The little man on the mound stared big into home plate. His eyes narrowed into slits. His lips pursed into a frown. Hitter after hitter, 11,394 of them over 18 summers, saw this look, hated this look, quivered because of this look.
Because they knew what was coming next.
"The most impressive thing was how big he looked on the mound even though he was a little guy," former Cleveland Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel says. "He had physically intimidating eyes."
Assassin's eyes are what they...