On this day in 1942, John Felske was born in Chicago, IL. In 1961 the Cubs signed him as an amateur free agent and he made his major league debut as a 26 year old in July of 1968. He appeared in just four games as a Cub that season, but was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the minor league portion of the expansion draft over the winter.
Felske resurfaced in the majors as a Brewer in 1971, splitting time between catcher and first base in 50 games over the next two seasons. During his 113 plate appearances he posted a .137/.205/.216 batting line, and his .421 OPS is the lowest ever for a Brewer with at least 100 career PAs:
Felske was also the fifth Illinois native to wear a Brewer uniform. The sixth was a little more memorable: Danville native Robin Yount debuted in 1974.
Felske turns 69 today.