The "hitless wonders" nickname was bestowed upon the Los Angeles Dodgers half a century ago, when Maury Wills would spin baserunning magic into a run and Sandy Koufax or Don Drysdale would take it from there.
Which story do you want to hear first? Do you want to hear the one about the Australian baseball pitcher, toiling away as a pool plumber and concrete layer when his career crumbled? How about the same guy, talking his way through an interview at a Japanese security company? Or how about the time he found a gig selling commercial pest control? That was kind of weird, he says.
In the parlance of baseball scouts, they say that Royals rookie second baseman Raul Mondesi has "80" speed. On the traditional 20-to-80 scouting scale, this means that, by definition, Mondesi should profile as one of the fastest players in the game.