Mike Hargrove, known as “The Human Rain Delay”, was born in Perryton, Texas on this day in 1949.
Mike broke with the Rangers in 1974, hit .323 and named Rookie of the Year. Mike had a great eye and walked 965 over 13 seasons. He retired with a .290 batting average and a .396 OBP.
After playing, Hargrove became the Indians manager in 1991. He won 2 AL pennants in 1995 & 1997 and made the post season in 1996, 1998 & 1999.
Overall, he won 1,188 in 16 seasons with Cleveland, Baltimore and Seattle.