Cup of coffee: A Minor League player who makes an appearance or two in the majors.
Some players barely have a sip of coffee. In 1971, pitcher Larry Yount hurt his arm warming up in his Major League debut and had to be replaced before he ever threw a pitch. He never appeared in another game. His brother, Robin, had more success and is now in the Hall of Fame.
*please note that this is an excerpt from a page in the “How To Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide To Ballpark Banter” book.
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