HOUSTON, Texas -- Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers made the handlebar mustache famous in the 1970s while pitching for the Oakland Athletics. A generation later, rookie A's pitcher Daniel Mengden has brought it back. Mengden, the 23-year-old starter with a funky old school over-head windup, has actually done better than his 1-4 record shows. He starts on July 8 in the second...
Via Athletics Nation
19 days ago
OMAHA, Neb. — When Florida’s Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a familiar thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock’s mind. “Where is Goose Gossage when you need him? Rollie Fingers, somebody?” Tadlock said, smiling. No worries. Reliever Hayden Howard, backed by one of the nation’s best defenses,...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
June 22, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock's mind."Where is Goose Gossage when you need him? Rollie Fingers, somebody?" Tadlock said, smiling.No worries. Reliever Hayden Howard, backed by one of the nation's best defenses, got the job done...
Via Associated Press
June 21, 2016 | Discuss
Rollie Fingers has a point. "I do believe that Trevor Hoffman is a Hall of Famer,'' he said. Fingers should know. He's among five relievers to make it to Cooperstown.
May 22, 2016
This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to actor and author Dwier Brown. On the docket…the “Field of Dreams” actor shares some stories from his recent book tour, what it was like heading back to Dyersville, Iowa, to play baseball and what movie he gets recognized from the most. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Talkin’ Baseball with...
The All-Star break does funny things to those who normally consume baseball on a 24/7 basis. Other than the All-Star Game itself and all its related activities, there are a handful of days with basically zero baseball activity. That absence of the game had led to some...different means of celebrating America's pastime. Enter Vice Sports, which put together a highly amusing collection...
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MLB players must have some pretty creative parents. We’ve seen countless pitchers and hitters come and go over the years, standing out or fading into obscurity based on their big-league success. Every once in a while, though, a player comes into the league with the added recognition (or, in some cases, burden) of something he’s had since he was born: His name. Ever since Butts...
The top seed earned his ranking. Much like his 1981 Cy Young/MVP season for the Brewers, Rollie Fingers -- given the No. 1 seed in our Best Whiskered Wisconsin Athlete bracket -- was barely touched in being crowned the tournament champion by readers. Fingers, with his well-known handlear mustache, trounced all would-be challengers in winning the title. Gorman Thomas, a teammate of...
Perhaps no major league baseball player has ever become as closely identified with his facial hair as Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, all the way back to his days with the Philadelphia Phillies (the “Neverending Story” Photoshop above remains the tops). Okay, maybe Rollie Fingers. And I’m sure there are some others, but you get […] The post Pay tribute to Jayson...
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