Wednesday, October 09, 2013

RIP Andy Pafko

RIP Handy Andy Pafko, one of the greatest Cubs players of all time. I met him a few times (he lived in my neighborhood for years) and he was a true gentleman.

The Tribune has the obituary.

I've obviously written about Andy a few times at Just One Bad Century.

His Nickname

His incredible 1950 season

His appearance in the 1947 All Star Game

His 1945 season

and, of course...

The terrible trade the Cubs made when they got rid of him.