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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Back on my blog Eephus Pitch I used to have a Baseball Player Name of the Week feature, which I think it is past time to revive. Previous honorees include Ossee Schreckengost, Slim Love, Bill Wambsganss (and Braggo “The Globetrotter” Roth),  Buttercup Dickerson, Mutz and Jewel Ens, The Wild Elk of the Wasatch, Freuny Parra, Cletus Elwood “Boots” Poffenberger, and of course Bristol “Bris” Robotham Lord, aka “the Human Eyeball,” among many other luminaries.  Today’s pick:

Putsy Caballero.

Putsy, né Ralph, joined the Phillies in 1944  at age 16 – making, him to this day, the youngest Phillie ever. 1948 was his only season as the team’s regular third baseman, and he “retired” at 24, heading home to New Orleans to work as an exterminator and eventually open his own pest-control business. According to BR Bullpen, he stayed there until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina destroyed his house, though not his Phillies uniform. Wikipedia has him living now in Lake View, LA.


1 Emma Span   ~  Oct 25, 2010 2:51 pm

PUTSY CABALLERO! I've been saying it all day.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 25, 2010 3:11 pm

I keep saying Pussy Callebero by accident.

3 Emma Span   ~  Oct 25, 2010 3:12 pm

[1] You're just a sexual harrassment lawsuit waiting to happen.

4 unmoderated   ~  Oct 25, 2010 4:00 pm

Great one.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 25, 2010 5:03 pm

Least his last name isn't PUTZ.

6 Emma Span   ~  Oct 25, 2010 5:06 pm

[5] Not like poor J.J.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 25, 2010 5:11 pm

[2],[3] Those Wrangler jeans are really comfortable, eh Alex? >;)

8 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 26, 2010 9:33 am

[7] And in reference to Wrangler Jeans, the Brett Favre/Wrangler commercial continues to run during football games (saw it last night). Comfortable jeans move with you (and room for the camera inside). Mind-blowing, and parodied on SNL just this week.

Putsy Caballero, JJ Putz, and Rusty Kuntz should start a urology practice.

Let's go Giants. Will my digital tv accept rabbit ears? Fox is evil with an agenda dictated by their owner, Cablevision and the Dolans are despicable. Really great role models for American Free Enterprise.

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