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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On January 26, 2011 @ 8:52 pm In Emma Span,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

In honor of the upcoming celebration of ancient Roman martyrs [1]:

[2]

Squeaky Valentine [3].

His real name is Fred Valentine, which is still not too shabby. Born in Mississippi in 1935, he debuted with the Orioles in 1959 and went on to play with the Washington Senators. His only very good year came with them, 1n 1966, when he hit a highly (and uncharacteristically) impressive .351/.455/.806 for an OPS+ of 131. Two years later his OPS+ was 86, and that was his last season.

If I were a GM I would hire any player named “Squeaky Valentine” so fast it’d make your head spin. As an added bonus, he has a 964 similarity score to someone named Coaker Triplett [4].


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URLs in this post:

[1] ancient Roman martyrs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Valentine

[2] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Fred_Valentine.jpg

[3] Squeaky Valentine: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valenfr01.shtml

[4] Coaker Triplett: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/triplco01.shtml

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