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 on: Today at 07:01:21 AM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by JoeC
Think you'll enjoy the Reeves arc in Hollywoodland, as well as the film itself.

Dean took the Grapevine over the Tejon Pass to Bakersfield but the crash occurred near Paso Robles, well up the coast as you know -- good distance from Bakersfield. If you've ever seen one of those old Porsche Spyders in person, they were LOW. ground-hugging machines. Combine that with the twilight time of day, and speed -- bad combo.

 on: Today at 06:53:43 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Cheney, in 1962, struck our 21 Orioles in a 16 inning complete game that he pitched. Senators won, 2-1. Per Baseball Ref: Cheney gave up 10 hits in the 16 innings and walked four. Get this! He threw 228 pitches, mostly curve balls.  The long-forgotten Senators 1B Bud Zipfel, went 3-7 and drove in both Washington runs. Charlie Lau, O's Catcher, drove in the Baltimore run.

Here's another sign of major change. As late as 1971, most of us know I'm sure that the entire Orioles starting staff (Palmer, Dobson, Cuellar and McNally) all won 20 or more games. Each one threw between 226-294 innings.

 on: Today at 01:35:38 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Things have  changed--no squeezes,  SBs,   pitchers  go 6,  & in hoops teams take 50 3s per game. 

Didn't  Senators  Tom Cheney  once go  21innings?  Amazing.

 on: Today at 01:30:43 AM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Joe--wonder if  white  doo  wop  &   old  Hollywood go  together? Grin Grin Grin ;Di know lombard  moved to LA   from Indiana as a  teen.The  Russ  Columbo  story --died  age  26--crash  or OD. 

Never saw  Hollywoodland  [ now will]--but I know Brody.   Retired--now paints.  Mannix-know nothing.   Reeves--thot  was  suicide.  Cry Cry Cry Cry

I recently had  to go  to Bakersfield.  I asked a guy  into movies if  Dean  died on nearby Route  46.  He   said yes & even named  the  driver who killed him--Donald Turnupseed.[I know--- missspelled ]. No crime--accident.

 on: April 24, 2018, 06:48:23 AM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by JoeC
I agree. It is challenging. The Lombard crash could make an interesting film though, as their was an air of mystery to the crash. How did the pilot get so "off course," etc? You could then do flashbacks to her life in Hollywood, the Gable bit, Russ Colombo, and how she got into movies.

I generally am intrigued by movies about old Hollywood. Did you see "Hollywoodland" with Ben Affleck/Adrien Brody, the one about Eddie Mannix (real life Ray Donovan studio "fixer" type) and the baffling death of George Reeves.

 on: April 24, 2018, 06:41:30 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Wish more guys would "choke up" on the bat with two strikes (like Nellie Fox and all those old time hitters). The Orioles lead the majors with almost 30% of their outs coming via strikeout! I don't watch/go to games to see players strike out. I want to see the ball in play.

 on: April 23, 2018, 11:16:47 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Agree Robb--certainly  ironic    that  a mediocre hitter  like Belt  did  it.   Assuming  3-2 count  before fouls start--thats  16-17  fouls-certainly amazing.

 on: April 23, 2018, 09:56:17 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Joe--sorry  .Stat  only kept since 1988.  Still  amazing.     Figure Fox,Yost & many other greats beat it.
Imagine how many Ty Cobb, George Sisler, Rogers Hornsby, Big Ed Delahanty, Wee Willie Keeler, Hugh Duffy, and all the other good hitters during the times before MLB started tabulating that statistic.  During my time as a fan, I remember reading (in the early 1950s) that Charley Gheringer fouled off 19 in a row, and that that was the record at the time.  So, I guess Gheringer, depending on how many balls he took, had somewhere between 21 and 24 pitches in that at bat (which might have been, but isn't necessarily the record.

 on: April 23, 2018, 08:42:29 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Thanx  Joe. as a writer friend of mine  says--hard to  write a book or  do  a movie about about just an incident. 

Eastwood does movies about incidents--"Sully," and    "13:11  to Paris."

 on: April 23, 2018, 01:04:44 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Maybe but ... that's a lot of pitches to foul off in any era. Apparently, Ricky Gutierrez had the previous record of 20.

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