Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rodak Remembers: Baseball Quiz #6

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Although there were certainly others whom you could name, when I think of the premiere southpaws in the American League during the period we're considering here, three names come immediately to mind: Whitey Ford of the Yankees, Mel Parnell of the Bosox, and the subject of Quiz #4, Billy Pierce of the Chisox.

When he first came onto the scene, the man pictured here seemed poised to join them. Alas, it was not to be.







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Name this hurler, and the Yankee middle infielder who may be best remembered for having been so inextricably linked to his fate.
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10 comments:

SINVILLE said...

Woody Held.

Rodak said...

Woody Held wasn't a pitcher.

SINVILLE said...

Mea culpa They look the same. I didn't even check the details

http://1964topps.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/105-woody-held.jpg

Rodak said...

Woody Held only had one eyebrow. This guy had two.

Graham Womack said...

Herb Score, who was felled by a line drive by Gil McDougald

Rodak said...

Excellent! Advantage, Womack1

Graham Womack said...

Score's in one of the baseball books my dad gave me from when he was growing up, "Great Rookies of the Major Leagues."

Rodak said...

He came up about the same time as Koufax. And, until he got hurt, looked like the better of the two. (Not that anybody was comparing them at the time--but in retrospect...)

Graham Womack said...

It's funny, their careers essentially went on opposite trajectories, though both ended prematurely due to injury.

Rodak said...

Yeah, but Koufax got enough glory in his short career to make him immortal. If Score is remembered at all, it's only for having rotten luck.