Thanks to its long history, baseball is the perfect sport to commemorate any Holliday, or even Halladay for that matter.
In February, everyone has their mind on Valentine’s Day. Just ask Bobby, Corky, Ellis, Fred, Joe, or John. After all, you don’t have to be Cupid Childs to appreciate a day dedicated to Love. Just about anyone can join in such a celebration, regardless of whether they are Chubby or Slim. You don’t even need to speak English, at least according to Vicente and Sammy, who but for one more vowel would be the epitome of the day’s affection.
Of course, every holiday requires a gift. Some people like to give Flowers, especially Ben, Dickie, Jake, Tyler and Wes. Still others fashion themselves as a Candy Man, particularly those with last names like Cummings, Harris, LaChance, Maldonado, Nelson and Sierra. However, the most generous give Rings. Just ask Royce and Jimmy. Just becareful though. Giving one is the fastest way to become a Groom. That’s what happened to Bob and Buddy.
Unfortunately, some people can’t find it in their Hart to embrace the holiday, but that’s not true of all three Bills, not to mention Bo, Burt, Corey, Hub, James, Jason, Jim Ray, John, Kevin, Mike and Tom. So whether you say Happy Valentine’s Day or Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad, make sure you do it with a smile on your face, just like Pedro and Neftali.
MLB Valentine’s Day Roster
|Vicente Amor||1955||1957||James Hart||1885||1889|
|Sandy Amoros||1952||1960||Jason Hart||2002||2002|
|Cupid Childs||1888||1901||Jim Ray Hart||1963||1974|
|Candy Cummings||1872||1877||John Hart||1885||1889|
|Candy Harris||1967||1967||Kevin Hart||2007||2009|
|Cand LaChance||1893||1905||Mike Hart||1980||1980|
|Candy Maldonado||1981||1995||Mike Hart||1984||1987|
|Candy Nelson||1872||1890||Tom Hart||1891||1891|
|Candy Sierra||1988||1988||Roy Halladay||1998||2010|
|Ben Flowers||1951||1956||Bug Holliday||1889||1898|
|Dickie Flowers||1871||1872||Matt Holliday||2004||2010|
|Jake Flowers||1923||1934||Slim Love||1913||1920|
|Tyler Flowers||2009||2010||Jimmy Ring||1917||1928|
|Wes Flowers||1940||1944||Royce Ring||2005||2010|
|Bob Groom||1909||1918||Bob Valentine||1876||1876|
|Buddy Groom||1992||2005||Bobby Valentine||1969||1979|
|Bill Hart||1886||1901||Corky Valentine||1954||1955|
|Bill Hart||1943||1945||Ellis Valentine||1975||1985|
|Billy Hart||1890||1890||Fred Valentine||1959||1968|
|Bo Hart||2003||2004||Joe Valentine||2003||2005|
|Burt Hart||1901||1901||John Valentine||1883||1883|
|Corey Hart||2004||2010||John “Candy Man” Candelaria||1975||1993|
|Hub Hart||1905||1907||Alfred Lovell “Chubby” Dean||1936||1943|