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Let me preface this piece by saying that Bobby Meacham, the new Houston Astros first-base coach, is described as a very classy guy and a respected coach.√°They say that those who can, do and those who can't, teach. Baseball's filled with successful managers who were mediocre players (Tommy Lasorada had a lifetime pitching record of 0-4 while Earl Weaver never even made it to the big leagues). That being said, when I read that Meacham will be first-base coach and has even been a baserunning coach , it made me chuckle. Here's why: Meacham's in an elite club when it comes to baserunning immortality. He's one of only six pairs of runners in Major League history who were tagged out at home plate on a double play. Back on August 2, 1985, the New York Yankees were hosting the Chicago White Sox at ...

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