Fun facts about Jerry Fosnow:
-His birthday is September 21. Some notable baseball players born on that day include Cecil Fielder and Sam McDowell.
-After pitching in only seven games in 1961, he was acquired by the Twins in an "unknown transaction". Ooooooo!
-Got a second look in 1965 and had an easier go of it, with a 3-3 record and two saves in 29 relief appearances. His 4.44 ERA was still below-standard, though, and he returned to the minor leagues for good in July.
-Fosnow's first career save also came against New York, nine days later. He scattered a hit and four walks in two scoreless innings to nail down a 7-2 duke for Minnesota. Again, he stymied Maris, who flew out to center field with the bases loaded to end the game.
-As of 2002, he was a retired salesman living on the grounds of the DeBary Country Club in Florida.