Tuesday, June 30th, 2037
The journey took a while, but he finally arrived — one of baseball’s finest hurlers, Splint Cam, is now a member of the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame.
Commenting on his election, one of his longtime managers said, “My idea of managing is giving the ball to Splint Cam and sitting down and watching him work. He certainly made my job easier. And he certainly made me a better manager.”
And pitch he certainly did — Cam appeared in 499 games in his career, tossed 3119.2 innings with 2782 strikeouts and compiled an impressive 209-125 record and 3.90 ERA.
One of his opposing managers had this to say about Cam, “Splint was one of the greatest pitchers I ever saw. He had knowledge, movement and form. It was wonderful to watch him pitch when he wasn’t pitching against you. It was poetry in motion.”
The newest member of the Hall of Fame retired at age 39 and will be inducted at ceremonies this weekend.