MARK FIDRYCH AND DENNIS ECKERSLEY
“The Bird”…Eck’s pal…
Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find.
Not exactly two peas in a pod.
But they did share a couple of commonalities.
Each could pitch, and both were nuts — as in, batshit crazy.
The Eck is in the Hall of Fame and Fidrych is dead, lest we jump ahead.
Let us not.
Rather, let’s backtrack 45 years to a time when a native son of Northboro, MA became the most famous athlete in America.