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The Wednesday Video: Steve Hamilton's Folly Floater

Not every New York Yankees player is a legend. From 1963 to 1970, the Bombers had a lefty reliever by the name of Steve Hamilton (who would have turned 76 today, November 30th). Not only did he pitch in two World Series with the Yankees ('63 and '64), but he briefly played for the Minneapolis Lakers and is one of only two people to appear in a World Series and NBA Finals (Gene Conley being the other). He finished his baseball career in 1972 with the Cubs, and compiled a 40-31 record, with 42 saves and a 3.05 ERA. But he was most famous for throwing an eephus pitch called a Folly Floater. Here's a video of Hamilton throwing his signature pitch in 1970 to the Indians' Tony Horton. Horton fouls off the pitch and then requests another one, wherein he fouls out to Thurman Munson and sheepishly crawls back to the Cleveland dugout.

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