Were you a Detroit Tiger fan back in the early 1960s? If you were, then you were more than familiar with the name of Jim Running, the team's Hall of Fame pitcher. After baseball, he went on to serve in the U.S. Congress and became the center of more than one political controversy.
But most of all I remember sitting on my front stoop when I was in grade school and listen to the radio announcers shower him with expletives that you seldom hear today. He was part of an extraordinary period in Detroit baseball history. What a neat guy!
He died. He left a positive mark.