Cincinnati has recalled 21-year old Homer Bailey from Louisville to start tonight on the mound at home against Cleveland. Todd Coffey was sent down.
Bailey will be the first Homer in the majors since Homer Bush in 2004. But before that you had to go all the way back to 1956 to find a Homer, in Dixie Howell, whose given name was Homer Elliott Howell. And you have to go back to 1947 to find a Homer who went by Homer in Homer Spragins.