Thursday, April 26, 2012
ATCRCS - John Hairston
John Hairston is an example of a player whose card I struggled with something to write. He played in only 3 games and although he was part of the (in)famous 1969 Cubs, it was before my time. I was much more familiar with Jerry Jr. and Scott and their father Jerry Sr. I even knew a little about Sam (Jerry Sr.'s father and Jerry Jr. and Scott's grandfather) who also played because of the significance of the three generations of ballplayers. But I didn't want to include that because although he was part of the family, he wasn't in that direct line. The Hairston family does hold the record with 5 MLB players, just ahead of the Boone and Bells who each have 4.