Friday, October 23, 2015

10/23: HBD Jim, Danny MOY; Legendary Lloyd Hired; Glasnow Minor League POY

  • 1931 - RHP Jim Bunning was born in Southgate, Kentucky. The Hall of Famer tossed for the Bucs in 1968 and part of 1969, compiling a 14-23 mark with a 3.84 ERA before being traded to the LA Dodgers for a pair of minor leaguers. 
Jim Bunning (photo The Sporting News)
  • 1958 - The Associated Press named Danny Murtaugh as its major league Manager of Year. After his first full season, the team improved by 22 games and finished 14 games over .500. In all, he managed 15 years, won 1,115 games, five pennants and two World Series. 
  • 2000 - The Pirates hired deposed manager Gene Lamont’s batting coach, Lloyd McClendon, as their the new skipper even though he had no prior experience as a manager. McClendon spent his last five MLB seasons as a player with the Buccos. He managed through 2005, spent time with Jim Leyland as a coach at Detroit and was the skipper for Seattle from 2014-15. 
Lyloyd McClendon 1992 Donruss series
  • 2014 - 21 year old RHP Tyler Glasnow was selected as’s Starting Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The 6-7 hurler, selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft and signed to a $600K bonus, went 12-5 with a 1.74 ERA while averaging 11.4 K per nine innings at High Class A Bradenton.

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