Sunday, 4 February 2018
89 - Darry Darwin
Front photo: The wind-up.
Back photo: The pitch.
Better photo?: Pretty much a draw, but if the back photo is a continuation of the first, that's a pretty cool draw.
Ties to my personal collections: Future Toronto Blue Jay for part of the 1995 season.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 16
Wiki-facts: "Darwin was nicknamed "Doctor Death" by Houston Astros teammate Nolan Ryan because of how tough Darwin was and all the fights he had purportedly won."
Google it: His jersey was retired by his high school in Bonham, TX.
How was his stike shortened 1994? A respectable 7-5, but with a 6.30 ERA.
Birthday boy: October 25, 1955. He shares that baseball birthday with 9-season MLBer Tommy Boggs. Around the sporting world, NHLer Terry Martin and the awesomely nicknamed Dirt (Dennis) Winston from the NFL were also born that date. Also laying claim to 10/25/55 are trombonist Robin Eubanks and actress Glynis Barber.
Up Next: 90 - Rob Deer