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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2017, 05:17:00 PM »

That  explains it-- thanx Joe.
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2017, 05:22:55 PM »

Luke Easter--wow--but he laid an egg Grin Grin Grin in Cleveland.

tricky -like Mantle 1st HR in the Dome.

Another tricky one-now outdated.    The team to play in  Rose Bowl the most?  For yrs the ans was  Cal Tech--unti UCLA  moved there 20+  yrs ago.

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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2017, 06:01:02 PM »

Luke Easter--wow--but he laid an egg Grin Grin Grin in Cleveland.

tricky -like Mantle 1st HR in the Dome.

Another tricky one-now outdated.    The team to play in  Rose Bowl the most?  For yrs the ans was  Cal Tech--unti UCLA  moved there 20+  yrs ago.

I would say Luke Easter was a "Good Egg" for The Indians, hitting homers over 30 once and in the high 20s twice, and knocking in over 100 runs (RBIs) in his first 2 years wth the team.  playing full time for them, starting at 34 years old.  Like Monty irvin, Satchel Paige, and many more African-American players, who came to The Majors at the end of The 1940s/start of 1950s, he had spent the majority of his career in The Negro Leagues.
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2017, 07:35:15 PM »

That's my recollection of Easter with the Tribe. VERY good hitter.

Luke is the only player who I personally saw be the victim of racism on the field. He was playing 1B for the Rochester Red Wings of the International League. Had to be 1956 or 57 in Richmond, Va. I was a young teen sitting in the box seats near 1B. Several racists were "on" Luke the entire game calling him every derogatory racial name in the book. Nobody did anything about their behavior. Of course, these guys were drunk. Easter had the biggest chest and shoulders I ever saw in baseball. A massive guy.

He was murdered in the late 70s in Cleveland in an armed robbery.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2017, 10:44:49 PM »

Wally  Post  just  drifted  into my mind.

Joe--what memorable feat?  1st  HR  in Dodger  Stadium?   Something like that.  I'll  wait before i  search Google.
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2017, 11:18:08 PM »

Thanx  Robb-could not  resist  putting  Easter and  egg in same  sentence. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2017, 08:15:32 AM »

Wally  Post  just  drifted  into my mind.

Joe--what memorable feat?  1st  HR  in Dodger  Stadium?   Something like that.  I'll  wait before i  search Google.

Doctor, you lost me. What post was I talking about memorable feat in?
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2017, 12:40:58 PM »

Joe-sorry. His name  was Wally  Post--OF Reds.  You know him.

He did something like 1st HR in Dodger Stadium.
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »

 Sure. That Reds OF of the mid-50s could bomb away. Wally Post, Jim Greengrass and Gus Bell.  Then, there was 1B Big Klu, Bailey the catcher. Johnny Temple and Roy McMillan not so much, though Temple hit for average.
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2017, 02:22:07 PM »

Sure. That Reds OF of the mid-50s could bomb away. Wally Post, Jim Greengrass and Gus Bell.  Then, there was 1B Big Klu, Bailey the catcher. Johnny Temple and Roy McMillan not so much, though Temple hit for average.

Crosley Field was a little crackerbox.  That's why Post, Kluzewski and Gus Bell had so many homers.  When Post moved to The Phillies, he only hit in the low 20s, instead of around 40, like with The Redlegs.  Post was with The phillies when he hit that HR in Dodger Stadium or The Coleseum.
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2017, 03:48:38 PM »

Amen to that crackerbox comment on Crosley. Although think Kluszewski woulda got his share anywhere.

When I was mentally going over the players on that teaM, I think I got all the starting position guys but 3B. Anyone recall who played there?
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2017, 05:00:17 PM »

Hoak, Jablonski? Freese? I  Wont cheat --give someone a chance.

Reds changed All Star voting--member wen had  Pinson too-almost whole team.
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2017, 05:01:53 PM »

3B Willie "Puddin head" Jones was with that club for a year or two, albeit a bit later (Circa '59-60).
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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2017, 05:04:55 PM »

One year, the Reds "facilitated" All-Star voting when the fans had the vote - soon to be taken away for many moons - and all 8 NL starters were Reds until the NL President (Harridge?) or Commissioner (Frick?) stepped in an mandated Stash as A-S 1B.
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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2017, 05:08:20 PM »

Warren Giles--Harridge was AL.
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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2017, 05:49:02 PM »

What AAA  team was in Atlanta  before  the Braves  moved  there about 1965?

Not sure.
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« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2017, 05:49:39 PM »

What AAA  team was in Atlanta  before  the Braves  moved  there about 1965?

Not sure.
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« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2017, 05:51:50 PM »

Sorry-- can one delete  a duplicated  post?
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« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2017, 07:10:37 PM »

Sorry-- can one delete  a duplicated  post?

Think only mods can do that! Could be wrong.
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« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2017, 07:12:43 PM »

Hoak, Jablonski? Freese? I  Wont cheat --give someone a chance.

Reds changed All Star voting--member wen had  Pinson too-almost whole team.

Think you're right, Dr., i.e., mid-50s Reds 3B was sorta "played by committee." Like the '59 White Sox World Series team. Solid regulars everywhere but third.
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« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »

Does this imply you're not a fervent Sammy Esposito fan?  Billy Goodman perhaps? 
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« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2017, 09:05:35 PM »

3B Willie "Puddin head" Jones was with that club for a year or two, albeit a bit later (Circa '59-60).
Jones was never The Reds' regular 3rd baseman.  Only regular with The Phillies.  Don Hoak was The Reds' regular 3rd Baseman during the crazy 1957 season, when The NL let the fans choose the all stars, and The Reds "won" 7 of the 9 NL starting positions.  What a farce that was!  Hoak beat out Eddie Matthews and Ken Boyer!

Didn't Pittsburgh trade Gene Freese to Cincy in the trade for Don Hoak?  It seems like Pittsburgh and Cincinnatti were trading partners wedded to each other in the 1950s and '60s, just like Cleveland and The White Sox were.
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« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2017, 09:44:01 PM »

What AAA  team was in Atlanta  before  the Braves  moved  there about 1965?
Not sure.

The Braves moved to Atlanta for the 1966 season.  Wasn't The Atlanta Southern Association team called "The Crackers"?   Cheesy  Or, am I just a reverse racist?
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« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »

Right--Freese for Hoak  rings a bell.  Hoak  on  1960 Pirates  of course.

Think  it was  Crackers.   Very interesting --Cracker only  recently -20-30yrs-  became a racist term.   Because  why would the  Atlanta Negro team have  been called the  Crackers? 

Doubt blacks would adopt a (then)  racist nickname.

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« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2017, 10:27:37 PM »

Does this imply you're not a fervent Sammy Esposito fan?  Billy Goodman perhaps? 

Whoever the Sox plugged in at thrd in '59 stood out like a sore thumb literally next to Fox and Apariciio in the middle infield. Plus, the Sox had to scramle to create runs and guys like Freese, Esposito and Goodman (was he there at the end of his ccareer?) didn't help offensively at all. Mighta won it all if they had a power bat at third.
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« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2017, 10:34:13 PM »

Bubba  Phillips  played  3b  the  most,  as i recall.

Post was  1st HR  in Dodger St, who in Coliseum?

Anyone recall TWO  All Star games?--about  3 yrs in late 50s.
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« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2017, 10:43:35 PM »

Right--Freese for Hoak  rings a bell.  Hoak  on  1960 Pirates  of course.

Think  it was  Crackers.   Very interesting --Cracker only  recently -20-30yrs-  became a racist term.   Because  why would the  Atlanta Negro team have  been called the  Crackers?  
Doubt blacks would adopt a (then)  racist nickname.
Are you sure you don't have the names mixed up?  I was referring to The Southern Association and American Association Atlanta AA and AAA Caucasian team, which was The Braves' main farm team before they moved to Atlanta.  I seem to remember the Atlanta Negro American League team having a slightly different name.  The Atlanta Negro League team was called "The Black Crackers".  Blacks have been calling White racists "Crackers" for over 150 years.  I heard that way back in the 1940s.  It was a derogatory name for rural, uneducated poor Whites.  They both played in the same stadium (Ponce De Leon Stadium).
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« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2017, 10:49:40 PM »

I own  a  memorabilia figurine of Negro league  player--"Crackers" emblazoned  across the chest.

Have to  check dates--think  1956  on  base of figure.
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« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2017, 10:54:42 PM »

Does this imply you're not a fervent Sammy Esposito fan?  Billy Goodman perhaps? 

Whoever the Sox plugged in at third in '59 stood out like a sore thumb literally next to Fox and Apariciio in the middle infield. Plus, the Sox had to scramble to create runs and guys like Freese, Esposito and Goodman (was he there at the end of his career?) didn't help offensively at all. Mighta won it all if they had a power bat at third.
Billy Goodman was still a pretty decent hitter his first few years with The Sox.  So was Gene Freese.  They used outfielder, Al Smith at third a couple years.  He was a very good hitter, but not a good 3rd baseman.
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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2017, 10:56:48 PM »

Robb--nice article  in Wiki.

Atlanta Black Crackers existed from 1920 to  early 50s.   Strange  name,huh?
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