Friday, November 21, 2014
#326 Gary Varsho
About the Back: Varsho is an example of the rare bats-left, throws-right player.
1. In 1985 and 1986, Gary became the first back-to-back stolen base champion in the AA Eastern League, as he swiped a total of 85 bags in 104 tries for the Pittsfield Cubs.
2. He made 352 pinch hit appearances in eight big league seasons, with a .243/.296/.355 line and four home runs in those situations.
3. Varsho is currently an advance scout for the Angels. He was previously a minor league manager in the Seattle and Philadelphia farm systems, and coached in the majors for the Phillies and Pirates.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I never noticed before, but he appears incredibly close to the dugout in the front photo.
Bill James Said: "He's an excellent baserunner and a good outfielder, although he lacks a strong arm."
On This Date in 1993: November 21. Actor and director Bill Bixby, best known for his portrayal of Dr. David Banner on TV's The Incredible Hulk, passes away at age 59 after battling prostate cancer.