Some ramblings about major (and minor) league baseball in the mid-to-late 1960s, with an emphasis on my hometown Philadelphia Phillies. -- 26-SEP-2009
Sorry to hear of Paul Schaal's death. He was my favorite player in the early years of the Royals franchise (1969 - 1974) and was a very underrated third baseman. It had to take some courage for him to dig in at the plate after an extremely serious beaning in 1968 while with the Angels. Still ranks pretty high in many Royal hitting stats and numerous experts say if not for Brooks Robinson, he'd have won a few Gold Gloves in the mid sixties. RIP #10.
I sometimes wondered if that beaning (by a Red Sox pitcher) was payback for Tony Conigliaro's beaning the previous year.
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