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Monday, December 19, 2005

Star Telegram: Sullivan: Baseball of Christmas Past.

No, Virginia, there never was any Santa Claus in baseball.

But Al Clauss, who pitched in five games for the Detroit Tigers in 1913, might have been a distant relative and of course, there were Billy and Bobby Klaus, a couple of infielders who played in the 1950s and 1960s.

There isn’t a Kringle or a Scrooge, but there was Jesus Alou, whose brothers were Matty and Felipe as well as—according to Hank Greenwald—Skip, Bob, Boog, Toot and Bebop.

Plus, don’t forget Ken Rudolph, the old Cubs catcher and one of four descendents of the famous reindeer, and if you check baseball-reference.com, you’ll find not only the Commerce Comet (Mickey Mantle) but an outfielder named Cupid Childs who played in the 1890s.

No mention of Bubba “Bing” Crosby?

Jeff K. Posted: December 19, 2005 at 03:26 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BDC Posted: December 19, 2005 at 01:47 PM (#1784006)
Don't forget H-Rod, who couldn't stand the idea of all those kids on the field with him.
   2. Urban Faber Posted: December 19, 2005 at 06:55 PM (#1784526)
Kaye's Seattle Pilots were only around for one year although immortalized in Ball Four.

Danny Kaye was actually involved with the Mariners, not the Pilots.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 21, 2005 at 12:36 AM (#1787268)
but an outfielder named Cupid Childs who played in the 1890s.

Childs was actually the greatest second baseman of the 1890s.
   4. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: December 27, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1795938)
Childs was actually the greatest second baseman of the 1890s.


Is this true Harvey?

;-)

Best Regards

John

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