Did you know … there are only two Major League Baseball position players from South Carolina who appeared in a single game. Who are they?
In baseball circles you will occasionally hear the phrase “cup of coffee,” when referring to a ballplayer. A “cup of coffee” refers to a player who has played a short period of time in the major leagues. In context, that could be a short stint during a season, or over a career, and could apply to a player who has played in a single game to a player who was a late season roster expansion promotion.
We are uncertain whether Snipes and Barbary qualify to be a member of the “cup of coffee” category, or is an “espresso shot” a more accurate description!? You decide.
Marion, South Carolina native Roxy Snipes appeared in one game and recorded one at-bat in 1923 as a member of the Chicago White Sox. According to Baseball-Reference, on July 15, 1923, Snipes pinch hit for White Sox pitcher Red Faber. Neither Retrosheet or Baseball-Reference has any further play-by-play details to identify how Snipes was retired.