During the one year that 'the Bird' pitched, I made the trip down to the Motor City more than any other season. I tried to time them to catch Mark, and did several times. Had I known he was to do his thing only one season, I would have made much more of an effort. He was great to watch. Ewell Blackwell of the Cincy Reds was the only other pitcher who was so radically different that I remember him so well. I will always remember that curly hair all around his baseball cap.