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The Blue Jays made a roster move Tuesday that didnt garner all that much attention. Elie Okobo Jersey . They picked up 29-year-old right hander Bo Schultz on waivers from Arizona. Hes a swingman whos done some starting and a little relieving in what basically amounts to a journeyman career. Schultz can reportedly crank it up to the mid-90s, but what really caught my attention was the word used to describe his style, “sidewinder.” That means he drops down and throws sidearm. There arent too many pitchers who throw that style these days, though Ive been told it actually puts less stress on the arm. If you take that delivery even further, you get the submariner. Darren ODay and Brad Ziegler are two pitchers today who come at you from the side, but the last real submariner who sticks out in my mind of is Chad Bradford. I was fortunate enough to cover and get to know arguably the two greatest submarine pitchers ever. The last time the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 1985, their closer was Dan Quisenberry. He was 62 and weighed just 170 pounds. His knuckles almost scraped the mound when he threw, he got down that low. The “Quiz was a real off-the-wall, truly funny man with a little bit of an edge. He racked up 244 saves over his career, good for 34th place all-time. His peak years stretched from 1980, when KC made it to the World Series for the first time (and lost to the Phillies), to 1985, when they won their only Fall Classic. He converted 212 of his 244 save opportunities over that six-season span. Sadly he passed away in 1998 at age 45 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, the same disease that took the Royals’ World Series Manager Dick Howser. The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series their closer was another submariner, Kent Tekulve, known to his friends as Teke. Tekulve didnt break into the Majors until he was 27 but he stuck around until he was 42, chalking up 184 saves, good for a tie for 57th place on the all-time list. Like Quiz, Tekulve was tall and thin and with his glasses on could have passed for a teacher of some ilk. He had a more subtle sense of humour than Quinsenberry, but he never reflected the pressure of being a Major League closer. He reminded me a lot both in his voice and his facial appearance of the great actor Donald Sutherland. Tekulve had two incredible seasons. In 1978, he appeared in 91 games and saved 31. In those days managers were more apt to have pitchers work in non- save situations to finish off games and work more than just the one inning as well. Tekulve went on to do broadcasting work with the Pirates, which was a perfect fit considering his easy going personality and love of the game. I was surprised to read a few weeks ago that he had undergone a heart transplant at age 67. He is reportedly doing well. The Blue Jays had a sidewinder of their own in Mark Eichhorn, another truly funny man, Eichhorn broke in with the Jays in 1982 as a starter and went (0-3) in seven starts. He hurt his shoulder and had to re-invent himself since he couldnt throw over the top anymore. He re-emerged with the Blue Jays in 1986 and put together one of the best seasons any reliever has ever had. Eich went 14-6 with a 1.72 ERA and 10 saves. Not only that, he chalked up a remarkable 157 innings out of the pen. The Jays have had starters the past few seasons who didnt put up that many innings. He followed that up in 1987 by going 10-6 with four saves in 89 appearances. In ‘87 he worked 217.2 innings. The Blue Jays sold him to Atlanta in 1989, but reacquired Eichhorn in 1992 from the Angels for outfielder Rob Ducey and catcher Greg Myers. That deal also solidified Pat Borders position as the Jays No. 1 catcher. 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