Seeing that no Who Am I was officially posted, Wally has raced from the bench to pinch hit for Chas. This is what you get on short notice:
Talk about a “flash in the pan” … my photo is probably next to that phrase in the dictionary. At the age of 24, I won Rookie of the Year honors after slugging 23 home runs and driving in 89 runs. That season, the locals even made a song about me which reached #3 on the charts. Then, I became the first Rookie of the Year to be back in the minors the following season. The season after that, I played my last major league game. Wow, what a quick roller coaster ride that was! I played in 201 major league games over 3 seasons all with the same team … I hit 29 HRs and amassed 114 RBI. But I had fun!
As a lot of “flashes” will tell you about themselves, I was probably my own worst enemy. My antics and aggressive nature weren’t exactly conducive to a long athletic career … or good health in general. I used beer for a lot of tricks and was actually stabbed by a “fan” with a pen. My major league career was just a bit longer than Roy Hobbs’ career in The Natural, so maybe it was fitting that I was an extra in that film shortly after my career ended.
Who am I??