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JoeC
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« on: October 31, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »

Just missed playing in Brooklyn for the Dodgers. Came up with the LA Dodgers in September of 1958. Also, the only major league player ever to represent both Canadian franchises in an All-Star game. Was 81 years old. One of many USC alums who made it quickly to the majors.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 12:45:44 PM »

Sorry I missed him in Brooklyn. He turned out to be a solid major league player. RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 02:02:18 PM »

Fairly was also a longtime broadcaster, and widely considered to be an all around "good guy".
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 09:33:00 PM »

Unathletic looking-short, stocky,slow  but could hit.  Long time Mariner announcer.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 08:01:25 PM »

Speaking of forgotten great players, how come no one ever talks about Vada Pinson?  In his earlier years, he was a superb hitter.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 08:13:18 PM »

Speaking of forgotten great players, how come no one ever talks about Vada Pinson?  In his earlier years, he was a superb hitter.
Mike, you're so right. Vada had it all. A true 5 tool player (before that term came into being). Speed might've been his best tool -- both in the OF and as a baserunner. He always took an extra base, usually with ease. A stroke got him at age 59, much too young.

1963 might've been his best year -- led the NL with hits (204) and triples (14), hit 23 HRs with 106 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. .313 batting average.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 10:36:58 PM »

No  one  can pronounce is name.
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