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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Baseball Players Acting #2 - "This Player Leads the League in Most Offensive Categories, Including Nose Hair...

...when this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor."

"Haywood swings and crushes this one towrd South America. Tomlinson is gonna need a Visa to catch this one, it is out of here, and there is nothing left but a vapor trail."

In the movie Major League announcer Harry Doyle, played by Bob Uecker, seems to enjoy making  these sarcastic comments about players including fictional Yankee slugger Clu Haywood.

1982 A.L. Cy Young Award Winner Pete Vuckovich played Clu Haywood.

He played mostly in the A.L., but he also had 3 years with STL.  He had 33 career hits in 208 AB including 0 HRs.  Not really much of a slugger, but an intimidating batter as Haywood.

He was a decent pitcher going 93-69 in this 11 years.  He was 14-4 in the strike-shortened 1981 season and then 18-6 in 1982 when he won his Cy Young Award.  A torn rotator cuff ruined the remainder of his career.

More on Vuckovich and Bob Ueker in future posts.  

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