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Herb Washington: Baseball’s Only Designated Runner Tells Hilarious Story

World-class sprinter Herb Washington signed a baseball contract with Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley to be a “designated runner.” He appeared in 105 games and never batted, pitched or played in the field.

Washington explains that the contract had a rather unusual extra clause.

 

Washington photos credit: Doug McWilliams, Hall of Fame

Finley photos credit: Oakland Athletics

One Response to “Herb Washington: Baseball’s Only Designated Runner Tells Hilarious Story”

  1. Raymond Farkas says:

    Designated runner was a funny clip

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