August 29, 1985

On this date in in 1985 New York Yankee player Don Baylor was hit by a pitch for the 190th time during his career, setting a modern day record for players who played after 1900. This was the 22nd time during the 1985 season that he was plunked and when winning Yankee pitcher Phil Niekro was questioned about Baylor’s feat, the old knuckleballer was quoted as saying, “I’m not saying that Baylor’s a masochist, but the Marquis de Sade wants his whips back.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to August 29, 1985

  1. Marky de Sade (Funky Bunch optional) says:

    This post really hurts my feelings!… and I like it. Slander me some more. Come on, SLANDER ME!!!

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