Bob Cain

Bob Cain

Age: 72

left-hander who pitched to dwarf Eddie Gaedel and walked him on four consecutive balls; Bill Veeck planned the gimmick of sending Gaedel to the plate as a pinch hitter to help the Browns who were drawing poor crowds; broke into the majors with the Chicago White Sox, also pitched for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Browns; of cancer

Died: Cleveland, April 7, 1997

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