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.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou