Vito Tamulis

Tamulis shut out the Athletics in his first ML start, September 25, 1934. The fun-loving junkballer couldn’t stick with the staid Yankees despite a 10-5 rookie 1935 season. He landed in Brooklyn, where fans loved his encounters with Cardinals slugger Johnny Mize. Tamulis would come halfway to the plate, telling Mize he would strike him out with his rainbow change. Mize would often take futile swings at the floater.