Rollie Fingerless, expect another division title, PlanetMcPlanetFace, and other bullets
Cub Tracks tooled around the track a little and then had to take a nap, just as the GM meetings were beginning. This meant my ear was relatively close to the ground, and I gathered the following tidbits…as always * means autoplay on™ (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).
Today in baseball history:
- 1961 – John Fetzer, a passionate fan of the game, becomes the lone owner of the Tigers when he buys out the estate of Fred Knorr. After the 1983 season, the media mogul will sell the team to pizza entrepreneur Tom Monaghan.
- 1985 – Thirty-nine year-old Rollie Fingers is released by the Brewers, bringing an end to his 17-year Hall-of-Fame career.
- 1986 – The Doubleday Publishing Company agrees to sell the World Champion Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon for $80.75 million.
2001 – For the second time in his career, Seattle skipper Lou Piniella is named the American League Manager of the Year. ‘Sweet Lou,’ the only person …Read the Rest
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