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JoeC
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« on: July 01, 2021, 07:09:29 PM »

I recall watching this on TV as an 11 year old.

- Check out the cheap chain link fence in Center Field at County Stadium (around the 30 second mark with Mantle's HR).

- Boy did Robin Roberts have a smooth, effortless delivery. No wonder he threw so many innings in his long career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6iJJcXvyw
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 12:58:52 PM »

That was fun. My takeaway: The remarkable transition, and not necessarily for the better, between both the vocabulary utilized and the diction of sports commentators back in the day and those active now (recognizing that the video voiceover may have been done by a voiceover specialist not considered a sports commentator).  I think Roberts, as good as he was, was also known for giving up more than his share of HR's.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 01:57:01 PM »

That was fun. My takeaway: The remarkable transition, and not necessarily for the better, between both the vocabulary utilized and the diction of sports commentators back in the day and those active now (recognizing that the video voiceover may have been done by a voiceover specialist not considered a sports commentator).  I think Roberts, as good as he was, was also known for giving up more than his share of HR's.
Roberts was indeed a HR machine. He did have a knack for limiting many of them to solo home runs. Guess he would bear down harder with men on base. Also, he rarely walked batters. At the plate, he was a pretty good hitter himself.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 07:45:37 PM »

Preacher  Roe told me once he gave up 6 HRs.  All solo.Dodgers won 8-6.

He kept yelling to Snider--"Play higher."
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2021, 11:53:22 AM »

Play higher!  Grin
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