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I Took A Break From Death To Note All The Hair On The Baltimore Relief Pitcher

There is a lot going on in the world.

The Texas legislature is in session and is contemplating brutal cuts in already underfunded education and health programs. Folks are fighting for the rights of working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. Libya is in a civil war.

These things matter a great deal. However, I’m in Cincinnati dealing with a severe illness in the family. I can’t get to all the things I would like to blog about.

One thing I am able to get to is watching television in the nursing home room I’m spending a number of hours in each day.

This afternoon I watched a replay of game 7 of the 1979 World Series on ESPN Classic. In this World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles.

Above is a picture I took off the TV. The Baltimore relief pitcher you see is Don Stanhouse.

Even in the shadow of death in the nursing home, I was amazed by all the hair Mr. Stanhouse had on his head and on his face.

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  1. He was known as “Stan The Man Unusual”, which is one of my all-time favorite nicknames for a player. Just thought you should know that.

    Comment by Charles Kuffner | March 9, 2011

  2. Mr. Kuffner—Thank you for this information.

    The 9th inning of game 7, whichis when Mr. Stanhouse was pitchng in the picture, featured the use of 5 Baltimore pitchers. That was a record for most pitchers in one World Series inning at the time. I bet it is still the record. Baltimore gave up 3 runs in this inning and lost the game.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 9, 2011

  3. Unlike many who had a lot back then Stanhouse still has some hair of honorable mention.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | March 9, 2011

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