Happy Birthday to southpaw Ken Kravec, who pitched for the White Sox from 1975 to 1980, and for the Cubs in 1981 and 1982. The first time I saw him pitch was on September 1, 1976 when the Indians were at Comiskey Park. Ken was pitching against Jim Bibby. The game was a real pitcher’s duel until the last inning. The Tribe was up one run (a solo homer by Ray Fosse) and in the top of the ninth, Ken gave up a leadoff walk to George Hendrick. Buddy Bell drove him home on a double. Then he walked Ron Pruitt. Frank Duffy hit a single to left, scoring Bell. Jorge Orta threw out Ron at third. With Duffy on second, Duane Kuiper grounded out to end the inning. I got to know Ken a little in 1977, when I went to spring training with the White Sox. Nice guy.