+++++Tuesday night in the Greensboro NABA Tournament:Marlins 5, Orioles 4….Marlins will take on the defending champs, the Reds, on Wednesday night at Western Guilford.+++++
*****All games at Western Guilford High School with Marlins vs. Orioles tonight for the right to play the Reds and tonight’s game will begin at 7:30pm……Officially Bill Plummer ‘Game of the Week’….*****
Greensboro NABA:Greensboro National Adult Baseball Association….
#6 Braves 9
#5 Dodgers 16
Single Elimination Game 1
#5 Dodgers 1
#3 Pirates 1
#2 Orioles 6
#4 Marlins 2
#4 Marlins 10
#3 Pirates 0
#2 Orioles 2
#1 Reds 14
*Winner to play Reds in Championship
Game 1 Wednesday
Game 2 Thursday
Game 3 Friday
7:30 start times
On Bill Plummer from Wikipedia:
William Francis Plummer (born March 21, 1947 in Oakland, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners.
He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals on April 25, 1965 as an amateur free agent. He played three years in the Cardinals’ minor league system, then was drafted by the Cubs on November 28, 1967 in the Rule 5 Draft.
He spent nearly all of 1968 in the minors, making his major league debut at age 21 on April 19, 1968 with the Cubs in a 9-2 road loss to the Cardinals. Pinch-hitting for Chuck Hartenstein, he struck out against Hal Gilson. He had only one more at-bat that season and played in just two games.
He played in the minors for all of the 1969 season. He was traded to the Reds on January 9, 1969 and again played most of the season in the minors, although he was called up to the Reds long enough to play in four games with nine plate appearances, including his first career hit.
While never a regular starter—he was Johnny Bench’s backup catcher during the Big Red Machine years—he did play solid defense with a .983 fielding percentage. He was a lifetime .188 hitter. His most memorable game was in 1974 when he slammed two home runs off Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton.
Plummer’s career as a backup catcher was profiled in a Sports Illustrated feature story on July 18, 1977 entitled, “Few Things Come To Him Who Waits: The Reds’ Bill Plummer plays behind the finest catcher in baseball — at times.” “I’ve always wondered how Bill would do if he played two months straight,” said Pete Rose. “He’s a physical fitness nut, and if hard work means anything, he would do all right.” The article’s writer said of Plummer, “He is a private person. He hoards his time and spends it with his wife Robin and two daughters, Gina and Tricia. He doesn’t drink, works out, jogs and plays tennis, and during the winter he labors on his father-in-law’s northern California cattle ranch.
After he retired, he stayed in the Mariners system. He managed the Wausau Timbers in 1981. He was the Mariners’ third base coach, and when Jim Lefebvre was fired after the 1991 season, he was hired as manager. The Mariners finished in last place in his only season in Seattle, going 64-98.
Plummer is still managing in the Mariners minor league system today…