Sunday, 6 June 2021

118 - Bill Gullickson


Front: Pitching.

Back: Standing.

Better side: Front. Even if the photo makes it seem feasible that Gullickson threw side-arm.

Ties to my personal collections: Former Expo.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 13 (and a 6 point bullet list with the athletic accomplishments of his children)

Wiki-facts: "When he was in Japan, it was considered a miracle that Gullickson, a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus, played a professional sport. Since 1998, the Japan Diabetes Mellitus Society (JADMC) has awarded the "Gullickson Award" for the patient who is deemed a superior influence on society."

Google it: Enjoy highlights from his 18 strike-out game.  

How was his strike-shortened 1994? Went 4-5 with a 5.93 ERA. Forced to retire after this season due to injury.

Birthday boy: February 20, 1959. The only person in the *-reference world with that birthday other than Bill is former Saints back-up QB Greg Knaflec. Race car driver Scott Brayton was also born that date. 1 year later, Joel "MST3K" Hodgson was born.

Next up: Ricky Gutierrez.

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