PRODcast 139′s Old School Player of the Week: Don Stanhouse
Don Stanhouse was a pitcher in the bigs for 10 years with the Rangers, Expos, Orioles, Dodgers, and then the Orioles again. He bounced back and forth between the pen and the starting rotation, and was not particularly good at either, as he finished his career with a 38-54 record, 64 saves, an ERA of 3.84, and a WHIP of 1.528. Somehow this Ronald McDonald lookin’ dingus “excelled” as a closer, and was named an All-Star in 1979. He earned the name “Fullpack” from manager Earl Weaver, because he had a habit of walking batters, and a chain-smoking Weaver would apparently smash an entire pack of heaters during one of his appearances. Earl was also quoted as saying Stanhouse was an asshole who ruined his health. Harsh, but fair.
Much more important than his on-field exploits is his ridiculous ginger afro and pushbroom stache that make him look like a cross between pre-manscaping Carrot Top and David Crosby.