Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mason County's Ties to the Major Leagues

More than 40 years ago, local resident Herbert Moford pitched in Major League Baseball, playing for the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets. This past Saturday, he passed away. Along with Moford, two other baseball players are from the area, including Bill Graham from Flemingsburg and Kentucky Athletic Hall of Famer, Woodie Fryman, both of who played Moford in the past. Graham also played for the Mets and Detroit. Herbert Moford was perhaps one of the most talented local ball players. He once struck out 18 batters at the beginning of a single game. He also pitched for the famous Casey Stengel, who managed the New York Mets, at Crosley Field in Cincinnati in 1962. One of Herbert Moford's most memorable pitches was one he threw to a young Hank Aaron who nailed it for his 17th home run.

posted at 8:57 PM by Jeremy Parnell