Wednesday, June 22, 2005

 

June 22nd, 1931

Faye Throneberry Born


Gene Stephens [of the Red Sox] was the ultimate caddy, or scrub--which is the baseball equivalent of the fag (if you'll pardon the expression) or new boy in the English public school system. It is the caddy's sole function in life to come in as a substitute in the late innings of a hopelessly lopsided game [or] to act as a defensive replacement for an aging power hitter...During the late fifties the Red Sox had two other fulltime caddies of note--Marty Keough for Jim Piersall and Faye Throneberry for Jackie Jensen. It was Throneberry's extra burden in life to be the brother, in spirit as well as in flesh, to Marvelous Marv Throneberry, the non plus ultra New York Met first baseman.

Fabulous Faye!

~Brendan C. Boyd and Fred Harris, The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book



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