Tuesday, January 17, 2006
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
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