Before that...it was Letterman versus 1974 American League saves leader Terry Forster. In 1985, Letterman hit his airways to publicly bash the 270 pound hurler and today...Forster turns 58.
Who cares, right?
Well, in my veiled attempt to capitalize on popular search terms ("The Tonight Show", "Conan O'Brien" and "tub of goo"), I want to pass along a post by frenemy (look it up...its a word) of The Hall Bill who takes care of business over at The Daily Something.
I'm kind of embarrassed to admit it, but Forster, despite being a good pitcher and a colorful character for sixteen years, is a guy I knew nothing at all about 30 minutes ago. His career ended months before my grade school self started paying attention to baseball. But he's a guy worth knowing about.
Forster wakes up a 58 year-old this morning.
But the really interesting thing about Forster isn't his pitching or his brief late-night-talk hero status. It's this: .397/.413/.474.
Read the rest of what Bill wrote over at his site.