Today's Minutiæ is dedicated to former Chicago Cub Daryl Robertson, this guy:
Robertson's major league career was brief. In his 1962 fortnight with the Cubs, he put up these staggering numbers:
That's right, in nine games he had two hits in twenty-two plate appearances. That's a batting average of .105. He also walked twice, drove in two, and struck out ten times. No wonder he didn't last very long in The Show.
Why am I writing about such an obscure, lousy player? Well, it's not because his picture was once altered to become an Ernie Banks card. No, OSITF honors Daryl Robertson today because he was born in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and according to Baseball Reference, he is the only major league baseball player that was born in Teller County, Colorado.
Here's to you, Daryl!