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« Reply #450 on: December 19, 2017, 06:39:52 PM »

Luis Arroyo, a forgotten relief pitcher from the old days.

I recall Arroyo when he came up in the mid 50s to the Cardinals to join their starting rotation with Harvey Haddix, Larry Jackson and a couple other long-forgotten guys. He was pushing 30 years old then, as a rookie. Short and stocky little lefty. First Puerto Rican to wear the pinstripes. BTW, he lived to 100.

Most of those Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans that were accomplished veterans when they came to the majors, lied about their ages to get longer contracts.  So many of them were 4-7 years older than they stated.
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« Reply #451 on: December 19, 2017, 06:54:07 PM »

I  asked Jesus  Alou  on a trip to DR  who was 1st  DR  to  play in MLB--remember Ozzie Virgil?  About 1954 w/Giants.
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« Reply #452 on: December 19, 2017, 08:45:41 PM »

Luis Arroyo, a forgotten relief pitcher from the old days.

I recall Arroyo when he came up in the mid 50s to the Cardinals to join their starting rotation with Harvey Haddix, Larry Jackson and a couple other long-forgotten guys. He was pushing 30 years old then, as a rookie. Short and stocky little lefty. First Puerto Rican to wear the pinstripes. BTW, he lived to 100.

He wore #47 for the Yanks. Fantastic when he got the call in '60 and again full year '61.
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« Reply #453 on: December 19, 2017, 08:48:37 PM »

I  asked Jesus  Alou  on a trip to DR  who was 1st  DR  to  play in MLB--remember Ozzie Virgil?  About 1954 w/Giants.

Of course, I remember Ozzie Sr., though primarily from his post NYG days with the Tigers and elsewhere. His son Ozzie Jr. also played in the MLB.
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« Reply #454 on: December 19, 2017, 11:17:11 PM »

Didn't know about Jr.

The  Giants  has a Caribbean  connection for  awhile--remember Andre Rodgers?
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« Reply #455 on: December 19, 2017, 11:35:00 PM »

I saw Joe D hit one off the wall in an old timers game in the early '60's. Does that count?  Grin

OK, I'll go back to studying my Luis Arroyo baseball cards now. Undecided

I'd say that counts. He was in his uniform, facing a pitcher, swinging the bat in Yankee Stadium. Close as you could get to the real thing.  I saw Ted Williams, one time, in 1951 (I was 7, going on Cool at Griffith Stadium in DC. He doubled twice off that high right field wall. If I'd seen him in uniform circling the field in that golf cart at the All Star game just before he died, I'd have counted that experience too.
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« Reply #456 on: December 19, 2017, 11:51:11 PM »

I saw Joe D hit one off the wall in an old timers game in the early '60's. Does that count?  Grin

OK, I'll go back to studying my Luis Arroyo baseball cards now. Undecided

I'd say that counts. He was in his uniform, facing a pitcher, swinging the bat in Yankee Stadium. Close as you could get to the real thing.  I saw Ted Williams, one time, in 1951 (I was 7, going on Cool at Griffith Stadium in DC. He doubled twice off that high right field wall. If I'd seen him in uniform circling the field in that golf cart at the All Star game just before he died, I'd have counted that experience too.

I saw Ted Williams play many times, also Stan Musial, Johnny Mize, Warren Spahn, Jackie Robinson, Eddie Robinson, Vern Stephens, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Duke Snider, Bob Feller, Nellie Fox, Enos Slaughter, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and most of the regular major leaguers from 1950-1969, as I watched both Cubs and White Sox games in person and on TV.
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« Reply #457 on: December 20, 2017, 11:50:57 AM »

Live at games I saw Musial, Spahn, Mays, Aaron, Snider, Fox, Mantle, and Berra from the names on your list. Also, Lou Clinton and Earl Averill Jr.  Grin
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« Reply #458 on: December 20, 2017, 11:53:58 AM »

Didn't know about Jr.

The  Giants  has a Caribbean  connection for  awhile--remember Andre Rodgers?

Sure. Blue border on his '60 baseball card (from memory). Infielder. Maybe Pirates or Cubs as well. As to Caribbean NYG, how about pitcher Ray Monzant (Venezuela I believe).
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« Reply #459 on: December 20, 2017, 01:25:05 PM »

Didn't know about Jr.

The  Giants  has a Caribbean  connection for  awhile--remember Andre Rodgers?

Sure. Blue border on his '60 baseball card (from memory). Infielder. Maybe Pirates or Cubs as well. As to Caribbean NYG, how about pitcher Ray Monzant (Venezuela I believe).

Ruben Gomez, very fine NYG righty, was first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series. Rodgers was from the Bahamas. First Bahamian in MLB. Pretty average at everything he did on the field.
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« Reply #460 on: December 20, 2017, 04:54:58 PM »

I could Google this but  an interesting question. Rd today that Mamie Johnson RIP-just passed.  One of 3 females in the  Negro (baseball) League. Really? Did ladies play  there?
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« Reply #461 on: December 20, 2017, 08:03:48 PM »

Never heard that but doesn't mean not true!
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« Reply #462 on: December 20, 2017, 08:15:24 PM »

I could Google this but  an interesting question. Rd today that Mamie Johnson RIP-just passed.  One of 3 females in the  Negro (baseball) League. Really? Did ladies play  there?

Maybe in exhibition games (like when Negro Leagues playes played vs Caucasian all star teams.  But, I never heard of any women playing in scheduled league games.
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« Reply #463 on: December 21, 2017, 01:39:31 AM »

that  makes 3 --maybe like saying Ann Meyers  played in the NBA. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #464 on: December 21, 2017, 12:46:04 PM »

Didn't know about Jr.

The  Giants  has a Caribbean  connection for  awhile--remember Andre Rodgers?

Sure. Blue border on his '60 baseball card (from memory). Infielder. Maybe Pirates or Cubs as well. As to Caribbean NYG, how about pitcher Ray Monzant (Venezuela I believe).

Ruben Gomez, very fine NYG righty, was first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series. Rodgers was from the Bahamas. First Bahamian in MLB. Pretty average at everything he did on the field.

Green bottom on his '60 bb card. Why does my poor head know these things? Grin
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« Reply #465 on: December 21, 2017, 12:56:24 PM »

that  makes 3 --maybe like saying Ann Meyers  played in the NBA. Grin Grin Grin
Or Manon Rheaume played goaltender in The NHL.   Cheesy
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« Reply #466 on: December 21, 2017, 03:09:09 PM »

Stuck  with u bec  u are a softball fan. ( I know u get it)
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