1991 Conlon Collection #17
Dave was known as a brainy sort of guy. Here's a story about his first game as a Giant after having been traded from Philadelphia:
When Bancroft took the field in his first game as a Giant, catcher Frank Snyder called him to a conference on the mound and offered to explain the team's signs. "Why, have they changed?" asked Bancroft. "If not, I know them already."
Artist Joan Miro was born in Barcelona, Spain on this date in 1893.
Dave's nickname was "Beauty" for his habit of yelling out the compliment whenever his pitcher threw a great pitch.
“For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings. ”
"Miro's Chicago" or "The Sun, the Moon and One Star"
"Woman and Bird" 1982
Actor Clint Howard is celebrating his 52nd birthday today.