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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Uni Watch: Lukas: Hooked up

These pics of the greatest Mazzone in Oriole history should hook you.

Reader Bruce Menard recently clued me in regarding a chapter from fairly recent MLB history that I hadn’t been aware of. It involves a guy named Jay Mazzone, who worked as a batboy for the Orioles in the late 1960s. The unusual thing about Mazzone is that he’d lost his hands when he was two years old after his snow suit caught on fire, so he used metal hooks in lieu of fingers. This certainly made him an unusual sight on the field (for all of these images, you can click to enlarge):

Vintage Fridays: Baltimore Orioles, 1968 Topps #334

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Extra credit: Vintage Fridays: Baltimore Orioles, 1968 Topps #334

Greg Franklin Posted: January 15, 2013 at 04:51 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, memorabilia, orioles, special topics, uniforms

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 16, 2013 at 05:56 PM (#4348483)
IIRC, the Orioles eventually made the kid a thumb sign so he could vote in the infamous Kangaroo Court, which apparently followed the Roman Coliseum system of justice.

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