Happy birthday to Bill Fahey, who turns 60 today.
Fahey was the #1 overall pick in the January 1970 draft (secondary phase), and appeared in 2 games and had 8 at bats with the Washington Senators in 1971, although he had to wait until he got to Texas before he got his first major league hit.
Fahey was a backup catcher for the Rangers at various times in the early- to mid-70s, racking up a .213/.273/.265 line before being sent to San Diego in the deal that brought Oscar Gamble to the Rangers.
Fahey spent a couple of years with San Diego and three with the Tigers before retiring in 1983.
Bill's son Brandon Fahey has spent a few years with the Orioles as a utility man.