THERE WERE THREE BUBBAS, TWO POOKIES, ONE Tookie, a Pork Chop, brothers Motorboat and Speedboat Jones, Ted Williams (no relation), Pete Rose (relation), an Evers, a Chance and a lot of stinkers. They came in sizes ridiculously large and incredibly small, ages old and older. They had worn the uniforms of the Brasschaat (Belgium) Braves and Melbourne (Australia) Monarchs. They gave up day jobs like stockbroker and bag boy and minister and fireman and even sportswriter. They all had the same dream, though, the same faint hope that they would appear in a major league box score for the first, or...

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