Gerry Arrigo ptiched in the major leagues for 10 seasons, beginning in 1961 with the Twins and ending in 1970 with the White Sox.
In between he pitched for Cincinnati, where he encountered the young Johnny Bench when the Hall of Famer to be was just a rookie.
"He thought he had a fastball," Bench recounted years later of Arrigo. "He was pitching to a hitter I knew he couldn't possibly throw it by. I called for a curve, and he shook it off, a curve again and he shook it off, a curve one omre time and he shook it off. He finally threw a fastball outside.'"
And the distainful Bench merely reached out with his bare hand to catch the "heater".