Wednesday, December 25, 2019

We remember Jack Hamilton (1938-2018)

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Remember reading that Jack Hamilton passed away.   He was born on this day in 1938.

Hamilton bounced around with several major league teams:   32-40 with a 4.53 ERA & 20 saves for Mets, Angels, Pirates, Indians, Tigers and White Sox.

We remember Hamilton for one pitch:   
In 1967, while playing for the Angels, an errant inside pitch struck and damaged the eye of Boston Red Sox star Conigliaro.
"It was a high fastball," Hamilton told The Associated Press in 1987. "He didn't move at all. He didn't even flinch, jerk his head or anything. It was hard to sit there and take a pitch like that."
Tony C was never the same after that pitch.   His brilliant, and I would argue Hall of Fame career, was over at 23.   Terrible moment.

After baseball, Hamilton became a very successful businessman and owned several restaurants.

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