Happy birthday, Bobby Shantz
The 1952 American League MVP is 97 years old and the fifth oldest living MLB player.
Today is Bobby Shantz’s 97th birthday.
The 1952 American League MVP — he went 24-7 that year — is the fifth oldest living MLB player.
The pint-sized pitcher’s career included three All-Star selections, eight Gold Gloves (he would have won more but they only started awarding them in 1957), and a World Series title in 1958.
Bobby is awesome, for a lot of reasons.
I have a longer piece I’m working on about Shantz that I’ll be posting in the coming weeks. But I didn’t want to let the day pass without noting it.