On this date in 2006, Sibby Sisti passed away at age 85.
"When Sisti gets hurt, he does the job completely. The most sewn-up athlete in baseball. He carries the scars of 75 stitches on his carcass giving him the title of 'The Embroidered Man.'" - sportswriter, Al Hirshberg
On this date in 1962, Mets manager Casey Stengel is fined $500 by Commissioner Ford Frick for appearing in a beer advertisement.
"I'll never forget, we went to a bar after a night game in Cleveland. He ordered a draft beer and knocked it down in one gulp. I said, 'Jeezus, Casey, why did you drink your beer so fast?' And Stengel said, 'I drink it like that ever since the accident.' I said, 'You were in an accident?' He said, 'Yeah, somebody knocked my beer over.'" - Curt Gowdy
On this date in 1946, Ed Walsh is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
"He threw a spitball. I think the ball disintegrated on the way to the plate and the catcher put it back together again. I swear when it went past the plate, it was just the spit that went by." - Sam Crawford
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