Long before there was a 'Big Papi', there was the 'Hit Man'. Mike Easler, who played two extremely productive years in Carmine Hose, turns 66 years-old today. Easler hit .288 in Boston, with 43 HRs and 165 RBIs over the 1984 and 1985 seasons. He missed the 1986 championship year because he was traded to The Evil Ones for a guy who became a major factor in winning that year's AL pennant: Don Baylor. Easler was a an offensive force and a fan favorite in his short stay at Fenway. His 14-year career was terrific: a .293 average, .349 OBP, .454 SLG and an .804 OPS. Not bad at all. Happy birthday, Mike!