Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Roy Hartsfield

On this date in 2011, Roy Hartsfield passed away at age 85.

The first manager of the Blue Jays. "Roy" said Donatelli, "if you ever learned to hit that pitch, you'd go to the big leagues."

"And if you learned to call it right," snapped Hartsfield, "we could go on the same train."

Roy Hartsfield and umpire Augie Donatelli during a minor league game (Baseball Digest, July 1960)

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