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Re: Playoff Roster
« Reply #75: October 01, 2012, 04:07:03 PM »
...and you thought I was kidding. Charlie Finley's KC A's had Alan Lewis, who was used mostly as a pinch runner, and often used pitcher John Odom as a pinch runner. Finley liked the idea so much that he hired Herb Washington around 1974 to the Oakland A's, where he never hit or fielded. See:

It notes that Washington's baseball card listed him as "Pinch Runner".

Matt Alexander was used in a similar fashion.