Wednesday, January 8, 2014
#137 Alan Mills
1. His first love was football, but he turned to baseball after doctors discovered that he had been born with only one kidney.
2. During a bench-clearing brawl between the Orioles and the Yankees on May 19, 1998, Mills famously bloodied Darryl Strawberry with a mean right cross in the New York dugout.
3. Alan is currently a pitching coach in the Baltimore farm system.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I had an Orioles game program from 1993 that included an article on Mills and his baseball card collecting hobby. There were pictures of him rooting through stacks of 1991 Topps in his home. It's always fun to find common ground with pro athletes.
Bill James Said: "Limited hitters to a .187 batting average when there were men on base, best in the American League."
On This Date in 1993: January 8. The comedic horror B-movie Leprechaun premieres, starring Warwick Davis and a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston.