For the oldtimers here who might remember:
Steve Demeter died last week at age 78. He was one of the best clutch hitters for Rochester from 1964-68...and he helped Earl Weaver win a pennant in his first year as manager in Rochester. Demeter was immensely popular...hit for power and decent average. Played a good 3rd base.He was involved in one of the most lopsided one for one trades in baseball history. He was traded for Norm Cash, who went on to have a very excellent career with the Detroit Tigers. Demeter only had around 24 AB's in the majors, with just 2 hits...but he was a terrific AAA ballplayer. In 1969 the Orioles took a gamble and left him unprotected, figuring no one would claim him....but was claimed and played for Syracuse. Rochester fans went ballistic.
Demeter would play 3 more seasons before retiring. he was named to the Red Wings and International League Halls of Fame.
The Orioles never had room for Demeter because they already had a 3rd baseman by the name of Robinson!!
RIP Steve Demeter