Baldwin is younger still, but he proved last week that he can be a major contributor too. It wasn't just beating Baltimore in the charged atmosphere of Camden Yards and running his record to 6-1. Three days before, Baldwin gave Ventura a splendid haircut in the shower room of the visitors' clubhouse in Fenway Park. Baldwin is such an avid stylist that he travels with his own grooming equipment. "He's branching out now to do the white guys," Tapani says. "Robin was the guinea pig, and James did a great job. My hair is getting a little shaggy, so I'm thinking about having him cut it."
Naturally, given the unity in the Chicago clubhouse these days, Baldwin wouldn't think of charging his clients a fee. "These are my teammates, these are my guys," he says. That's the sort of harmonious season it has been for the White Sox. So far, they've been even better than their clippings.