Happy Birthday, Fred Scherman

Fred SchermanHappy Birthday to Fred Scherman, a pitcher for the Tigers, Astros and Expos from 1969 to 1976. The first time we pitched against each other was on April 14, 1971 at Yankee Stadium. We beat the Tigers and Mickey Lolich, 8-4; it was my first win of the ’71 season. Fred came in to pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded (on three walks) and one out. I was the batter and he walked me, giving me my first RBI of the season. With the bases still loaded, Horace Clarke hit into a double play to end the inning. Fred gave up no hits in the seventh and was taken out for a pinch hitter in the eighth.

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