Wednesday, February 26, 2014

no. 266 - bill stoneman

Who is the man: Bill Stoneman had completed his second season for the second-year Montreal Expos. He won just seven games in 1970, but he'd win 17 games in '71.

Can ya dig it: I don't know what that green structure is in the background, but it appears on a lot of early '70s Expos cards.

Right on: Stoneman has a look on his face like he just airmailed that pitch.

You see this cat Stoneman is a bad mother: Stoneman pitched a pair of major league no-hitters. His first came in the ninth game the Expos ever played and his second was the first MLB no-hitter pitched in Canada.

Shut your mouth: Stoneman didn't use an agent to negotiate his contract for the 1974 season, which would be his last in the majors: "You don't need a lawyer to tell the club you had a lousy year," he said.

No one understands him but his woman: Stoneman built the Angels into a World Series champion as general manager for the team for eight seasons. But he stepped down in 2007, saying he wanted to spend more time with his wife. "She didn't know when she married me that I would have a mistress," he said. "Right now, I'm leaving my mistress."

(A word about the back): I don't think that's a mustache on Stoneman, but it sure looks like one.

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