While flipping through the TV channels this morning at the radio station (yes, working very hard), I stumbled across The Road Runner. One of the few cartoons I watched as a kid.
After watching for about 30-seconds, beep-beep, I naturally thought of Ralph Garr, the former Braves and White Sox outfielder whose nickname was, The Road Runner.
I forgot that Garr also played for the Angels.
I decided to look up his stats on baseball-reference.com.
Whenever I look up a player I try to remember, or guess, some of his stats. I guessed Garr to be a lifetime .280 hitter with about 1,200 hits. Well, Garr was a .306 career hitter with 1,562 hits.
The Road Runner was a better player than I remembered. Especially in 1974 when he led the National League in hits (214), triples (17) and average (.353).
Ralph Garr could play. He recently turned 65. Yikes!