Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1/21: Jimmy Zinn, Waite Hoyt, Octavio Dotel...

Jimmy Zinn, Waite Hoyt, Octavio Dotel...
  • 1895 - RHP Jimmy Zinn was born in Benton, Arkansas. Zinn worked three years for the Bucs (1920-22), with the last his only full season with the club. But he was a minor league legend. A fringe hurler in the majors, he tossed on different farm clubs for 25 years, collecting 279 wins and compiling a 3.49 ERA. 
Jimmy Zinn
  • 1933 - Future Hall of Fame RHP Waite Hoyt was signed by the Pirates after being waived by the New York Giants. Working mostly out of the bullpen, he went 35-31/3.08 in his five year Bucco career before being sold to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937. 
Waite Hoyt - Out of the Park Development (Pegasus27)
  • 2010 - Free agent RHP Octavio Dotel agreed to a one year, $3.5M deal with the Bucs, the only team that offered the right-hander the opportunity to save games. The 36-year old reliever hadn't been a closer since 2007 with Kansas City. He thrived in the role, saving 21 games before being traded at the deadline to the Dodgers.
Octavio Dotel 2010 - Jared Wickersham/USAToday/Getty Images

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