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 on: February 10, 2019, 02:38:49 PM 
Started by JoeShack - Last post by bklynmike101
Milt died a few years back. Best known in connection with the bad deal the Reds made with the O's, Pappas did win 207 major league games. Nothing to be sneezed at.

Pappas was a graduate of Cooley High in Detroit. MIke Illitch who owned the Red Wings and Tigers, Jimmy Hoffa, and old time catcher Joe Ginsberg were also grads. 

Anyone recall any other noted Greek-American ballplayers? I'm having trouble coming up with any.

Gus Triandos, former teammate of Joe Ginsburg, comes to mind. I believe (without researching) Gus was from San Francisco. Eric Karros has lived in the Manhattan Beach suburb of LA for some time.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 02:35:29 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by bklynmike101
I can tell you that for at least part of his time on the LA Kings, he lived in the LA suburb of Rolling Hills Estates. And, for what it's worth (not much no doubt), his next door neighbor with whom I worked thought of him as an excellent neighbor - i.e. all around nice guy.   

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 on: February 10, 2019, 01:49:26 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Agree  Joe.  I  even liked  Billy  Loes.(Greek?)   Not real name.   I enjoyed my breakfasts with him.  But he was  not understood by anyone but me--must be my understanding  of eccentrics.    So poor Billy--on welfare--  was never invited  back.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 01:43:27 PM 
Started by JoeShack - Last post by doctordoowop
Pretty good for  a walk on at UCLA.

Gus Triandos also.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 01:42:14 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
More  personal info--businesses,family  life etc. 

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 on: February 10, 2019, 01:11:47 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Robb_K
Dionne and LaFleur go back to playing against each other in Peewee hockey. Think they came into the league the same year (if not, close). Dionne outscored Guy by 400 points in their careers but Marcel never won the Cup.
Correct!  They started in The NHL in 1971-72.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 09:53:03 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by JoeC
Dionne and LaFleur go back to playing against each other in Peewee hockey. Think they came into the league the same year (if not, close). Dionne outscored Guy by 400 points in their careers but Marcel never won the Cup.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 09:33:36 AM 
Started by JoeShack - Last post by JoeC
Thought of another Greek-American ballplayer -- Eric Karros!

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 on: February 10, 2019, 09:32:11 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Doc, When I first read "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn I thought he was embellishing the images of most of the guys on that team. Over time, I came to the conclusion that most of them truly were the impressive guys he painted them as. Your personal experience adds to that image I now carry. It's nice when you find some boyhood heroes didn't have feet of clay.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 02:20:41 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Robb_K
I need   some info from  hockey buffs Joe & Robb.  Can u  friends help.  Some inside info would be good--not what I could get from Wikipedia

Can you be specific about what kind of information you want? 

He was born in Drummondville, PQ.  He played Juniors for The Drummondville Rangers, and then, The Saint Catherines Black Hawks (after ownership/sponsorship by NHL teams had been divested and become outlawed (The NY Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks had previously owned and operated those teams until the end of the 1966-67 season).  Dionne led The OHA (top Jr. league in Canada at that time) in scoring his last 2 years.  He was short (5 ft. 9 in.) but very strong 190 lb.  He was a great skater, and a great set-up man, and scored a lot of goals, as well.  He scored over 100 points 8 times during his NHL career.  He was originally drafted 2nd overall in 1971 by Detroit.  After 4 years with them, he was traded to The L.A. Kings, for a boatload of player assets.  He was The Kings' major star for 12 years, overlapping one or two years with Gretzky.  He played his last 2 years with The Rangers.  He was a big part of Team Canada in their early series' versus The Russians. 

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