Cov Crashes the Party


Glancing Back, and Remembering Wes Covington

Wes Covington was a strong man and a powerful hitter. He worked from an unorthodox batting stance where he held the bat behind him nearly parallel to the ground, then coiled it just before crushing unsuspecting fastballs. Continue reading

Standing Tall at Short


Glancing Back, and Remembering Jose Pagan

Jose Pagan spent 15 years in the National League, primarily at shortstop, primarily because of his defensive prowess. The Puerto Rican-born Pagan was also a flexible asset to a major league roster, as at some point in his career he played every position except pitcher. Continue reading

A Winning Groove


Glancing Back, and Remembering Jerry Grote

In the prime of his 16-season big league career, Jerry Grote was recognized as one of the best defensive catchers in the National League. He was also a winner, a heady player who knew how to get the best out of his pitchers. Plus he had the leadership qualities to help inspire those playing behind his pitchers. Continue reading