Thursday, September 22, 2005

Old-time Baseball

OK, what professional baseball player held the record for 47 years for most home runs hit in a single season?

Maris? No. Ruth? No. Frank "Home Run" Baker? No, no, no.....

Joe Bauman, who hit 72 homers in 1954 playing for the Roswell Rockets of the Longhorn Baseball League. His record stood until Barry Bonds hit 73 homers in 2001.

On Tuesday, Mr. Bauman died of pneumonia, a complication from an August 11th fall during a ceremony to rename the old Fair Park (in Roswell, NM) as Joe Bauman Stadium.

BTW, Bauman never played in the major leagues.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Never played in the majors? I bet I can guess why ...