Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today's Baseball Birthday...John Wockenfuss

Today's Baseball Birthday wishes go out to former Detroit Tigers catcher John Wockenfuss.

If you grew up following the Tigers in the late 1970s you'll probably remember John for his quirky batting stance.

John was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 42nd round of the 1967 baseball draft.

The Tigers acquired Wockenfuss in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he made his big league debut with Detroit on August 11, 1974.

In 10 years with the Tigers John Wockenfuss played in 677 games, batting .262, with 80 home runs and 284 RBI.

I always like John, he was a good back up catcher and also played lots of first base, outfield and DH for Detroit.

Happy Birthday John Wockenfuss, and Go Tigers!

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