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Inside Randy Poffo, A ‘Macho Man’ Was Waiting To Get Out

Chicago Tribune – August 14, 1988
By Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I n the early 1970s, Randy Poffo was just another low minor-leaguer who found himself lost in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. ”He was a real nice guy,” former Cardinals player development director Lee Thomas recalled. ”He seemed like such a quiet guy at the time.”

Paul Fauks, the longtime farm system administrator, found him somewhat boring. ”He didn’t have much to say to anybody,” he said. ”He was just one of those kids trying to make it in baseball with very little chance.”

Poffo played with four Class A farm teams in three organizations before finally striking out into professional wrestling.

”We knew he was moving on to something else, we didn’t know what,”

Thomas said.

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