Okay, enough teasing. Last week, I got an email from the man pictured above. He'd found NumerOlogy and this blog, and wanted to tell me how much he'd enjoyed them. He hadn't been aware that he was the tallest pitcher from Delaware until he read it here, and joked, "Finally I came in first at something!". He also let me in on another tidbit he'd gleaned from SABR: he and his father were the only father-son duo to pitch in both the College World Series and the major leagues.
Of course, it's always a pleasant surprise to hear from a former Oriole player. In John's case, he was so gracious and seemed to have a sense of humor about himself, so I felt encouraged to ask him for an interview. He quickly agreed, and you can read the interview at NumerOlogy. His responses were more insightful and funny than I could have hoped for, and he's a former player who is truly appreciative of the fans. Thanks again, John!