Proud of my Dad’s Big-League, Historic Anniversary

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This week, let’s have a change of pace. Instead, I’d like to share something personal with you.

I’d like you to know how PROUD I AM OF MY DAD.

This past Tuesday was the 57th anniversary of my dad making major league baseball history! On July 30, 1962, as a pitcher for the last place Washington Senators, Dave Stenhouse became the first rookie pitcher ever to start a big-league All-Star game when he took the mound at Wrigley Field for the American League All-Stars.

Among the National League stars he faced: Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, and Orlando Cepeda … the NL squad was so packed that Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Ernie Banks, and Frank Robinson were subs!!

Dad pitched two innings and gave up one run … and the A.L. won!

My dad is also a deserving inductee into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Talk about a Rhode Island All-Star – and you can see why I am so proud.

I hope you feel the same about your family – and I hope you tell them, like I did.

Godspeed for a GREAT weekend and rest of the summer with your family!

P.S.  What is that lump on his left jaw?


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