Robert Pettit

Rookie (November 21,1956 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States)

Salute To Ryan Howard

You took over play at first base one day,
and showed everyone you were there to stay.
Your big league career no one could delay;
you were too talented for Triple-A.
An imposing sight, standing at the plate
with a powerful swing pitchers would hate.
When you were at bat, we would often hear
the broadcasters yelling: “IT’S OUTTA HERE! ”
You received for the first season you played,

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