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In honor of the start of the 2016 baseball season, how many of you out there remember this former major leaguer? While his baseball career wasn’t long, his ‘other’ career was certainly a success. For those that may know know who this is, note his nickname.  Or perhaps you know him simply as Lucas McCain.  (Information courtesy of Baseballreference.com).  –Max

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Chuck Connors
Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors (The Rifleman) Position: First Baseman Bats: Left, Throws: Left Height: 6′ 5″, Weight: 190 lb.
Born: April 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY High School: Adelphia Academy (Brooklyn, NY) School: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1940. Debut: May 1, 1949 (Age 28.021, 8,189th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season Rookie Status is lost when during a previous season or seasons the player exceeded 130AB, 50IP, or 45 days of service. Note there are some special cases caused by appeals based on service & DL time. Please let us know if you find an error.”>[*] Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers 1949-1951 Last Game: September 30, 1951 (Age 30.173)   vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Died: November 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA (Aged 71.214) Buried: San Fernando Mission Burial Park, Mission Hills, CA