In search of a cleft-footed Giant
August 19, 2009 9:15 PM   Subscribe

Baseball Trivia Filter (really, really trivial): A couple weeks ago, during the LA broadcast of the Dodgers-Giants game, Vin Scully mentioned that one of the Giants' players ran very well considering that he had been born with a cleft-foot. My Google-Fu has failed me. Can anyone tell me who this cleft-footed athlete is?
posted by bluejayway to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
 
Sure it wasn't club foot?
posted by ashputtel at 9:24 PM on August 19, 2009


Freddy Sanchez.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:24 PM on August 19, 2009


Freddy Sanchez, probably. He's got a club foot which Vin might have mixed up with cleft lip.
posted by jamaro at 9:26 PM on August 19, 2009


Yeah, club foot, and it was Sanchez, I was listening to that game. But I believe he did say "cleft".

He does that sometimes. He's old. Still the best voice in baseball, though.
posted by rokusan at 9:26 PM on August 19, 2009


Curiosity satisfied! Thanks for the quick answers. And yes, Vin is a bit old, but he's the best!
posted by bluejayway at 9:36 PM on August 19, 2009


Not the guy you're looking for, but Jim Mecir was also born with club feet.
posted by clorox at 10:28 PM on August 19, 2009


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