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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu May 27, 2004 2:22 pm

I heard this on the radio. Larry Young, the brother of Robin Yount, was put into first first MLB game but got injured while warming up. He never got involved in a play and was never called up again.

Poor stiff. http://www.astrosdaily.com/history/yount.html
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Postby frog99 » Thu May 27, 2004 3:14 pm

i suppose there have been guys, who were late season callups and never got into a game, and never made it to the majors agian.


Here is a list off all of the players who just managed to get into one game. Some of them actually had good games.


and yes Moonlight Graham is listed.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu May 27, 2004 3:41 pm

Larry Gowell

HS Kid from Lewiston, Maine

Drafted in the 4th round by the Yankees in 1967 draft:

Pitched in 2 games--started 1:

7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 2 BB, and 7K's....but the loss

....but he never played again
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu May 27, 2004 3:45 pm

Allan Travers 1912-05-18 8.0 IP 26 H 14 ER 0 HR 7 BB 1 K

I'm sorry, but OUCH!
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Postby frog99 » Thu May 27, 2004 4:17 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:Allan Travers 1912-05-18 8.0 IP 26 H 14 ER 0 HR 7 BB 1 K

I'm sorry, but OUCH!


that's what we call taking one for the team.

How about Lewis (first or last name?):
1890-07-12 3.0 IP 13 H 20 ER 3 HR 7 BB

maybe he was too embareassed to give his full name...

interesting note: No pitcher has ever pitched a Shut out, in his only appreance.
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Postby la dodgers » Thu May 27, 2004 11:40 pm

i dont remember his name there was an old dodger who was brought up when he was already like 35 had one pinch hit, hit a home run got sent back down 1000avg 1AB 1H 1HR 1RBI now those r some stats
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:37 am

Buzz Arlett 6'3 225 lb-1931 Phillies:

418-AB .313-Ave 26-2b 7-3b 18-Hr 72-Rbi 45-Bb 39-K 3-Sb

Why did this guy never get another shot? He didn't die(1899-1964) Just don't understand...

Jim Baxes 1959 LA & Cleve.

280-Ab .246-Ave 17-Hr?
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:13 pm

Another small fact about Larry Gowell:

Larry Gowell-New York Yankees-The last American League pitcher to get a hit before the adoption of the Designated Hitter Rule (October 4, 1972 – a third inning double off Brewers right-hander Jim Lonborg).

Man it makes me want to know why he only played one season, or for that matter, only 2 games.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:53 pm

Wasn't there a midget who played only 1 game and walked on 4 pitches in every at-bat? Can't remember his name, though.
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Postby Los Angeles Cubs » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:08 pm

LBJackal wrote:Wasn't there a midget who played only 1 game and walked on 4 pitches in every at-bat? Can't remember his name, though.


Eddie Gaedel? Wasnt he number 1/8 or something?? One of Veeks great master plans....
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