Friday, March 14, 2014

3/14: Bunker Rhines, Roberto Clemente, Kenny Lofton...

Bunker Rhines, Roberto Clemente, Kenny Lofton...

  • 1869 - RHP Billy “Bunker” Rhines was born in Ridgway, Elk County. He tossed for the Bucs at the end of his career in 1898-99, going 16-20 with a 3.95 ERA after twice leading the NL in ERA as a Cincinnati Red. 

Bunker Rhines Out of the Park series

  • 1969 - After recovering from a right shoulder injury, Roberto Clemente banged his left wing chasing a foul pop during a spring game. He started the year 0-for-12, but roared back with a .345 BA, second to Pete Rose’s .348 in a race that went down to the last day. 
  •  2003 - OF Kenny Lofton inked a one year, $1.025M deal with the Pirates. He didn’t last that long, as he was traded to the Cubs on July 23rd with Aramis Ramirez for not much in Dave Littlefield’s most infamous salary dump.

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