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 11 
 on: May 16, 2019, 08:09:46 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
The Blues had tonight's game won 4-3, when they missed 2 easy potential empty-netters, and then in OT the 4 officials on the ice all missed seeing an obvious hand pass in the offensive zone by a Shark to a teammate right in front of the Blues' goal, and he hit it in, when the play should have been called dead the instant the player's glove touched it.  They were cheated out of this game.
Even taking into account how fast the game is, NHL officials leave a lot to be desired. Not just in this game. Plus, maybe the replay rules? That was just too obvious to everyone but the four blind men.

I hate to even think it but, with gambling becoming legalized everyday in more and more venues, the "losers" aren't gonna stand for losing their money on obvious plays like that. Hence, more replays which will slow the game down but provide more chance of "getting the call right."

 12 
 on: May 16, 2019, 06:31:34 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by jp05
The Blues did lose the game on official misconduct. Clearly a hand pass. Was a pretty good game. The Sharks dominated the first period, the Blues in my opinion outplayed them for most of the last two periods and OT. Overall a pretty good game. It was nice to see Thornton get 2 goals at 39 years old! Hope springs eternal.

 13 
 on: May 16, 2019, 06:28:00 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by jp05
Robb, I did mean the Redlegs. I lived in MA too long and Red Sox were what I had to live with! I've always mainly been a NL fan, growing up as a Dodger fan and adopting the Mets when they arrived several years after the Giants and Mets went west.

I moved to the Boston area in 1978, the year of the Bucky Dent home run to settle the AL pennant. At the company I where I works, we watched the playoff game in a conference room on a small B&W television. Probably 20 people and I was the only Yankee rooter. I was the only one cheering as the fly ball cleared the fence! Luckily, I kept my job! Never did become a Sox fan - my attempt at rebellion - but did attend a few Sox games each year. I actually became - and remain - a Yankee fan.

JP05

 14 
 on: May 15, 2019, 11:10:08 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Robb-mayors trophy gamein NYC  featured yanks &  Dodgers or Giants.   Interleague in 1950s. 

 15 
 on: May 15, 2019, 10:14:16 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
The Blues had tonight's game won 4-3, when they missed 2 easy potential empty-netters, and then in OT the 4 officials on the ice all missed seeing an obvious hand pass in the offensive zone by a Shark to a teammate right in front of the Blues' goal, and he hit it in, when the play should have been called dead the instant the player's glove touched it.  They were cheated out of this game.

 16 
 on: May 15, 2019, 09:13:45 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
All five of those are correct.

I had no idea Al Rosen was as respected a player as he was. I mean, I knew he was a great player but ... he seems to have had the respect of teammates and opponents alike. For his on-field play and for his physical toughness. Had to retire at 32 due to back and leg problems. I think he also realized he could make more money as a stock broker. Especially, when the ingrate Indians management wanted to cut his salary after the '54 WS loss.

 17 
 on: May 15, 2019, 09:01:35 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
CF - Benny Kauff
RF - George Stone
1B - Hank Greenberg
3B - Al Rosen
LHP - Sanford Koufax
RHP - "Big Ed" Ruelbach (who has a VERY German-non-Jewish name, and was buried in a Catholic cemetary  - so, I really wonder how "Jewish" he was)
LF - Sid Gordon
C - Harry Danning
SS - Buddy Myer  (he was a 2nd Basemen for the better, and most important part of his career)  Lou Budreau should have been the SS.
2B - none (should be Rod Carew or Buddy Myer)
Rel. P - Larry Sherry - catcher brother - Norm.  Both with The (hated) Dodgers.
MGR - No idea!

 18 
 on: May 15, 2019, 08:46:25 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
My ISP is notoriously slow. Anyway, you got them all. Posted a counterpart Jewish Team. Not sure the source had his act totally in order but ...

 19 
 on: May 15, 2019, 08:44:03 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Again, as with the Polish Team, this only goes up through the 1976 season.

RHP - 1905-1917. Once pitched two shutouts in one day. Pitched a one hitter in a World Series game. Always in National League.

LHP - 1955-66. No clues should be needed for this one!

Relief Pitcher - 1958-68. Part of the only Jewish brother battery in MLB history. Born with two club feet.
 
C - 1933-42. Only played for one team (NL). Refused lodging at the Flamingo Hotel on Miami Beach during Spring Training due to their "No Jews" policy. Nickname: Harry The Horse. .285 career hitter.

1B - 1930-47. In a 1930s WS, Umpire George Moriarty threw several opposing players out of the game due to their anti-Semitic bench jockeying directed toward this 1B (and was sanctioned by the Commissioner Landis for doing so).

2B - For some reason, none listed?? Think there was confusion over whether Rod Carew was Jewish or not.

SS - 1925-41. (I thought this player was a 2B, but what do I know?). Involved in kicking off one of baseball's all-time most violent brawls when the scurrilous Ben Chapman spiked him and called him many slurs. Brawl eventually extended into the stands. Lifetime BA of .303. His Jewish bona fides seem also to be in question (after he retired, said he was really just "German").

3B - 1947-56. Future President/CEO of the NY Yankees. Wished his name had been more Jewish (like adding "stein" to it). Once told C Matt Batts he would "murder him" if he didn't stop with the slurs.

LF - 1941-55. Leo Durocher coupled this player with Mel Ott as guys who were "too nice." Fourth in 1948 NL MVP voting. Hit four Grand Slams in 1950. From Brooklyn, NY.

CF - 1912-20. Known as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League" from 1912-15. In the NL from 1916-20. Holds record for being picked off First Base 3x in one game. Led the NL in extra base hits in 1919; second in HRs. Suspended by Commissioner Landis in 1921 for alleged auto theft.
 
RF - 1903-10. 1906 AL batting champ (beat out Nap Lajoie). Mainly, a St. Louis Brown. Only AL batting champion in years 1901-28 who is not in the MLB HoF. 

MGR - Managed Chicago White Sox in the late 1920s; discovered the river mud used to take the shine off new baseballs (was still being used in 1976).

 20 
 on: May 15, 2019, 08:19:32 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Robb, that's a great start. The only remaining positions to be named are the LH Starter, the Relief Pitcher, and the 3B.

A hint for each:

LH Starting Pitcher - Pitched over 300 innings, 23 Complete Games, and 22 Wins for the Tigers in 1914. Still holds Tigers record for lowest ERA for a Starting Pitcher in a season (2.34).

Relief Pitcher - Once, in the 1960s, had a 16 win season as a Reliever.

3B - Had a misshapen right arm, a couple inches shorter than his left arm. Dead pull hitter because of the shorter arm. Opposing 2B often played this RH hitter on the SS side of the 2B bag. Once hit game-winning HR off Red Ruffing in a critical WS game.
I thought I got all 3 of those before you made this post?  My last post was 2 minutes before your came on.  I'm watching Blues'/Sharks game.  Just looking in here during commercial breaks.   Grin

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