Happy holidays from baseball's most festive player: Steve Christmas
As you settle in to spend some time with your family or are simply taking a day off of work to play video games for 10 hours (Or both. No judgment here), we thought it was time to remember one very special player: Steve Christmas.
Drafted by the Twins in 1975, Christmas (who was actually born in December), played parts of three seasons with the Reds, White Sox and Cubs. Though he struggled, going 1-for-17 in his rookie season and 6-for-37 in his career, he had a brief moment of glory in 1984.
While with the White Sox, Christmas hit his only big league home run. Naturally, it was a tie-breaking, pinch-hit, three-run shot against the Twins on Sept. 19. I guess you could call it a Christmas miracle.
Shockingly, while the Majors have had a (Ron) Santo, a (J.P) Santangelo, and 10 Santanas, we've yet to have a Santa. If only former Yankees farmhand Alex Santa received a callup.