Bob Flynn Lou is very active with the Major League Alumni Association in Phoenix. He's very active in the community and always there for charity events.
robert lanzarotta I remember him pinch hitting twice with the basaes loaded in the 8th or 9th inning and going down on strikes both times. I ripped up his baseball cards! I was 8 years old at the time!
July 18, 2001 You shouldn't have ripped up his cards. Lou's lone Met card was a high number and rather tough to find in mint condition these days. The pose itself is excellent and sharp. Not bad for a guy who was oh-for-five in his Met career.
November 28, 2001 I never heard of Lou Klimchock, but when I saw he was born in Hostetter, a little coal patch town 40 miles east of Pittsburgh just a long home run from where I used to live I about fell off my chair. I used to play for the Hostetter Redbirds, a semi-pro baseball team, yet I never once heard the name of Lou Klimchock whispered in reverential tones among the Redbirds' faithful.
February 22, 2003 The guy is my uncle. It was always cool telling the other kids on your neighborhood ball team your uncle was a big leaguer. Whe I was little I had the glove he had on the Mets card. True he was from a small coal mining town. My dad told me guys were staying in the mines instead of signing contracts because they could make more money in the mines. Sad thing is he'd be worth a million a year now.
June 27, 2003 I remember seeing Lou Klimchock pinch-hitting for the Mets in a game in Atlanta - he was swinging three bats in the on deck circle - thought he might have some real pop. He popped up to the infield. Considering he struck out 3 of his 5 Met appearances, I saw one of the two times he made contact. Anyone remember the other time? But according to the site here, he was in and out of the big leagues for 12 years. Did he stick around long enough to collect a pension? I'll bet there was a lot of double checking in the office when his papers were filed!
November 6, 2005 A couple years ago I found an email address for Lou on the Internet site pertaining to his work with the Major League Alumni Association. I emailed him and asked if I could send him a baseball card to autograph. He replied right away and gave me an address. He promptly signed and returned the card.