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Baseball Player Name of the Week
Posted By Emma Span On October 25, 2010 @ 2:08 pm In Bronx Banter,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Ossee Schreckengost: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2007/09/baseball-player-name-of-week.html
 Slim Love: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2007/12/baseball-player-name-of-week.html
 Bill Wambsganss: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2008/01/baseball-player-name-of-week_29.html
 Buttercup Dickerson: http://www.emmaspan.com/2010/06/13/baseball-player-name-of-the-week/
 Mutz and Jewel Ens: http://www.emmaspan.com/2009/10/31/baseball-player-names-of-the-week-4/
 The Wild Elk of the Wasatch: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2009/10/baseball-player-nickname-of-week.html
 Freuny Parra: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2007/06/baseball-player-name-of-week_18.html
 Cletus Elwood “Boots” Poffenberger: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2007/07/baseball-player-name-of-week-bonus.html
 Bristol “Bris” Robotham Lord: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lordbr01.shtml
 Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/PutsyCaballero.jpg
 Putsy Caballero: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Putsy_Caballero
 1948 : http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cabalpu01.shtml
 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putsy_Caballero
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