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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Today's Birthdays

Leo Dickerman BRO b. 1896, played 1923-1924, d. 1982-04-30

Jim Donohue LAA b. 1938, played 1961-1962

Oreste Marrero LAN b. 1969, played 1996

Damon Mashore ANA b. 1969, played 1998

Fred McGriff LAN b. 1963, played 2003, All-Star: 1992, 1994-1996, 2000. It's hard to remember that the Crime Dog was a pretty useful player in his day; despite near-total immobility at first (only three times in his 19 seasons was he even above average according to Rate2), he was a solid thumper with a career .377 OBP. His time with the Dodgers was marred by injury, the first time in his career that he posted less than 500 at bats since his rookie season with the Blue Jays in 1987; he missed winning a pair of rings with that team by one year, as they sent him and Tony Fernandez to San Diego for Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar.

Mickey Rivers CAL b. 1948, played 1970-1975, All-Star: 1976. "Mick the Quick" didn't get to be a Top 100 Angel, partly due to my own oversight, but he recently made the Top 50 Rangers list over at Lone Star Ball.

Bill Voss CAL b. 1943, played 1969-1970


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