Saturday, January 19, 2008

Question of the Week

Shane, Tempe, AZ
Subj: A brief cup of coffee
Which pitcher holds the record for having the shortest major league career?

That dubious honor belongs to Houston Astros hurler Larry Yount. The hard-throwing righthander was just 21-years-old when he was called up for his big league debut on September 15, 1971. Sadly, he blew out his elbow during his warmup tosses and never appeared in another Major League game. “I would still love to have had a chance to play longer,” he admits. “It just didn't work out.”