Wednesday, January 4, 2017
TTM Success: Tim Stoddard
I sent off a few junk wax card to former Yankees pitcher Tim Stoddard, and he returned all four in just three weeks.
Admittedly, I don’t remember Stoddard as a Yankee. He was there from 1986-88. While I do have baseball memories from that time, they are mostly of Mattingly and Winfield and Henderson and Strawberry. A reliever, outside of Dave Righetti, wasn’t someone I had much knowledge of as a five year old.
Stoddard had a successful 13-year career as a reliever, spending six years with Baltimore, three with NY, and the rest of his time split between San Diego, Cleveland, and both Chicago teams. However, what I knew him best from was this:
He admirably played the role of “Pitcher has a big butt” in the critically acclaimed 1993 film Rookie of the Year. He also served as a baseball consultant on the film’s production crew.