
Nick Swisher’s engagement is not the first time an athlete is linked and engaged to an actress.
Joanna Garcia will star in “Better Together” a brand new comedy which will be aired in ABC this fall. She also appeared in “Reba”, “Privileged”, and “How I Met Your Mother”.
Swisher confirmed their relationship in September calling Garcia his lady. Nick Swisher is 29 years old while Joanna Garcia is 30 years old.
Garcia was previously engaged to Trace Ayala in 2008, Justin Timberlake’s business partner, but the marriage was not pushed through.
Mrs. Garcia [Google Images]
Hawk, you can stop e-mailing B-R:
When I think about Yastrzemski’s career, one of the first things that always comes to mind is his league-leading .301 batting average in 1968, a year of very low offense.
Here is that season for Yaz:
Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB 1968 157 664 539 90 162 32 2 23 74 119 90 .301 .426 .495 .922 170 267
While being asked afterward about Matt Thornton pitching 1 1/3 innings to get the save, Cora took a page from Guillen’s book of snarkiness.
”Since I was the manager today, I never liked [Bobby] Jenks … [bleep] him,” Cora said, before laughing. ”No, Jenks was running during BP and tweaked the calf, so he wasn’t available. But you can put the other one if you want.”