Posted at 9:07 AM on September 21, 2005
by David Zingler
Joe Bauman, who hit .400 with 72 homeruns for the Roswell Rockets in 1954, died yesterday at the age of 83. Although he did it at the Class C level (second lowest on the minor league ladder at the time), Baumanís homerun total was the highest single season total in baseball history until Barry Bondsí 73 in 2001. Correct me if I am wrong, but I donít believe BALCO was around in 1954.
Speaking of our beloved Barry, he believes Congress is wasting itsí time with their ongoing steroid inquiry. He did not comment on global warming or the war in Iraq.