Before he became the Rifleman, it was ‘beisbol’ in Cuba

Chuck Connors was born on this day in 1921 and died in 1992. We remember Chuck Connors for that wonderful western, “The Rifleman.”  In fact, I try to watch it every Saturday morning.  The show was on from 1958 to 1963.

Before the rifle, he played baseball.  His career was brief or a just two major league seasons: 1949 Dodgers & 1951 Cubs. Connors also played winter ball in Cuba, as my dad always reminded us when we were watching his famous show.   

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