Friday, March 11, 2016
Here is Another MLB Player Who Never Played Travel Ball
There are very few stories of someone beginning to play baseball in high school and then making it big in the majors. Cesar Geronimo didn't do just that. He began playing baseball at the age of 17 and four years later he was in the majors. Happy birthday to him today.
I will try to get a better picture up soon. He appeared in both the 1975 and 1977 Kellogg's sets.
Geronimo was known for being the 3,000th strikeout victim of both Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan. He only had eight at-bats against Ryan and he struck out three times. Gibson whiffed him nine times in 22 plate appearances.
Geronimo won four Gold Glove awards and two World Series rings with the Reds.
Oops. I posted this to my other blog by mistake this morning.