Seymour-Mills Chapter meeting recap – 2/22/2012

From Scott Clair at the Naples News on February 22, 2012:

The first time power hitter Greg Luzinski stepped to the plate as a major leaguer, it was as a Philadelphia Phillie on Sept. 9, 1970, against the New York Mets lefty Ray Sadecki.

Luzinski, who was 19 years old, described Sadecki on Wednesday night at a meeting of the Dorothy Seymour Mills Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, as having 11 strikeouts at that point in the season.

“And I was number 12,” said Luzinski inside a packed Collier County Public Library headquarters lecture room.

The crowd roared, just as it had with many of the 307 home runs Luzinski hit in his 15-year career with the Phillies and Chicago White Sox.

Luzinski, 61, who retired after the 1984 season, was an RBI machine for a Philadelphia team in the mid-1970s that played for the National League pennant three times before winning the World Series in 1980 against the Kansas City Royals.


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