Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 
January 17th, 1915

Mayo Smith Born


"Wayne Comer says that Mayo Smith, the Tiger manager, once said to him, 'Wayne, I think you're going to hit .290 this year--but you're going to be doing it in Montgomery, Alabama.'

[...]

We beat the Tigers 3-2 with two runs in the tenth. Maybe we are as good as they are. What happened was that Mayo Smith left a righthander in to pitch to Mincher with two on in the tenth and a lefthander warming up in the bullpen. Mincher knocked them both in with a single. When he got to first base Norm Cash was really boiling. 'Crissakes,' Cash said. 'Mayo Smith has got to be the dumbest manager in baseball.'"



~Jim Bouton, Ball Four




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