McCurdy: Tal Smith on 1962 Colt .45s rookie prospects

From SABR member Bill McCurdy at the Pecan Park Eagle on December 14, 2014, with mention of SABR member Tal Smith:

Every now and then, one of my research friends drops a little almost lost baseball history angel dust on the the doorstep of The Pecan Park Eagle. The credit today, as so often is the case, goes to Darrell Pittman of Astros Daily.Com, who found this precious jewel by Tal Smith on the pages of the March 14, 1962 edition of the Lewiston (ME) Evening Journal. It is Tal’s exclusive personally written report to the Lewiston newspaper on the brand new Houston Colt .45s’ rookie prospects, going into their first season of play at a time in which Smith served the brand new MLB club as their Farm Club Director.

Thank you, Darrell Pittman! And enjoy the literacy and quick mind that always has been Tal Smith, everyone! “1962” was only an eye-blinking half century plus two years ago.

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Originally published: December 16, 2014. Last Updated: December 16, 2014.