Friday, June 1, 2012

Unpossible Autograph Friday- Sandy Consuegra, Oriole #99

Sandy Consuegra was a Cuban pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1950-57 with the Senators, White Sox, Orioles and Giants. His best season was 1954, during his time with the White Sox, when he led the American League with a .842 win percentage with a 16-3 record and made his only All-Star team.

He pitched in only nine games for the Orioles during the 1956-57 seasons near the end of his career. He made his Baltimore debut on September 1, 1956 and became the 99th player to appear in a game for the O's. He wrapped up his time in Baltimore with a 1-1 record and a 3.29 ERA.

Sandy passed away on November 16, 2005, he was 85 years old at the time of his death. RIP Sandy.

To briefly explain the misspelled/made up title of these weekly posts: Every Friday, I profile a former Oriole who has passed away. I've substituted the word unpossible for impossible as an homage to a line from "The Simpsons". Young Ralph Wiggum, who is not very smart, says "Me fail English? That's unpossible." 

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