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voodoochile
12-23-2003, 09:01 AM
:happybday, Juan Pizarro!!!

Hope you have a good one!

:) :gulp:

Mammoo
12-23-2003, 10:00 AM
Happy Birthday, JP...

From BaseballLibrary.com:

"The fireballing Puerto Rican-born Pizarro broke in with the Braves at 19 after going 23-6 for Jacksonville (Sally League) in 1956. He reached his pinnacle during the early 1960s with the White Sox. In 1962 Pizarro threw a pair of two-hitters, and in 1964 he went 19-9 (2.56). He was used mostly in relief from 1966 on, but once outdueled Met ace Tom Seaver 1-0, homering for the Cubs' only run. Pizarro and Dennis Lamp are the only pitchers to throw one-hitters with both the Cubs and the White Sox."

:gulp:

Grobber33
12-23-2003, 06:16 PM
Juan was always a great hitting Pitcher and when the Sox had a rotation of Pizarro & Garry Peters,that gave them 9 bats in the lineup. Joe Horlen,who was a terriffic Hurler,was a weak link batting wise among Sox starters in the early 60's(at least after Peters' 1963 Rookie of the Year season).