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« Reply #480 on: May 25, 2018, 05:17:40 PM »

More BS--Scioscia   afraid to pitch Ohtani  Sunday against Yanks. Says "too much work  recently."  Can u say Ed Whitson?
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« Reply #481 on: May 30, 2018, 04:29:51 PM »

Stanton has the  Ed  Whitson disease.  Struckout 10 straight times!.  Last nite hit 4 or 5 infield   dribblers--time toget eyes or psyche checked. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #482 on: May 30, 2018, 07:48:59 PM »

Stanton has the  Ed  Whitson disease.  Struckout 10 straight times!.  Last nite hit 4 or 5 infield   dribblers--time toget eyes or psyche checked. Grin Grin Grin

I've got a feeling Boone has it right that sooner or later he'll bust out. Still, appears they REALLY overpaid him. He played loose, under zero pressure in Miami. Makes a big difference.

Didn't realize he was a Valley kid. Raised in Tujunga, started at Verdugo Hills HS but transferred to athletic factory, Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks. Had football scholarship offers from both USC and UCLA.
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« Reply #483 on: May 31, 2018, 12:47:22 AM »

Think he does  better in warm weather. And  when NOT DH.  He hit a couple  harder  tonite-- but  I think  30-35 HRs.   Agree  over paid--PEDs?
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« Reply #484 on: May 31, 2018, 08:13:21 AM »

Think he does  better in warm weather. And  when NOT DH.  He hit a couple  harder  tonite-- but  I think  30-35 HRs.   Agree  over paid--PEDs?

He's huge! Like to see his picture today posted next to a pic as a senior in Sherman Oaks. Probably like that famous Bonds pic of him as a SF Giant and while at Ariz State. Players do grow but, today, if it's that dramatic it's gonna always raise the PED specter.
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« Reply #485 on: June 01, 2018, 12:39:07 AM »

Glad  u  agree  Joe.   

Has anyone  struck out  10 straight  times--Koufax, Roe?    Not even them!
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« Reply #486 on: June 01, 2018, 08:06:31 AM »

Glad  u  agree  Joe.  

Has anyone  struck out  10 straight  times--Koufax, Roe?    Not even them!

Don't know about that, Doc. 10 Ks in a row is staggering. Here's another horrific stat. Orioles 1B Chris "Crush" Davis, on a $161M contract after his 53 and 47 HR seasons, is batting .156 after 201 AB. On pace for worst batting average ever.
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« Reply #487 on: June 01, 2018, 05:43:14 PM »

he prob roided up  in prior yr.   Only guys I ever played with  who fanned 10 straight times were Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #488 on: June 15, 2018, 07:04:31 PM »

Saw an old aerial photo of Comiskey Park today, circa 1959 World Series time frame. No Dan Ryan Expressway running behind the structure (Expressway wasn't built until '61) and the park still had the brick facade outside.

Why did Bill Veeck whitewash the exterior, covering up that old brickwork? I love Veeck but ... that was not a good move on his part. My guess is he thought a coat of white paint might spruce the old place up a bit. It didn't!!
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« Reply #489 on: June 15, 2018, 11:34:48 PM »

Had a nice weekend  in Chi  town  few   yrs  ago. 

Sat--Yanks at  Sox


Sun--Toronto   at   Brewers-County  stadium.
Mon--  Braves at Wrigley.

Comiskey  torn down &  Cellular  Field---copy of Yankee  Stadium ---built  in parking lot.  Poor  substitute.

Who was  Dan Ryan--  political   crook ? Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin


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« Reply #490 on: June 16, 2018, 08:23:07 AM »

Had a nice weekend  in Chi  town  few   yrs  ago. 

Sat--Yanks at  Sox


Sun--Toronto   at   Brewers-County  stadium.
Mon--  Braves at Wrigley.

Comiskey  torn down &  Cellular  Field---copy of Yankee  Stadium ---built  in parking lot.  Poor  substitute.

Who was  Dan Ryan--  political   crook ? Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

A long-time Cook County Commissioner who was sort of the Robert Moses of Chicago (for super-highways, at least).



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« Reply #491 on: July 01, 2018, 07:15:12 PM »

Lorenzen--Reds pitcher  hit  PH   grand slam today.   1st pitcher to do it in NL  since 1953. 

53?   I guess  Newcomb.
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« Reply #492 on: July 01, 2018, 07:22:16 PM »

Lorenzen--Reds pitcher  hit  PH   grand slam today.   1st pitcher to do it in NL  since 1953. 

53?   I guess  Newcomb.

Newk had good power, no question! So did perfect game man, Don Larsen.
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« Reply #493 on: July 02, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »

Not   cheating  so dont know  who -but one yr he had 7 HRs.!!
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« Reply #494 on: July 02, 2018, 09:08:42 PM »

July 3, 1966: Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger clouts two grand slams ...
https://sabr.org/.../july-3-1966-braves-pitcher-tony-cloninger-clouts-two-grand-slam
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« Reply #495 on: July 03, 2018, 02:29:17 PM »

Amazing that Cloninger as  a pitcher did something  Ruth,  Gehrig, Joe D   etc etc never did.  But I was there when Tatis hit 2  GS  in an inning off Park a few yrs ago.  Never to be broken--3 GS in an inning?
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« Reply #496 on: July 08, 2018, 09:07:07 AM »

How about Mark Reynolds of the Nats racking up 10 RBI against the Marlins last night? Still two short of Mark Whiten's 12 back in the 90s. No clue who Whiten was playing for then.
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« Reply #497 on: July 08, 2018, 12:29:38 PM »

Mark Whitten was on the Cardinals
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« Reply #498 on: July 08, 2018, 03:31:37 PM »

Amazing  how  some "mediocre"   guys  did stuff  Ruth ,  Joe D,  Mickey, Ted,  never did--like 4  HRs  &  10-12  RBIs.  But  Babe's  1921  HR  stats  --what dominance--no othe  TEAM  had more  than 44 as I recall.
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« Reply #499 on: July 08, 2018, 04:45:30 PM »

Amazing  how  some "mediocre"   guys  did stuff  Ruth ,  Joe D,  Mickey, Ted,  never did--like 4  HRs  &  10-12  RBIs.  But  Babe's  1921  HR  stats  --what dominance--no othe  TEAM  had more  than 44 as I recall.
Now THAT is truly amazing. Babe was truly one of a kind. When you show that kind of dominance over your peers... what else can you say?
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« Reply #500 on: July 08, 2018, 04:50:51 PM »

There is of course a difference between a "one-off" event/statistic, like Cloninger's  grannies or Whiten's RBI's, both of which I vividly recall, which have something of the fluke in them - i.e. stuff happens - e.g Wilhelm's HR in his 1st AB, Culberson's walk-off HR percentage as of a few days back, etc., - and the type of statistics generated by true prowess like Joe D's hitting streak, any one of Babe's HR records, etc.,etc.

Even Al Weiss, Al Gionfriddo, and so many others had their brief moment in the sun.....  
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« Reply #501 on: July 13, 2018, 01:04:49 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." 
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« Reply #502 on: July 13, 2018, 08:42:20 AM »

Game has changed so much. Mantle was boo'ed unmercifully in Yankee Stadium for his high rate of K's. Truth was he only struck out maybe 100-110 times a season in 500+ ABs. For a slugger like Mickey, that number would be remarkably low today!
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« Reply #503 on: July 13, 2018, 09:00:34 AM »

Anyone have any insight on where NYC athletes of the 20s-60s lived in-season around the NY area.

Mantle -- when his family accompanied him, they had a house in River Edge, NJ; solo, he mainly lived in the St. Moritz on Central Park South

Gehrig -- Riverdale section of the Bronx

Berra and Skowron -- Dumont, NJ

Whitey Ford -- Lake Success, LI

Babe Ruth and Billy Martin -- Concourse Plaza, right up the hill from Yankee Stadium

Willie Mays -- Ditmars & 29th in Queens

Bobby Thomson -- Staten Island

Ralph Branca -- continued to live in his hometown of Mt. Vernon, NY

Snider and Reese -- Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Most of the Rangers -- Long Beach, LI



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« Reply #504 on: July 14, 2018, 01:26:13 AM »

Hodges lived around Avenue K close to Flappish Avenue (dats Flatbush to dems dat don't tawk proppa Brooklynese).
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« Reply #505 on: July 14, 2018, 07:39:22 AM »

Hodges lived around Avenue K close to Flappish Avenue (dats Flatbush to dems dat don't tawk proppa Brooklynese).

So ... not that far from Marine Park, which we were talking about earlier.

Wonder where the Dodgers' black players -- Amoros, Campy, Newk lived? Campananella's liquor store was in Harlem, no?
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« Reply #506 on: July 22, 2018, 02:48:24 AM »

Duke Snider lived on an avocado ranch near Los Angeles.  He had been raised in California, as was Ted Williams (San Diego0.  Stan Musial was from Pittsburgh.  Ty Cobb from Georgia.  The South was over represented in the early days of Baseball.  In The 1870s-1890s and into the 1st decade of The 20th Century, Irish players dominated, as they were the rowdy types that started brawls, drank heavily, and were the unsavoury type that might get mixed up in gambling.  The 1890s Baltimore Orioles dynasty was built on mostly Irish players. 
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« Reply #507 on: July 22, 2018, 07:01:12 AM »

You could probably count the college grads playing MLB on one hand back in the old days.
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« Reply #508 on: July 22, 2018, 02:04:40 PM »

Yup, Campy's liquor store was in Harlem.
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« Reply #509 on: July 22, 2018, 04:39:43 PM »

Yup, Campy's liquor store was in Harlem.

Mike, thanks. I was a NY Giants fan in the 50s but I remember how devastated I was on reading about Campy's auto accident in January 1958 that left him paralyzed. Was driving home to Glen Cove at night in his 1957 Chevy. Cops estimated he was only going 30 mph when he hit an ice patch, a telephone pole and the sedan turned over. Hit me hard as a 14 year old; probably the first time I dealt with a sports hero tragedy like that.

The fact that he was a major star (and had been for years) and was driving a Bel Air is very revealing about how ballplayer's circumstances have changed. A star player like Campy in a low-end sedan?
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