Saturday, May 25, 2013

RIP - Gus Triandos

Catching up...

Former major-league catcher Gus Triandos passed away on March 28th, 2013 at age 82.

Triandos' career spanned 1953-65.  He is probably best known as the Orioles' regular catcher from 1955-62 (although he played a lot at 1st base in '55 and '56).

After a year with the Tigers, Gus was traded to the Phillies before the 1964 season, along with pitcher Jim Bunning. He finished up with the Astros in 1965.

 Obituary from the Baltimore Sun

A blog entry about Gus Triandos


Sunday, May 5, 2013

"The Catch"

I haven't been blogging recently because my free time has been wrapped up in a family music project, which ends up with me burning a ton of CDs.

Today, as I was rooting around the house looking for an empty shoebox to carry said CDs, I found this in my basement:

I made this model back in the mid-1960s (I think it may have been a birthday gift from my parents). I haven't seen it for years, but I did refer to it back in March 2010 in this blog post. (Willie has become unglued, and needs help from a rubberband to pose for this photo op.)