Briggeman: Bullet Joe, Spanky and a wild lefty did Missoula baseball proud

From Kim Briggeman at The Missoulian on November 6, 2019:

Leslie “Bullet Joe” Bush pitched Philadelphia to victory over the New York Giants in Game 3 of baseball’s World Series, and Connie Mack’s Athletics went on to win the championship in five games.

Outfielder Adam Eaton hit .320 in the 2019 World Series for the Washington Nationals, who wrapped up their first championship last week against the Houston Astros.

The connection: Each started his pro baseball career in Missoula, Bush in 1912 with the Highlanders of the Union Association, Eaton in 2010 with the Osprey of the Pioneer League.

A 19th-round draft choice, Eaton immediately exhibited star quality for the Osprey. But let’s let his biggest fan, former Missoulian sportswriter Michael Heinbach, tell about that.

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Originally published: November 6, 2019. Last Updated: November 6, 2019.