June 26, 2007

Baseball Player Name of the Week

Virgil Trucks.

In addition to being one of the four Tigers pitchers before Justin Verlander to throw a no-hitter (he threw two, actually, in 1952), I thought "Virgil Trucks" sounded like someone you really wouldn't want to mess with... but as it turns out, he actually looks kind of sweet.

He's also the uncle of Butch Trucks, of the Allman Brothers. See, that right there is one of those factoids that you couldn't possibly care less about, and yet will never, ever forget.

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