Happy Birthday, Gary Timberlake

GAry TimberlakeHappy Birthday to Gary Timberlake, who was originally drafted by the Yankees in 1966.  The Yankees picked tenth in that draft.  Jim Lyttle was their first round pick; Gary was their second round pick – 30th overall.  He was a southpaw so when he was drafted during my rookie season, naturally I paid attention.   I remember him having an especially good season with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees Class A team in 1968.  The Yankees left him unprotected in the 1969 expansion draft and he was taken by the Seattle Pilots.  He got called up to the majors in early summer, pitched two games, got sent back down, and never got called back.  But he made it and he is remembered for doing that.

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