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« Reply #510 on: July 22, 2018, 06:39:03 PM »

Roy  could have  played  all  4  yrs  in the  Coliseum. 


When I met him  at Vero  1990  it was  my 1st &  his last  camp.  Got very teary  eyed  & had to work hard not to cry.  (Me,not Roy) Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

I recall  how   great he  was  with  kids  on Felton. 

Duke's  farm was in N San Diego  Cty.
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« Reply #511 on: July 22, 2018, 07:17:15 PM »

Joe/DDW,

Roy's playing days were over just before I got into baseball at age 7 in '59. But I must have read his "it's Good To Be Alive" book 20 times and was "hit" at the Glen Cove ice patch incident every time. In the early 60's while attending a Yankees (that's right) old-timers game and walking with my dad outside the stadium, we saw him being wheeled by handlers  and my dad spotted/recognized him and pointed him out to me. I can still see the image.   
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« Reply #512 on: July 22, 2018, 07:18:55 PM »

Only minor consolation, and it's very minor, was that the accident happened to him after he got to play 10 very productive years in the majors and was 36 years years old.

Dodgers deserve much credit for not turning their backs on him as an organization. Think he moved to LA as soon as he could after rehab and lived many years in Woodland Hills. He had 36 yrs as a great athlete, and then the last 35 in the wheelchair.

Wonder if modern medicine could've achieved another outcome for him than was possible back in '58? Fractured his 5th and 6th cervical vertebrae and had a compressed spine, according to Wiki.
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« Reply #513 on: July 23, 2018, 11:29:11 AM »

Rite--Wilhelm's  HR--amazing.

How about  Joe  with  379 HRs  believe  &  only  369   K's.   Stanton has  about 200  ks already. Grin Grin Grin Grin

Joe  was  robbed TWICE  by Ken Keltner  & then in hit  another  17-18 straight.

66  game  streak  for Seals.   

Joe was  pretty  much  dysfunctional  personality wise--but  wen asked  why  he   ran so  hard  in say 9th inning of  a 9-0  game--said "  Probably  a  lot of fans here

never saw me  and never will  again--I owe  100%  effort to them." 

Is that including World Series and All Star HRs?  Joe D. had only 361 regular season Hrs.
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« Reply #514 on: July 24, 2018, 12:49:12 AM »

379  was  close. 

Joe--Roxie  took  very  good of Roy--sweet lady.

Most forget--but he had a popular  interview show--"Campy's Corner"   before the Dodgers  moved to LA.  Think  on WOR--9.
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« Reply #515 on: July 24, 2018, 08:13:24 AM »

Interesting dynamic of "tension" between Robinson and Campy. Two VERY different personalities. Robinson, it's reported, was often frustrated with Campy's lack of militancy on civil rights. Almost to the point of him viewing Campy as a bit of an "Uncle Tom." Campy thought Jackie was too outspoken. Yet, obviously, they got along as teammates and friends later in life.

Ironic because Robinson ended up a staunch Republican (huge fan of Richard Nixon in the 60s).
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« Reply #516 on: July 24, 2018, 12:22:58 PM »

Of course  Roy  was  half white--Italian.

Scully quoted  Roy a lot--most common was-"you need  a lot of little boy in you to  play  this game."

Dont recall  much  coming from Newcombe,  Black,  or Gilliam either. Amoros was Cuban-English poor.
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« Reply #517 on: July 24, 2018, 12:44:42 PM »

Ball is juiced as well as  players.   

Carpenter just tied  rec  for  most for extra base hits  with  3Hrs  & 2 doubles & had 3 HRs by 6th inning.  I know Adcock had 18 TB.--double plus 4 Hrs.

My new  steroidboy--Muncy.
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« Reply #518 on: September 06, 2018, 10:23:24 PM »

I may have posted here about  Ohtani--surgery not blood to"cure" his elbow.

The crazy  stats  in baseball continue--Betances--all 6-8 of  him has the reliever record--5  straight  yrs  of  100+  K's.   Cant believe  Rivera did not do    it.  Maybe its  1st 5  yrs   of career.

Been watching  Stanton  a lot--hardest  hitter in BB--but MANY times  looks feeble &  almost like has vision problems. Well  on way to 200+ K's.
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« Reply #519 on: September 08, 2018, 10:36:18 AM »

What Heisman Trophy winning halfback for The Washington Redskins also played major league baseball?

Name all the professional sports players who played two major league sports.

Did any play in THREE major league professional sports?

Which batter hit for this combination of yearly averages (not entire career)?
.366
.363
.342
.330
.326
.310
.310
.308

Which batter hit for this combination of yearly averages (not entire career)?
.424
.386
.385
.379
.377
.371
.362
.343
.339
.333
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« Reply #520 on: September 08, 2018, 01:44:53 PM »

The .424 guy is Wee Willie Keeler

Two-sport guys include:

Steve Hamilton
Dick Groat
Dick Ricketts
Dave Ricketts (at least one of them)
Deion Sanders
Bo Jackson
Danny Ainge
Mark Hendrickson
Gene Conley
Jim Thorpe (would you consider him a 3 sport guy?)
Tom Glavine (almost)
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« Reply #521 on: September 08, 2018, 05:48:55 PM »

The .424 guy is Wee Willie Keeler

Two-sport guys include:

Steve Hamilton
Dick Groat
Dick Ricketts
Dave Ricketts (at least one of them)
Deion Sanders
Bo Jackson
Danny Ainge
Mark Hendrickson
Gene Conley
Jim Thorpe (would you consider him a 3 sport guy?)
Tom Glavine (almost)

Keeler is right.  Who else hit .424?  Who hit .438?  Name 2 players that hit .420.

Still several 2 sport players missing (especially pre-'70s).  Heismann Trophy 2 sport guy still missing.
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« Reply #522 on: September 08, 2018, 08:17:48 PM »

Vic Janowicz was a Redskins HB (on some horrible Washington teams) who was also a backup Catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the mid-50s. He was mediocre at best in both leagues. I don't think he ever won the Heisman. I only know that from being a lifelong Redskins fan.

Other guess would be Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice. A bit before my time but I know he was a multi-sports guy.
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« Reply #523 on: September 08, 2018, 09:18:51 PM »

Vic Janowicz was a Redskins HB (on some horrible Washington teams) who was also a backup Catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the mid-50s. He was mediocre at best in both leagues. I don't think he ever won the Heisman. I only know that from being a lifelong Redskins fan.

Other guess would be Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice. A bit before my time but I know he was a multi-sports guy.
Vic Janowicz  is CORRECT!  He won The Heisman Trophy in 1950.
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« Reply #524 on: September 08, 2018, 11:18:50 PM »

Ron Reed-Hawks &  Braves

Debushere--Knicks  & white  sox

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« Reply #525 on: September 08, 2018, 11:21:33 PM »

424--Hornsby

Robb--careful  your  hard  drive  may  crash. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #526 on: September 08, 2018, 11:32:05 PM »

424--Hornsby

Robb--careful  your  hard  drive  may  crash. Grin Grin Grin
Yep!  Hornsby is correct! 
Debusschere and Reed are right.  There are a couple more. 
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« Reply #527 on: September 08, 2018, 11:53:21 PM »

Robb--did u know that  in 1941  when Ted hit 406--a sacfly  [now]   counted  as  an  out.

Think he hit  8 or 9.  So that would havegot his average to  415  or so.

Name only  guy to play  in Rose  Bowl   &   world series.
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« Reply #528 on: September 09, 2018, 12:24:45 AM »

Chuck Connors--Dodgers  & Celtics--and sang bass  for Johnny  Crawford.  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #529 on: September 09, 2018, 01:36:40 AM »

Chuck Connors--Dodgers  & Celtics--and sang bass  for Johnny  Crawford.  Grin Grin Grin Grin
Yes, I knew that sacrifice flies were counted as outs before.  I remember Connors (1B) with The Dodgers.  I didn't know he played in The Rose Bowl.
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« Reply #530 on: September 09, 2018, 02:28:51 PM »

Jackie  Jensen--U of C--Rose  Bowl  +  a WS--bench  w/Yanks.  52-53?

Couple more--some
may be repeats

1-1st  MLB  draft  pick
2-1st  DH
3-1st  Japanese in MLB
4-Only one in WS & final  4 hoops.
5-Knick Pick AHEAD of Reed  for 64 Knicks.
6-1st  Dominican  in MLB.
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« Reply #531 on: September 09, 2018, 04:32:11 PM »

Jackie  Jensen--U of C--Rose  Bowl  +  a WS--bench  w/Yanks.  52-53?

Couple more--some
may be repeats

1-1st  MLB  draft  pick
2-1st  DH
3-1st  Japanese in MLB
4-Only one in WS & final  4 hoops.
5-Knick Pick AHEAD of Reed  for 64 Knicks.
6-1st  Dominican  in MLB.
Yes!  I remember that Jackie Jensen had that written on the back of his card.

1st Japanese player in The Major Leagues was Masanori Murakami.

1st Dominican - Ossie Virgil - Giants.
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« Reply #532 on: September 09, 2018, 05:20:07 PM »

Jackie  Jensen--U of C--Rose  Bowl  +  a WS--bench  w/Yanks.  52-53?

Couple more--some
may be repeats

1-1st  MLB  draft  pick
2-1st  DH
3-1st  Japanese in MLB
4-Only one in WS & final  4 hoops.
5-Knick Pick AHEAD of Reed  for 64 Knicks.
6-1st  Dominican  in MLB.

#4 -- Tim Stoddard played on the David Thompson-led NC State championship team and then, some yrs later, pitched for the Orioles in the WS.
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« Reply #533 on: September 09, 2018, 05:33:44 PM »

Joe--u know  1st  draft pick & 1st  DH.   The  Knick question is  tough.
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« Reply #534 on: September 09, 2018, 06:57:43 PM »

1st DH - Ron Bloomberg?
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« Reply #535 on: September 09, 2018, 08:05:31 PM »

Good  job  Mike--1n 73  w/yanks.  Not sure  u spelled  it rite--but   u know, like most of us,useless  trivia. Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #536 on: September 09, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »

Joe--u know  1st  draft pick & 1st  DH.   The  Knick question is  tough.

Doc, I don't know answers to those two although Mike's choice of Ron Blomberg for first DH sounds good to me. The Knick question is tough. I'd have to look it up.

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« Reply #537 on: September 10, 2018, 12:22:47 PM »

The player I listed above who hit .366, played for Milwaukee, Atlanta, Texas Chicago Cubs, Oakland. Cleveland and Toronto.
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« Reply #538 on: September 10, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »

Tito  Francona--maybe Rico  Carty.   To answer Robb.

Joe--1st  draftee was  Rick Monday  by  As in 65.  Santa Monica to  AZState to   Kansas City. 

Ahead of Reed--Jim Bad News  Barnes--ahead of Willis?   HUH?
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« Reply #539 on: September 10, 2018, 01:12:02 PM »

Kenny Loften--WS  w/Indians,   Final 4 w/AZ
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