Thursday, June 17, 2010

On Your Marks, Get Set, Stop

Remember in the wonderful 1989 Kevin Costner baseball flick Field of Dreams where he crosses paths with an Archie "Moonlight" Graham? In the film, he was a young baseball player whose single at-bat marked both the beginning and the end of his major league career.

As it turns out, that character was based on a real person, Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham (November 10 1879 – August 25 1965). However, unlike the movie portrayal, the real Moonlight never even got the one at-bat. Read more about the very small major league career of the real Archibald "Moonlight" Graham.

Speaking of don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it baseball careers, there's also Larry Yount, who is credited with one official game pitched in the majors despite never throwing a pitch (he was injured while warming up).

Having nothing to do with baseball and everything to do with one-strike-and-you're-out, meet Anne Sellors, actress, and subject of perhaps the World's Saddest IMDb page.

"Everybody Looks Good At The Starting Line" - Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

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1 comment:

Oscar said...

Thanks for this article, pretty helpful piece of writing.
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