Slim Love ~ A Valentine’s Tale
Here’s an interesting post that deserves more attention.
Slim Love was a pitcher.
(I’m not clever enough to make this up. This story is true.)
This is Slim.
Slim wasn’t his given name, of course.
His birth name, given in 1890, was Edward.
But, baseball is the land of a thousand nicknames. And, while “Slim” isn’t the best of them, it certainly isn’t the worst, and it’s appropriate enough if you’re a lanky, stringbeany, beanpoley, 6 foot 7 kind of fella.
In 1913, as a member of the Senators, The Washington Post called Love the “elongated twirler” with a “bucolic disposition and odd appearance.”
Today, just calling him tall would do.
But, to be 6’7” in 1913 is to be the tallest man in the major leagues.
Slim Love. All 6’7″ of him.
(Fun Fact: The tallest players…
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