Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bet You Didn't Know This

At least non-Giants' fans didn't:

When the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Eugene Macalalag Espineli made his debut with San Francisco on July 23 with 0.2 innings of perfect relief against the visiting Washington Nationals, many believe he became the first full-blooded Filipino to ever play in the Major Leagues.

Other baseball players with Filipino heritage include Bobby Balcena, Bobby Chouinard and Brandon Villafuerte.
Best part about Geno, however, has to be the old-school stirrup socks, of which there is a nifty picture in the article. I heard Paul Lukas has an 18x20" glossy of that photo hanging above his desk. Not that that's a bad thing.

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