Random autograph of the day: Beau Allred

Beau Allred was a spot player for the Cleveland Indians from 1989 to 1991, earning the majority of his playing time his final campaign, when he appeared in 48 games and started 38 of them. It’s not glamorous, but the highlight of that season was his on-base percentage: He worked 25 walks, in addition to 29 hits and a single hit by pitch, for a .359 mark, despite batting just .232.

The highlight of his career, however, was his first home run—he walloped the shot off of superstar hurler Roger Clemens in 1990. And, wouldn’t you know, his next homer, hit in 1991, came off future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley! He was more productive in the minor leagues, hitting 102 dingers in 8 seasons there.