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 on: May 28, 2020, 11:15:15 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Didn't that 73 Brave team set a record? 1st team with #3  40 HR  hitters.  Hank,  Johnson ,  and Darrell Evans.

Maybe there was a 4th-not sure.  Like  late 70  Dodgers with #4  30 HR  guys--Cey, Garvey,  Guerrero & Baker.

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 on: May 28, 2020, 10:50:56 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Another one year wonder that readily comes to mind in the pre-steroid era is the year Felix Mantilla hit 30 HRs. I suppose just like the proverbial one-hit wonders in music, there have always been some inexplicable one year wonders in sports as well.

As for Felix, I still remember one writer's description of his abilities while playing SS for the Amazin'  Mets: If you hit a smashing line drive to Felix's left, he dove to his left for it and made a great catch. If you hit a smashing line drive to Felix's right, he dove to his left for it and...................................... Undecided     

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 on: May 27, 2020, 10:44:56 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Levy  worked with the  Genovese  family--run by Gigante--better known as  the Oddfather--for playing crazy.

That family  was  the most violent,  with many members  who just enjoyed murdering.  Levy   knew who tohang with.

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 on: May 27, 2020, 07:19:34 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by JoeC
Tommy James, who had multiple major hit records on Roulette in the 1966-69 period, said he was scared of Levy and the mob but they actually got along well enough as long as he was recording hit records. Sounds like maybe Morris was a bit less of a shark by that time and James wasn't totally robbed.  

Here's James talkng about Roulette and Levy (starts about 30 seconds in):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnwPh6nOzXU

Here's Levy himself (skip to about 45 seconds in):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCdMCWzmMXQ&t=6s

Anyone else beside me think he has a strong resemblance to Al Capone?

Moishe was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in Harlem.

From Wiki:

"In 1996, a court found Levy's estate posthumously liable for $4 million in a case initiated by Herman Santiago and Jimmy Merchant of the Teenagers, authors of the song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", who sued Levy for unpaid songwriting royalties.  During the trial, the two testified they had received just $1,000 for the 1956 hit, which sold more than 3 million copies. Santiago testified that Levy told him, "Don't come down here anymore or I'll have to kill you or hurt you."

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 on: May 27, 2020, 07:09:44 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
How about 2B Davey Johnson with 43 HR in 1973 for Atlanta. Other than that year, not that much of a power hitter with the Braves or Orioles.

But ... it was way before the steroid era!! What to attribute it to? I know the Braves home park was homer-friendly but ...

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 on: May 27, 2020, 03:56:06 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Agree mike. Shawn Green?

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 on: May 25, 2020, 03:45:14 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Another one on the list - Luis Gonzales, a solid hitter, but 57 HRs one year?

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 on: May 25, 2020, 12:48:22 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Reading  5 Families--best ever Mafia book. Levy  gave Chin Gigante an east side condo  for his  mistress and  a 2000 acre farm in NJ. His FBI  file shows loan sharking, extortion and money laundering for the Genovese family.

Among  quid pro quos-Mafia  "influenced"  singers to  sing for Levy & at lower rates.

That was the most details I have read about this Mafia wannabe.  We all  knew he was connected-  more details in this great book. Teenagers group  never had a chance. 

Has any  singer ever mentioned Levy-it took a record dealer to get him?  No danger now-Levy died in 1990.

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 on: May 25, 2020, 12:06:21 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
I've always thought Brady Anderson's 50 HR season was the epitome of steroid induced stat inflation. A mediocre to average hitter, he never came even vaguely close except for that season. In fact he barely reached 20 Hrs maybe 1-2x other than his 50 HR year.

Casey was fun to listen to, for a former left-handed dentist.   

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 on: May 24, 2020, 10:00:33 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Thanx Joe

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