WORLD'S BEST CUP OF COFFEE: In the waning days of the summer of 1963, after the minor league baseball season ended, the Houston Colt .45s* made a young right-fielder named John Paciorek** a September call-up. He rode the pine until exactly 47 years ago today, when he played his first major league game. In five plate appearances that day, Paciorek hit three singles, walked twice, and scored four runs. That was the end of his major-league career, leaving him with a career average and OBP of 1.000 (and SLG of 1.000). His career OPS+ is 495. If I were him, I would have my Baseball-Reference page framed.
*Remember when we used to name sports teams after guns and ammunition? How I hated you, 1978 Washington Bullets.
**This story would be slightly more impressive to Paciorek's grandkids if their great uncles Tom and Jim, Paciorek's two brothers, didn't have their own major-league careers -- 21 games for Jim and 18 seasons for Tom.