Happy Birthday to Dennis Higgins who pitched for the White Sox, Senators, Indians, and Cardinals from 1966 to 1972. I first saw him pitch in June 2, 1966 in Chicago. We were both rookies that season. It was our first road trip to my hometown since I made the team and I had friends and family at the games every day. The Yankees were leading the White Sox 5-3 and in the bottom of the fourth, Eddie Stanky pulled the starting pitcher, Tommy John, for a pinch hitter. Dennis came in to pitch in the fifth and proceeded to get nine consecutive outs; he struck out Mickey Mantle in his major league debut. He left the game for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh. He made one hell of a first impression.