From North Carolina; one of the Clown Princes of baseball. He wouldn't have had a long career had he not taken up the "spitball" (actually, his pitch involved the use of petroleum products) - it may well be that his brother Jim was the best "all-natural" pitcher in the family; nonetheless, Gaylord's the one in the Hall of Fame. On the mound, he was hyperactive: his arsenal of decoys - cap adjustments, sleeve tugs, etc - gave you a "does he or doesn't he?" unease at bat. "Hard slider" my ass.