Stu’s Hunt Down, X-press Edition: Tom Nieto

Posted on June 17th, 2008 – 5:02 PM
By Michael Rand

nieto.jpgName: Tom Nieto

Claim to Fame, Minnesota: was a catcher for the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins, although he didn’t play in the World Series. (Hunt Down Trivia: name the other three catchers who played for the Twins that year before clicking the link.)

Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: was fired at 3:15 Tuesday morning by the New York Mets. Stay classy, Omar Minaya!

Where He Is Now: looking for a job, one assumes. Anyone need a first base coach?

Glorious Randomness: his hometown of Downey, California has also given us the oldest existing McDonald’s, the first Taco Bell, the Carpenters, James Hetfield, “Weird Al” Yankovic and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove. Thank you, Downey.

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