MILWAUKEE -- Brewers general manager Doug Melvin's memory was sparked last week by a report about the death of Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Macho Man's real name, Melvin learned, was Randy Poffo, and he was a professional baseball player before he was a pro wrestler.
"I think he hit a homer off me," Melvin said.
It would have been 1972, when Melvin was pitching for the Pirates in the Gulf Coast League and the future "Macho Man" was playing for the Cardinals' affiliate. Melvin tried to find box scores to see if his memory was correct, but came up empty.