Badass Beards – Toby Harrah

13 Mar

1984 Topps - Toby Harrah

Who is Toby Harrah, you might ask?  Well, I wondered the same thing.  I knew there had to be more than just the high stirrups with prominent stripes, the flip-down sunglasses with the eye black, and the thick, dirty beard.

So, I went to this neat website (that I found on the Interwebs) called Wikipedia and searched his name.  Turns out, Toby Harrah was involved in three pretty unusual feats:

  1. On June 25, 1976, he played both games of a doubleheader without taking a single fielding chance – as the shortstop.
  2. On August 27, 1977, he and teammate Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs – the only time this has ever happened in Major League Baseball history.
  3. On August 6, 1986, he hit a grand slam for Texas, in a game when two Baltimore players also hit grand slams, setting a new record for the most slams in one game.  Despite the two slams, Baltimore still found a way to lose.  Some things never change.

As I’m sure you can predict, I credit the beard.

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