Friday, October 6, 2017
no. 710 - sonny siebert
Who is the man: Sonny Siebert had completed his second season with the Red Sox in 1970, winning 15 games for Boston. His 1971 season would be even better.
Can ya dig it: Home plate is the over there, Sonny.
Right on: You can see why Siebert was called Sonny from the signature. Siebert's full first name is Wilifred.
You see that cat Siebert is a bad mother: While with the Indians, Siebert pitched a no-hitter against the Washington Senators on June 10, 1966.
Shut your mouth: Before leaving for the ballpark on the day he threw the no-hitter, Siebert's wife kidded him about several recent poor outings on the mound. Siebert said, "promise you'll get off my back and I'll pitch a no-hitter."
No one understands him but his woman: Siebert is the last American League pitcher to hit two home runs in a single game.
(A word about the back): That grounder that just got through the infield was hit by the Angels' Jay Johnstone to lead off the third inning during that July 31st game.