Tuesday, February 10, 2009
When Tempy first broke into the big leagues everybody was impressed at his unbelievable speed, he had clocked 9.5 for the 100 yard dash in high school which is phenomenal, many even said he was possibly the fastest man in the National League. Was he the fastest? I believe he was, in the NL that is. The AL had the mercurial Willie Wilson phenom that was completely off the charts. But for the late 70's NL, I doubt anybody was that fast, an incredible 3.5 from home to first base! The fastest players usually clock around 3.65, a few approach 3.6 but 3.5 is simply amazing. Here's a highlight from 1978 where you can see it to believe it!