The Boston Red Sox are trying to crawl back into their fans’ good graces by cleaning up their act. Part of their rebuilding process has been building a new coaching staff. Today, they announced that they hired Juan Nieves, who was a star athlete at Avon Old Farms.
Nieves graduated from Avon Old Farms in Connecticut before pitching parts of three seasons in the majors for Milwaukee. going 32-25 with a 4.71 ERA. He no-hit the Orioles on April 15, 1987.
Nieves is in Avon Old Farms’s Hall of Fame. He compiled a career record of 19-1 with a 1.05 ERA in three years at the school from 1980-83 and, in addition to baseball, captained the cross-country and basketball teams.
Why did MLB players wear such small hats back in the day?