Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hall of Mediocrity

This past Christmas I received a great gift, The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference. It's filled with about every player who has played in the major leagues. The best thing I have found in The Ballplayers is the random guys that had very little impact on the game but they still put them in there.Since it is spring training and baseball season is around the corner I thought on days that I am a little scatter brained or have nothing of interest to say I'll give you one of the guys I have found. If you know of one of these kinds of players with a weird background post a comment and I'll try to add them in.

Larvell "Sugar Bear" Blanks played 1972-1980 for Braves, Indians and the Rangers. 629 games with a .253 BA, 20HR and 172 RBI

Called Sugar Bear after a cartoon character on a cereal box. Blank's was Atlanta's starting shortstop in 1975. He was traded twice in the same day (December 12, 1975) from the Braves to the White Sox to the Indians, with whom he was a utility man.


levy said...

I've got some friends that call me Dave Bear. Do you think I could get a contract with the Indians?

J Dog said...

If Bob Wickman can get a job I can't see why not.