As has been (exhaustively) documented here, I have a bit of a thing for Wally Pipp. But there’s so much I don’t know about him. For example, did he support women’s suffrage? Dunno. He looks pretty liberal, though, doesn’t he?
Um… don’t answer that. Aaaand here’s the back:
What I do know about Wally Pipp is that he was actually a more-than-respectable player in his time, despite the fact that his name is now synonymous with losing one’s spot in the lineup/being replaced, etc.
Also, he’s in the Hall of Fame*, so take that, haters!
You can view (and get) your Pipp Appreciation T-Shirt here.
*The Dreamy Bone Structure Hall of Fame, as voted by a committee of Me.