Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Born on today's date, Ralph Garr.
"Ralph was one of the nicest guys you'll ever want to meet. He was the type of guy who always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed playing the game but when he put that glove on, he turned into Frankenstein. I just said on the air that he was a bad defensive outfielder. The next day I'm down on the field and he comes up to me and says, 'Hey blankety blank, why have you been saying I'm so bad? Didn't you ever make an error?' I said, 'Ralph, in 17 years, I made 39 errors.' He shut up quickly and walked away from me." - Jimmy Piersall