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« Reply #270 on: May 03, 2018, 10:59:23 PM »

Dont forget  Willie  D's  terrible play   in CF.  Roosevelt  Hi BTW.
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« Reply #271 on: May 04, 2018, 08:50:53 AM »

Interesting too that F Robby won the Triple Crown in 1966 and Yaz (Bridgehampton HS) won it the very next year. Took another 45 years for Cabrera to get his!
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« Reply #272 on: May 04, 2018, 11:03:06 AM »

Yaz  302  BA  must have been lowest ever  for 3  Crown.

BTW,who did Cincy get for Robby? Pappas?
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« Reply #273 on: May 04, 2018, 12:13:19 PM »

Yup - Pappas and some non-entities. The epitome of a lopsided trade.
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« Reply #274 on: May 04, 2018, 12:58:21 PM »

O's probably threw in a bag of balls. Reds were not the first organization to tire of Frank. One of the greatest players of all time in my estimation but ... rubbed most people (bosses, peers and underlings) wrong. Personally, I liked his style when he was the Nats manager but, I was an exception in the fan base. Old school guy -- no music in the clubhouse, short with the beat writers, fined players, etc.

Seriously, Reds also got P Jack Baldschun and OF Dick Simpson. Baldschun went 1-5 with a high ERA in his two yrs with the Reds. Simpson was a deep bench guy in his two yrs with the Reds -- roughly got less than 90 AB a year and a .240 hitter. Pappas was 30-29 in three yrs with the Reds but had a couple real good years for the Cubs in the early 70s. Won 17 in one of those Wrigley years.
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« Reply #275 on: May 05, 2018, 11:07:13 PM »

Reminds  me  of  Lou Brock  for  Ernie  Broglio, and  Ryan   for  Fregosi.
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« Reply #276 on: March 01, 2019, 01:31:14 PM »

Read an article on one man's opinion of the 5 greatest ballplayers who grew up (through at least high school) in New York City. I'll provide their high school, you try for the name.

1. HS of Commerce (in Manhattan)
2. James Monroe (Bronx)
3. Aviation Tech (Manhattan) though lived in Queens
4. Lafayette HS (Brooklyn)
5. George Washington HS (Manhattan)



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« Reply #277 on: March 01, 2019, 07:15:21 PM »

2. Monroe: Ed Kranepool  Grin I know,not the answer you're looking for. Hank Greenberg
4. Lafayette: Sandy Koufax
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« Reply #278 on: March 01, 2019, 09:08:07 PM »

2. Monroe: Ed Kranepool  Grin I know,not the answer you're looking for. Hank Greenberg
4. Lafayette: Sandy Koufax
Both correct answers (Greenberg and Koufax). Didn't remember Kranepool was also from Monroe.

So many great city-grown ballplayers not in this top 5.

Like: Rocky Colavito and Ben Oglivie (Roosevelt), Bobby Bonilla (Lehman), Tommy Davis (Boys High), Frankie Frisch (Fordham Prep), Sid Gordon and Willie Randolph (Tilden), Waite Hoyt (Erasmus Hall), Eddie Lopat (DeWitt Clinton), Frank Malzone (Gompers), Rico Petrocelli (Sheepshead Bay), Manny Ramirez (George Washington), Phil Rizzuto (Richmond Hill), Bobby Thomson (Curtis), Joe Torre (St. Francis Prep), Eddie Yost (John Adams),Turk Lown (Brooklyn Tech), John Franco (Lafayette), John Candelaria (LaSalle Academy), and many more.
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« Reply #279 on: March 02, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »

Joe,

Great list. I was aware of a few but not most. My dad graduated Boys High, many decades before Tommy Davis.  Outside Erasmus, my friends and I had light bulbs thrown at our heads after attending a local movie. Ah, sweet memories..... 
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« Reply #280 on: March 02, 2019, 04:39:57 PM »

Let me throw out a clue for the three unidentified players. Mike correctly answered #2 and #4 (Greenberg and Koufax).

#1. When you think of a New York City born and raised position player in NYY pinstripes, who comes to mind?

#3. Another Yankee. This time a great pitcher. (AS much as I admired him, I might quibble with how high he is on this list but ... maybe not).

#5. 7x batting champion.

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« Reply #281 on: March 02, 2019, 04:59:30 PM »

Let me throw out a clue for the three unidentified players. Mike correctly answered #2 and #4 (Greenberg and Koufax).

#1. When you think of a New York City born and raised position player in NYY pinstripes, who comes to mind?

#3. Another Yankee. This time a great pitcher. (AS much as I admired him, I might quibble with how high he is on this list but ... maybe not).

#5. 7x batting champion.
#5 - Rod Carew?
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« Reply #282 on: March 02, 2019, 05:40:37 PM »

Robb, that is correct. I always had thought of Rod as a Panamanian who came directly from Panama to the States to play ball. Apparently, he arrived in NYC just in time to start high school.
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« Reply #283 on: March 02, 2019, 06:58:24 PM »

Robb, that is correct. I always had thought of Rod as a Panamanian who came directly from Panama to the States to play ball. Apparently, he arrived in NYC just in time to start high school.
Not only that, but his parents had resided inside The Canal Zone, so they may have already been US citizens, or, at least eligible to immigrate to USA.
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« Reply #284 on: March 02, 2019, 09:04:36 PM »

3-Bob Grim

Tony gwynn
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« Reply #285 on: March 02, 2019, 10:19:46 PM »

3. Whitey Ford?
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