“Baseball lifer” sounds like a great gig, doesn’t it? To be good enough to play baseball, even if it’s just in the minors, and then spend your post-playing days as a coach or scout (or both) seems like a wonderful way to make a living. Sure, there’s a lot of travel, and it really doesn’t pay all that well, I suspect, but if you love baseball, I’d think it would be preferable...
1977: Darrell Porter drove in three runs and Jim Colborn hurled a complete game as the Royals won their first-ever meeting with the expansion Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1 at Royals Stadium. Toronto actually scored first, pushing across a run in the first inning. Bob Bailor led off with a double, and after one out moved to third on a flyout. Colborn then lost his control a bit, walking...
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