Dick Selma

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Richard Jay Selma
(Mortimer Snerd)

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Biographical Information[edit]

"After 13 years of coaching, I have never seen a better junior college pitcher" - Long Beach City College coach Joe Hicks 5/25/1963 Fresno Bee [1]

Dick Selma became the leader of the "Bleacher Bums" at Wrigley Field in 1969 after coming the the Cubs in an early-season trade with the Padres. Selma went 10-8 with the Cubs and was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season.

Selma was a notorious needler, and his tongue got the best of him in 1972, when Phillies traveling secretary Eddie Ferenz, a former minor league hockey player, knocked him out onto a Newark Airport luggage carousel in response to an insult.

His son, Bart Selma, is an assistant coach at Fresno City College.

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