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Honor roll of long-ago PCL opponents

And I noted the other day that the player whose minor league stats are below pitched against the Spokane Indians (in a mid-season exhibition game) as a member of the American League's Seattle Pilots. But he also had a couple of stints as a player on PCL teams.

Happy birthday to Dick Groat

He was a really good player who, back in my baseball cards days, had what I regarded as one of the best names in sports.

If you note Justin Verlander’s birthday

It's today. He's 30.

I was informed of this by a Kansas City Royals fan who, I suspect, was wishing he was older.

Cy Young Winners Born in Idaho Dept.

Autographs I obtained as a kid include…

One from this fellow, the third of the famed Alou brothers.

This isn't my card. Jesus signed a ball for me at long-gone Crosley Field in Cincinnati.

I have no recollection of saying his name or how I might have pronounced it. Chances are, he wasn't the player whose attention I was trying to attract.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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