Tuesday, November 08, 2005

 
November 8th, 1907

Tony Cuccinello Born


In the department of "I don't know what this has to do with anything but its late and I'm tired" Tony Cuccinello, a pretty good second baseman for a variety of teams in thirties and forties was declared 4-F (that is, ineligible) for the draft in World War II because he had chronic laryngitis. This may seem like a rather lame aliment to constitute missing a war for, but, according to Bill James, Cuccinello was "at one point...unable to talk above a whisper for three years."

On a hugely unrelated note, another one of my able Guest Writers, Phil Coorey, has started his own blog. Phil, a dedicated member of Red Sox Nation has decided to track what progress the team makes without their "Boy Genius" Theo Epstein at the helm, at the aptly named "Red Sox Post Theo" blog. As with all my links, it comes both highly and personally recommended.





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