Poison Ivy Andrews makes our All-Allergy team

Sat, Apr 30

Although pending approval from the FDA, Page 2's All-Allergy team promises nondrowsy relief without a prescription.

Poison Ivy Andrews: Much like the itch-inducing plant, Poison Ivy Andrews sprouted up everywhere. He played baseball for 19 teams in 12 states from New York to California, including eight years in the majors with the Yankees, Red Sox, Indians and Browns. He got into one game of the Yankees' victorious 1937 World Series.

Sneezy Beltran: Arturo Beltran of Abilene, Texas, got the nickname for the reasons you'd suspect: Allergies knocked him out of practice more often than opponents did. Born on Christmas Day, Sneezy began his college career as a Texas Longhorn but transferred to Division II Abilene Christian after the 2001 season.

Seaborn Hay: This sounds like a combination of an allergy and a virus; it's actually the name of a baseball player with a brief pro career. Appropriately enough, Seaborn played in four games of his one minor league season for the Statesboro Pilots of the Georgia State League in 1953. He appeared in seven games for the Andalusia Arrows of the Alabama-Florida League.

Eric Noseworthy: The outfielder probably could smell what was coming. After hitting .182 as a 19-year-old for three low-level teams in the minors in 1934, he found himself out of the game.

Lou Rash: You'd break out in something, too, if you had Rash's job in football: covering Jerry Rice. Rash was a defensive back at Mississippi Valley State who made his NFL debut in 1984. One year later, the Delta Devils delivered Rice, the most accomplished receiver in football history, to the league. Rash played parts of two seasons (1984 Eagles, 1987 Packers) in the pros. You know the other guy's story.