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 91 
 on: January 18, 2019, 09:06:25 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by JoeC
Thanx Joe.  (Are you related toScotti?) Grin Grin Grin Grin

I knew of Ben Scotti like you from the NFL and his Eagles days.

Some decades ago, there was a several page article in my local rag (Washington Post) about the Scotti Bros and what they had done off the field. The reason the Post ran that story was the University of Maryland connection. The Terps are the de facto Washington-area college team and the Scottis both played on some pretty good Maryland teams. So, the sports-music connection is what led me to want to read the article.

Wish I WAS related to them as they are, I imagine, worth a few bucks. Probably your "neighbors" out in Hidden Hills, Malibu, or Santa Barbara.

 92 
 on: January 18, 2019, 12:05:36 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Thanx Joe.  (Are you related toScotti?) Grin Grin Grin Grin

 93 
 on: January 17, 2019, 05:15:50 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Joe,

I met Pumpsie once at a baseball card show in Oakland in the 80's. Very genial fellow at that show. Once upon a time, he and Gene Conley famously jumped ship together in-season and ended up in Israel somehow.

Mike/Doc, hard to believe Pumpsie's signing was 12 years after Jackie Robinson!

 94 
 on: January 17, 2019, 05:13:24 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by JoeC
Thanx Joe-that explains him roaming around Santa Monica.

Doc, just fyi (I can't believe they once had JB signed):

"Scotti Brothers Records (sometimes spelled Scotti Bros. Records) was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti in 1974. Their first success was releasing singles and albums from teen pop star Leif Garrett. They later helped launch the careers of Survivor and "Weird Al" Yankovic. They also signed James Brown to a recording contract in the mid-1980s ... "

"Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor was their biggest hit -- well known from Rocky III, and "Burning Heart" from Rocky IV probaby second platinum record. 

 95 
 on: January 17, 2019, 01:14:34 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
About 17,000  to see Maris'  61st  in 61.  Amazing.

 96 
 on: January 17, 2019, 01:13:00 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Thanx Joe-that explains him roaming around Santa Monica.

 97 
 on: January 17, 2019, 01:11:04 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Joe-I'd guess  Ted  kept  it quiet for both reasons.  Pumpsie  1st yr-1959.

prob why Celtics did NOT  draw well  in 50s except for  playoffs.  Jones Boys, Sanders,Rusell  etc. Almost half the  team were   dreaded  (in Boston)  "colored" guys

I have to  repeat what Caey said wen Yanks  signed Elston  Howard in 1955.  ."They  finally  get me a n-----r   and he cant f'n  run.   More sad than funny. Cry Cry Cry Cry

 98 
 on: January 17, 2019, 01:02:41 PM 
Started by bklynmike101 - Last post by doctordoowop
Another RIP. 

 99 
 on: January 17, 2019, 12:38:07 PM 
Started by bklynmike101 - Last post by bklynmike101
Eli Grba, he who lost some vowels somewhere (Serbian), and who came up with the Yankees circa 1960, has passed on. Grba was reportedly the very first player taken in the expansion draft (Angels) in '61. Dark blue border on his '60 BB spectacled card. Obit says alcohol contributed to his short career and after-career issues until he got himself right. I always loved the name - both Eli and Grba. 

 100 
 on: January 17, 2019, 12:33:07 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Joe,

I met Pumpsie once at a baseball card show in Oakland in the 80's. Very genial fellow at that show. Once upon a time, he and Gene Conley famously jumped ship together in-season and ended up in Israel somehow.

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