...played baseball for Minnesota during the seventies. My cousin, Mike Cubbage, was never as good-looking (nor as suave & debonair) as me, but he could sure pound the stuffings out of a baseball. After graduating from UVa (he was the first person to win a baseball scholarship to the school and also starred in football and basketball), he played for the Texas Rangers. Was traded to the Minnesota Twins in '76, where he batted a career high of .282 and set the Twins' batting record (.971). Finished his playing career with the New York Mets in '81 as the National League's most active and successful pinch hitter (12 for 44). He stayed on with the Mets as a manager, and the last I heard was buying up real estate all over central Virginia. Baseball been very good to Mike! His younger brother, Chris, is a tennis pro. Two of the nicest, most personable guys you'd ever hope to know--and the same can be said for mom and dad, Margie and Lyn.
I never achieved the sports fame my cousin, Mike, enjoyed, but at least I'm famous in Virginny Deb's house, and that's good enough for me!