Wildcard Wednesday: “Who would win in a fight – a big, strong guy or an invisible fat guy?”

A little August-the-fourth history:

-Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), jazz legend Louis Armstrong (1901), pitcher Roger Clemens (1962) were all born on this day.

-Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out (1830)

-A’s Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitched a 16 inning scoreless tie. (1910)

-The Red Sox Tim McBride became the 3rd man to record 6 RBI in an inning. (1945)

-Willie Stargell became the first man to hit a home run outside of Dodger Stadium. (1969)

-Joel Youngblood hit two game-winning singles for two different teams on the same day. He was traded by the Mets in the afternoon to the Montreal Expos, who were playing a night game in Philly. (1982)


-Rod Carew collected his 3,000th hit. (1985)

-Tom Seaver won his 300th game. (1985)

Cool, random old photograph:

Were this a trendier, more crowd-pleasing blog, I would offer a prize to the first person to correctly identify the three men above. As it is, all you will get is an air-five and my respect.

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2 thoughts on “Wildcard Wednesday: “Who would win in a fight – a big, strong guy or an invisible fat guy?”

  1. Seaver was wrapping up his win at the same time as another rarity, Scott Verplank was winning the Western Open at Butler National as an amateur. I was switching back and forth.
    Besides Ronnie, it looks like Jack Brickhouse behind him, the manager Leo Durocher (?)

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