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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Brad Peacock and the All-Bird team

By Doug Kern

In honor of tonight's start by Nationals pitcher Brad Peacock, it's the All-Bird team.

C Birdie Tebbetts, 1936-1952
1B George Crowe, 1952-1961
2B Jay Partridge, 1927-1928 (even played for the Brooklyn Robins)
SS Robin Yount, 1974-1993 (Barry LARKin also got serious consideration)
3B Ron Cey ("The Penguin), 1971-1987
LF Joe "Ducky" Medwick, 1932-1948
CF Jon Jay, 2010-2011
RF Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, 1963-1971
SP Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, 1976-1980 (this one was obvious)
SP Rich "Goose" Gossage, 1972-1994
SP Robin Roberts, 1948-1966
SP Dan Haren, 2003-2011 (as in "heron")
SP Pete Falcone, 1975-1984
RP Doug Bird, 1973-1983
RP Blake Hawksworth, 2009-2011
RP Phil Regan ("The Vulture"), 1960-1972
UT Alan Storke, 1906-1909
MGR Earl Weaver (a cousin of the finch, apparently)