. . . who strikes out more than other players, at least early in the season. But was top-drawer campaigner, winning it all.
He’s the star, most valuable player, team captain. Where would the team be without him? In last place, that’s where.
It took a slugger to fire up the slumbering fans vs. the stumbling standard-bearer for the abominable other side. (What were they thinking?)
Did it with home runs at home and away, sweeping series after series in previously unconquerable Pa., Wisc., Mich., etc.
Next strikeout, remember that. Go team go.