Problems are the price you pay for progress. -Branch Rickey- Every strike
brings me closer to to the next home run. -Babe Ruth- You can't think and
hit at the same time. -Yogi Berra- Baseball is ninety percent mental and
the other half is physical. -Yogi Berra- Ability is the art of getting
credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. -Casey Stengel- It's a
great day to play two. -Ernie Banks- A baseball manager is a necessary
evil. -Sparkey Anderson- There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.
-Bill Veeck- Content Slideshow
Gilhousen played in the minor leagues,
and managed up until 1947, finishing at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ironically one of
the first players he signed was our pitching coach at UCLA
Glenn Mickens, who he signed as a scout
for Brooklyn Dodgers. He also signed Red
Witt that same year who went on to play 7 years
in the major leagues.
Steve Busby was drafted in the second round of the
1971 June Secondary Draft, pick
number 39 . He reached the Major Leagues by 1972. From
1972-1975 he was one of the most dominant pitchers in the American League
winning 16, 22, and 18 games, while throwing 2 no hitters for a franchise
that had only been in existence for a few years.
Rosey Gilhousen helped two new expansion franchises get off the ground. Without
his contributions to the
Kansas City Royals, the Royals as an expansion team may have
not put together such a competitive team so quickly.
I had the privilege to speak with Rosey many times, while playing at UCLA. I
can still hear him holler out, "Henderson, can you get me the lineup card"
when he came to our games as he knew my father and I. Some people called
him flamboyant, to me he was just