Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Felix Milan


Felix Millan was known for his low crouchi9ng batting stance and choked up on the bat handle. Played well for the Mets, did the little things well. Hit well to the opposite field, showed up to play everyday. Mill├ín, nicknamed “The Kitten” (“El Gatito” in Spanish), born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, made his major leagueContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Felix Milan”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manny Trillo


Originally signed as a catcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968, Trillo was converted into a third baseman by his first minor league manager, Dallas Green. In 1969, he was selected by the Oakland Athletics from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft. Trillo was converted into a second baseman in 1973 while playing forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manny Trillo”