On this date in 1978, Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame.
"My father would play catch with me every day. My mother would pitch and I'd hit and my father would shag the balls in the outfield. But then I clipped my mother with a couple of line drives, so my father had to pitch and my mother shagged balls."
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