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 on: Today at 04:31:33 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Some of the "Bonus Babies from that 1947-57 era. Some HoFers (Koufax, Kaline and Killebrew); some really nice players (Antonelli, C Boyer, O'Dell, and Groat), a few average Joes, and many busts.

Johnny Antonelli
Joey Amalfitano
Reno Bertoia
Steve Boros
Clete Boyer
Tommy Carroll
Wayne Causey
Billy Consolo
Moe Drabowsky
Paul Giel
Dick Groat
Joey Jay
Al Kaline
Harmon Killebrew
Sandy Koufax
Frank Leja
Lindy McDaniel
Von McDaniel
Eddie & Johnny O'Brien
Billy O'Dell
Jerry Walker



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 on: Today at 01:35:00 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Todays  teams don't  care about  k's.   

Think JoeD  had around 370 HRs   and  about  360 K's.  Amazing.

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 on: Today at 09:13:54 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Got a trivia category for everything else ...

1. Bonus Baby rule -- in effect from 1947-57. Any player who initially signed for $4,000 or more could not be "farmed out." That's roughly $40,000 in today's dollars. Reason for the rule was to prevent "hoarding" by richer clubs and, of course, to keep bonus amounts low.

2.Yanks played 22 doubleheaders in 1950. Berra caught both games in every one of them (even when, in one case, first game went 15 innings). Poor Charlie Silvera.

3. In 1950, Berra struck out -- get this -- 12 times in 656 ABs. Why can't players do that today?

4. Joe D and Stengel rarely spoke in the two years they were together. Communicated through GM George Weiss or one of the owners.

5. Phillies were purchased in 1943 for $80,000 (a bit over one million dollars in today's money). Think about that compared to the sale of the Dodgers for $2 Billion or the Marlins sale to Bush-Jeter for $1.3 Billion!

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 on: April 26, 2017, 01:18:03 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Shandy
I always think it means unsubstantiated gossip. 

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 on: April 26, 2017, 12:50:56 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
I always thought that  "sources say" was just  the idea  of the writer  giving  his/her opinion.

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 on: April 25, 2017, 11:19:23 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Shandy
Mike - You put me in mind of "sources say" Huh

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 on: April 25, 2017, 11:29:20 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by bklynmike101
e.g.: The decision was "informed by".......

What?

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 on: April 24, 2017, 08:36:21 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
I was  in Phiily--at U of P. in 1966.

You  get used to  time change---took  forever to  get used  to 10AM  Sunday  NFL.   5&6  Pm starts  were a problem--but  video   recorders came along in 75.

DVRs  of course are great.

Scully  was  so big in  Dodger early  days  bc  of so many Eastern and  Central  time  Dodger  AWAY  games.   Games used to start at  8PM. So LA commuters  could  listen to Scully at 5PM   thousandsof   times  M-F    driving home  from  work.

Now many away games  are in the West--SD,SF, Az,CO  etc.

Even for Vin,timing   was everything.

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 on: April 24, 2017, 08:23:11 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
As I remember that 4th and deciding game of that '66 WS, I recall (because I was out in the Chesapeake Bay on a powerboat) that it was a Sunday afternoon. No more day games these days! That game musta started at 10:30 or 11 am PDT and have been over by 2 pm in LA.

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 on: April 24, 2017, 07:43:59 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
narrative

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