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 21 
 on: February 12, 2018, 08:43:35 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Unusual for the timeframe - Wally apparently had a bachelor's degree in education and pursued (or intended to) a master's. Spent most of his post-MLB career as a college baseball coach. Seemed like a very even-keeled and likable guy.

Interesting point, Mike. Made me wonder what percentage of ball players, even now, have a college degree. Here's an excerpt from a 2012 Fox Sports article on the subject.

"As of mid-May 2012, 917 players had appeared in at least one big-league game this season, according to STATS LLC. Of that group, only 39 — or 4.3 percent — were confirmed by their teams of MLB as having obtained four-year college degrees through a FOXSports.com survey of clubs.

The Diamondbacks lead the majors with seven college graduates: JJ Putz, Willie Bloomquist (Arizona State), Craig Breslow (Yale), John McDonald (Providence), Takashi Saito (Tohoku Fukushi University in Japan), Mike Zagurski (Kansas) and Brad Ziegler (Southwest Missouri State).

JJ Putz?Huh  What a great name.  Sounds like the terrible names given to Jews when family names were doled out by the East European governments, to raise money from those Jews having to pay lots of money to get a "better sounding name".  Grin

 22 
 on: February 12, 2018, 08:39:55 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Robb_K
Need some education. I know the yellow label Atlantic series Robb mentioned (from the 40s and early 50s). But ... IIRC, they made yellow label records again in the mid-60s. Was that  a nostalgia thing (like throwback uniforms in sports?), or what? Anyone know how long that lasted?
Yes that was a nostalgia series only for reprints of those releases that were originally yellow.  And they all had the "Atlantic Ball" on them, giving away that they are NOT originals, as that element was only started on red issues about at 2100 or so.
I dunno, Robb. This wouldn't seem to be a reprint from the old series. Huh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGBREYow29A[/quote]
A yellow Atlantic series of reprints of Stax Records, which never before were released on Atlantic???  I never saw THAT particular yellow series before.

 23 
 on: February 12, 2018, 05:19:48 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by JoeC
Thanks a lot. I said I needed me some educating!

 24 
 on: February 12, 2018, 04:25:14 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Gino
Joe -

That one's a European (French, I think) pressing.  The "BIEM" gives it away.

 25 
 on: February 12, 2018, 02:23:11 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Shandy
doc - I'm ashamed to admit that I needed to be assured Embarrassed

 26 
 on: February 12, 2018, 01:32:08 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Unusual for the timeframe - Wally apparently had a bachelor's degree in education and pursued (or intended to) a master's. Spent most of his post-MLB career as a college baseball coach. Seemed like a very even-keeled and likable guy.

Interesting point, Mike. Made me wonder what percentage of ball players, even now, have a college degree. Here's an excerpt from a 2012 Fox Sports article on the subject.

"As of mid-May 2012, 917 players had appeared in at least one big-league game this season, according to STATS LLC. Of that group, only 39 — or 4.3 percent — were confirmed by their teams of MLB as having obtained four-year college degrees through a FOXSports.com survey of clubs.

In that context, Curtis Granderson’s degree in business management and business marketing is about as impressive as the MVP-caliber numbers he posted for the New York Yankees last year.

The Diamondbacks lead the majors with seven college graduates: JJ Putz, Willie Bloomquist (Arizona State), Craig Breslow (Yale), John McDonald (Providence), Takashi Saito (Tohoku Fukushi University in Japan), Mike Zagurski (Kansas) and Brad Ziegler (Southwest Missouri State). The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays are tied for second with four graduates apiece on their 40-man rosters."

And no, Lou Gehrig left Columbia after just two years there. And brainy author, Jim Brosnan, apparently never set foot on a college campus.

 27 
 on: February 12, 2018, 12:31:31 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Unusual for the timeframe - Wally apparently had a bachelor's degree in education and pursued (or intended to) a master's. Spent most of his post-MLB career as a college baseball coach. Seemed like a very even-keeled and likable guy.

 28 
 on: February 12, 2018, 09:07:13 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Doc, I'm sure that's right and I'm also sure so many visual memories of mine are dictated by the old baseball cards. You're dead right (I was thinking of Moon in the 1955 Bowman TV set series with the Away grays on). Thinking right now of Red Schoendienst in that same 1955 away uni. if I had a favorite Cardinal, it was Red. I was always partial to 2B -- Nellie Fox, Red, Johnny Temple, Maz ...

Think Bobby Del Greco, another rookie coming up in the era, was the reason why at least one of those guys was traded. And he never really panned out.

 29 
 on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:07 AM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by JoeC
Need some education. I know the yellow label Atlantic series Robb mentioned (from the 40s and early 50s). But ... IIRC, they made yellow label records again in the mid-60s. Was that  a nostalgia thing (like throwback uniforms in sports?), or what? Anyone know how long that lasted?
Yes that was a nostalgia series only for reprints of those releases that were originally yellow.  And they all had the "Atlantic Ball" on them, giving away that they are NOT originals, as that element was only started on red issues about at 2100 or so.

I dunno, Robb. This wouldn't seem to be a reprint from the old series. Huh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGBREYow29A

 30 
 on: February 12, 2018, 02:01:58 AM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by doctordoowop
Shandy--too  old  referred  to  1962  Drifters.  Not u--but u knew  that. Grin Grin Grin Grin

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