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 21 
 on: May 15, 2019, 07:51:17 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
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.

 22 
 on: May 15, 2019, 06:26:34 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
RF - Stan Musial
C - Carl Sawatski
2B - Bill Mazeroski
LF - Carl Yaztrezmski
SS - Tony Kubek
1B - Ted Kluzewski
RHP - Stan Coveleski
CF - Al Simmons (Nee Syzmanski)
3B - Whitey Kurowski
LHP - Harry Coveleski
Rel.P - Ron Perrenoski

Not the same team I would pick.

 23 
 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:45 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
!n 1976, a writer for Esquire Magazine came up with his "All-Time All-Polish" MLB team. I'll give you the years the player was in the Majors, and some pertinent info. You try for the name. Most, but not all, were all-star caliber. One might've been more associated with another position but definitely played the position he holds on this team. 

RH Starting Pitcher - Played 1912-28. Won 215 games, mostly for Cleveland between 1916-24.

LH Starting Pitcher - 1907-18. Biggest years were for the Detroit Tigers in the mid-teens decade.

Reliever - 1961-73. Last MLB season was with the California Angels. Lefthander.

C - 1948-63. Played for many teams. Prodigious minor league hitter. Journeyman. Best year was for St. L Cards.

1B - 1947-61. Led NL First Basemen in fielding pct five consecutive years in the early 50s.

2B - 1956-72. Only played for one team.

SS - 1957-65. Outspoken guy. Rookie of the Year.

3B - 1941-49. Only played for one team. Best year was 1947.

LF - 1961-83. Hit 40 HRs 3x in his career. Drove in over 100 runs 5x.

CF - 1924-44. Did not play under his given name. Once led the majors with 216 hits in a season.

RF - 1941-63. One year he finished a season one HR short of the Triple Crown.

 24 
 on: May 15, 2019, 09:14:50 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Klu is the only hitter since 1955 to hit over 40 HR and strike out 40 or fewer times. That record may stand awhile longer!!

Cut his sleeves because they were impeding his swing -- just too tight around his biceps.

 25 
 on: May 15, 2019, 07:47:46 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
My first big league game was a night game at Ebbetts Field, Dodgers vs. Red Sox, in July 1955. Even though I was a Dodger fan (at 8 yrs old), I don't remember who won. But I vividly remember entering the stadium from the first base side and seeing the green grass and bright lights! Remember seeing Ted Klusewski with his cut-off sleeves and big arms. It will stay with me forever! Only time to Ebbetts and the Dodgers moved west at the end of the 1957 season.

You must mean The Cincinnatti Redlegs.  There were no mid-season exhibition inter-league games in the middle of the NL season, back then.  Kluzewski was with The Redlegs, NOT Boston, AL.   

 26 
 on: May 14, 2019, 11:51:27 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Joe,

Not my best suit for sure. Later, for a time, I graduated to Bloomingdale's and Barney's before finding some discount houses in some industrial section of Manhattan. Much later, I had kids - and became a Costco man!  Grin

My Bloomingdale's/Barney's days are now many decades behind me.

 27 
 on: May 14, 2019, 11:48:01 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
I recognize that no teams from the "great  white north" are still in it, but at least one "original 6" is still in, albeit the much unloved B ; Boston entry.

 28 
 on: May 14, 2019, 11:45:13 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Great memory! Same green grass as my 1st game at Yankee Stadium in 1960. And I much remember Klu's cutoff shirts - but from baseball cards mostly.

 29 
 on: May 14, 2019, 08:19:23 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
My first  "professional interview" suit - dark brown corduroy no less (what did I know?) - was purchased with my dad's help for $60 from the A&S basement in downtown Brooklyn.

....No wonder I didn't get the job...... Huh

Mike, I had one of those medium-to-dark brown corduroy suits too, back in the mid 70s. Wore it with a long-collared, open-neck light blue shirt. No neck chain(s) though! Think I got it at a Washington, DC store.

 30 
 on: May 13, 2019, 11:23:00 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Ugly win for The Blues over The Sharks last night.  It's going to be a long, tough series, as I expected. 

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