Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Sunday Funnies

As pitchers and catchers report this weekend, let's close up this winter's Sunday Funnies with a spring training quip.

Dick Schofield Sr. had a lengthy (19 year) but undistinguished (.227 lifetime batting average) career as a utility infielder.

He appeared in games with seven teams, but this story concerns a team he didn't make, at the tail end of his career. He was in camp in 1972 with the then-California Angels, wearing number 58 -- a high number for a position player even today, and a rarity at the time.

Veteran pitcher Eddie Fisher eyed the infielder's uniform number and inquired: "Is that your age, or the number of teams you've been with?"

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