July 25, 2008

Chuck Stobbs, RIP

Chuck Stobbs died two weeks ago, and I can't help but think that, like Al Downing, he made more history with one pitch than he did the rest of his career. In April of 1953, Stobbs gave up the longest home run ever recorded (a whopping 565 feet) to someone named Mickey Mantle.

And even though it's not something he probably wanted to be remembered for, it's almost a perfect highlight to a relatively inglorious career spent mostly with the Washington Senators.

Read More:

The Tale of Chuck Stobbs (WashingtonPost.com)

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