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Tim Kurkjian's Baseball Fix - On this date in baseball history

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On this date: Rob Zastryzny is born (0:51)

On Rob Zastryzny's 28th birthday, Tim Kurkjian recalls some humorous anecdotes about the pitcher's last name. (0:51)

Every day, until baseball returns, Tim Kurkjian will use the day on the calendar to tell a story (or two ... or three) as only he can.

March 26: How do you spell Rob Zastryzny again?

Wait, this guy has a last name with with two "Z's" and two "Y's"? Meet lefty Rob Zastryzny.

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Kurkjian recalls Rose's hitting display after getting out of prison

With March 27 being the anniversary of a 1989 story Sports Illustrated wrote about Pete Rose's gambling, Tim Kurkjian tells the story of when Rose put on an impressive display at a batting cage after getting out of prison.

March 27: Straight from prison, Pete Rose proved he could still hit

His son came and picked him up. They went straight to the batting cage, where the Hit King reminded everyone he still had it.

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Kurkjian celebrates his mom's birthday with a humorous story

With March 28th being the birthday of Tim Kurkjian's mother, Joy, he recalls the time when she almost cost his brother a home run in a game.

March 28: Joy Kurkjian's birthday, and how she almost cost her son a homer

Joy Kurkjian turns 96 years old. She went to every game her sons played. She almost turned one of her kid's homers into a double.