Thread: Heros, Faves, and Legends.....Photos

alloak41 - 10/20/2014 at 03:33 PM

Please feel free to add to the collection...





James Rodney Richard and Nolan Ryan - Half of a great Astros starting rotation, 1980.

Richard would be struck down by a career ending stroke later that season. He was 10-4, 1.90 at the time.

[Edited on 11/15/2014 by alloak41]


MartinD28 - 10/20/2014 at 04:20 PM

I don't have heroes...just don't believe in that. There are people that I admire. For example - I would include someone like Jonas Salk, as he did much good for society.

As far as favorites, we could start with the Allman Brothers Band.


Sang - 10/20/2014 at 04:36 PM


alloak41 - 10/20/2014 at 05:55 PM

Great shot!! Some poor hitter is about to get dirty.


piacere - 10/20/2014 at 06:08 PM

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4-seam splitter. Nasty pitch. The dude was a beast.


gondicar - 10/20/2014 at 06:09 PM



Even before this moment, as a Little League catcher this was my guy. I always wore #27 whenever I could.

EDIT: alloak, too bad those two didn't get more time to anchor a staff together, tragic what happened to JR Richard. Those uniforms, on the other hand, couldn't go away soon enough.





[Edited on 10/20/2014 by gondicar]


alloak41 - 10/20/2014 at 06:36 PM

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Even before this moment, as a Little League catcher this was my guy. I always wore #27 whenever I could.

EDIT: alloak, too bad those two didn't get more time to anchor a staff together, tragic what happened to JR Richard. Those uniforms, on the other hand, couldn't go away soon enough.


It's a little ironic who's standing off to Carlton's right in that photo. At that time, many felt that Fisk was just as good or better than Bench, but didn't get the notoriety for whatever reason.

I was at Opening Day 1975 and nobody could believe those uniforms, but they actually grew on me through the years they wore them. JR might have been the best pitcher in the league when he was felled. Such a tragic loss.


gondicar - 10/20/2014 at 06:53 PM

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Even before this moment, as a Little League catcher this was my guy. I always wore #27 whenever I could.

EDIT: alloak, too bad those two didn't get more time to anchor a staff together, tragic what happened to JR Richard. Those uniforms, on the other hand, couldn't go away soon enough.


It's a little ironic who's standing off to Carlton's right in that photo. At that time, many felt that Fisk was just as good or better than Bench, but didn't get the notoriety for whatever reason.

I was at Opening Day 1975 and nobody could believe those uniforms, but they actually grew on me through the years they wore them. JR might have been the best pitcher in the league when he was felled. Such a tragic loss.


Bench is actually to Fisk's left in the pic...sorry, just couldn't let a post of yours go by without correcting something.

As for which was better, I am too emotionally attached to Fisk to form an objective opinion on that.


alloak41 - 10/20/2014 at 07:30 PM

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Even before this moment, as a Little League catcher this was my guy. I always wore #27 whenever I could.

EDIT: alloak, too bad those two didn't get more time to anchor a staff together, tragic what happened to JR Richard. Those uniforms, on the other hand, couldn't go away soon enough.


It's a little ironic who's standing off to Carlton's right in that photo. At that time, many felt that Fisk was just as good or better than Bench, but didn't get the notoriety for whatever reason.

I was at Opening Day 1975 and nobody could believe those uniforms, but they actually grew on me through the years they wore them. JR might have been the best pitcher in the league when he was felled. Such a tragic loss.


Bench is actually to Fisk's left in the pic...sorry, just couldn't let a post of yours go by without correcting something.

As for which was better, I am too emotionally attached to Fisk to form an objective opinion on that.


1) That's funny. I love it.

2) Their stats are amazingly similar...

AVG HR RBI
Fisk .269 376 1,330
Bench .267 389 1,376


BIGV - 10/20/2014 at 07:39 PM



Not really a "hero"...but I grew up an Expos fan and thought Gary Carter was the man. I went to College in Fullerton, Ca....Gary went to Sunny Hills H.S. also in Fullerton. A Gym rat all through school, Basketball was my first love, played in so many Rec. centers and leagues after College, meeting Pro Athletes just happened. So, I am @ CSUF one Sat morning playing in a pick-up game with Coaches and current players, standing on the floor deciding who is going to guard who, when one of my team mates walks over and says to me: "YOU, ....guard Gary" I look up and there he is, Gary Carter. We shake hands, exchange names and someone yells.."Ball-in"! and the game begins. He played hoops like a football player, trying to deny me the ball, sprinting all over the court, using his lower body to the full max to attempt to box me out when a rebound was there to be had... A real warrior. So the game ends and a hour or so later we are both sitting on the floor, backs against a wall waiting to play again when I strike up a conversation about some of his fellow Expo players. Nice guy, we talked for about 20 minutes about Dawson, Valentine & Raines and then found ourselves back out on the floor going at it again.....Very sweet sports moment.


Rusty - 10/20/2014 at 10:42 PM

Not big enough ... too slow ... too white. Enough to make be believe that I could play football!


BoytonBrother - 10/20/2014 at 10:54 PM

I oppose any friendly thread in the WP that doesn't involve a left versus right argument. This should NOT be tolerated, and I am outraged!!! That being said, here are mine.












2112 - 10/20/2014 at 11:28 PM

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Please feel free to add to the collection...





James Rodney Richard and Nolan Ryan - Half of a great Astros starting rotation, 1980.

Richard would be struck down by a career ending stroke later that season. He was 10-4, 1.90 at the time.


Nolan Ryan was so amazing. The fact that he threw 7 no hitters, including 2 in his 40s, is truly inspiring inspiring. I was lucky enough to see no-hitter #6, and it was something I'll never forget.


alloak41 - 10/21/2014 at 04:14 AM

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Not big enough ... too slow ... too white. Enough to make be believe that I could play football!



The elusive Freddy B. Tremendous competitor. What a stable of receivers Oakland had in those days! Cliff Branch, a burner on the other side and Dave Casper at TE. Mike Siani backing the wideouts and Ray Chester backing up Casper.


alloak41 - 10/21/2014 at 01:23 PM

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Vernon Perry (32) celebrates his amazing four interception game in the 1979 playoffs at San Diego with Kenny Burrough (00) and Robert Brazile (52)......The Oilers won 17-14.


alloak41 - 10/22/2014 at 01:01 PM




Willie Howard Mays

Still the greatest baseball player ever IMO.


alloak41 - 10/23/2014 at 01:26 PM


geordielad - 10/23/2014 at 08:56 PM

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[Edited on 10/23/2014 by geordielad]


rmack - 10/23/2014 at 11:28 PM

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Willie Howard Mays

Still the greatest baseball player ever IMO.


Agreed completely. 660 home runs playing in the Polo Grounds and blasting through the fog and winds of Candlestick Park. Some of the coldest, most blustery nights I have ever spent were summer eves in Candlestick. Bone-chilling, swirling, icy winds off the Pacific. If Mays had played in Denver he'd have hit 800 homers. And field, run, throw, great teammate...the greatest.


cubchubby - 10/24/2014 at 11:41 AM

My favorite baseball player was Dick Allen. Here he is on the cover of Sports Illustrated juggling baseballs with a cigarette in his mouth. I liked those red White Sox uniforms at the time. That team also had Walt "No Neck" Williams who was another favorite.




alloak41 - 10/24/2014 at 01:48 PM




Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer


Stephen - 10/24/2014 at 02:34 PM

The bomb the bomb -- great photo/post of/about Willie, among Aaron, FRobinson, Yaz, McCovey etc from that era, Willie gets the nod over Mantle (injured too often unfrtuntly) -- if he's there 2nite how can the Giants lose w/the Sey Hey Kid acknowledging/cheering on the crowd -- if his godson Barry Bonds is there he should get the same (don't recall his reception in 2010 or 12), he too is one of the greatest -- he & Charlie Hustle...

& that SI photo of Dick "no wait it's Richie" Allen (it's Richie on his White Sox card) -- & Arnie & Ben Hogan w/Arnie's Army in bckgrnd -- :NICEthanx:

[Edited on 10/24/2014 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 10/24/2014 at 03:25 PM




Probably the greatest eligible player not in the Hall of Fame.


cubchubby - 10/24/2014 at 08:11 PM

I miss how Walter Payton used to leap into the end zone over the line. He used to score like that all the time. It's a lost art ..


alloak41 - 10/25/2014 at 01:40 PM




Coach Bryant.



323-85-17 (.780)

14 SEC Championships

6 National Championships


alloak41 - 10/26/2014 at 01:37 PM




Dale Murphy #3


398 HR

2-time NL MVP

7-time NL All-Star

5 Gold Gloves


Rusty - 10/26/2014 at 02:14 PM

Paul "Bear" Bryant is both legend and folklore, not only in the state of Alabama - but throughout America. He has inspired so many people in so many fields and endeavors beyond football.

In Alabama he has transcended mere Sainthood. It's a fair statement.

I actually stood within four feet of him on two occasions, but the story I most often relate pertains to his funeral. The procession was so long - so many cars and vehicles that it was noted in the local paper, "at the time the first cars of the procession were arriving at Elmwood Cemetery (in Birmingham) - the last cars were just pulling out of the service in Tuscaloosa (65 miles away)."

If this was an exaggeration, it was only a slight one. I watched from an interstate overpass near Birmingham's Legion Field. If the interstate system hadn't been legally shut down it had been overtaken. Cars passed for hours and hours with their headlights on. In was a sad day on the state of Alabama.


fanfrom-71 - 10/26/2014 at 02:57 PM

Two of my heroes...



alloak41 - 10/27/2014 at 02:12 PM




Tom Seaver #41


alloak41 - 10/28/2014 at 01:25 PM




Dick Post (22) and Lance Alworth (19)


alloak41 - 10/29/2014 at 12:54 PM




Ken Stabler warms up in the Astrodome.


Stephen - 10/29/2014 at 02:54 PM

great ones alloak! -- don't kno my hats but always thought the Bear wore a hounsdstooth hat -- that could b 1, didn't look like it at 1st


alloak41 - 10/30/2014 at 01:53 PM




Robert Newhouse #44

This is a typical Robert Newhouse photo IMO, as appears to be fighting for every extra yard possible. He was that type of player. When I think of Newhouse, I think of the one I first saw in college playing for University of Houston. He was a solid pro, but in college he was something else.

Houston ran the Veer with Robert as the trailing pitch back, but they also ran a lot of dives and counters. Newhouse would break through the line and carry tacklers on his back into the secondary. It usually took three or four guys to get him on the ground. He gained 1,797 yards as a Senior and almost won the Heisman.


alloak41 - 10/31/2014 at 02:02 PM




Jack Clark


Rusty - 10/31/2014 at 03:21 PM

quote:
great ones alloak! -- don't kno my hats but always thought the Bear wore a hounsdstooth hat -- that could b 1, didn't look like it at 1st


There was a funny story in the Birmingham News about 2 years ago - an interview with Coach Bryant's personal haberdasher at the time. The guy says that he found (or made - I forget) the original houndstooth hat for Bryant as part of an ensemble (jacket, pants etc). Bryant liked the hat so much that he started wearing it with everything! The guy told of how he had to approach the coach and explain to him that the pattern clashed with the various stripes, plaids and other colors the coach liked to wear. Bear Bryant is known for the houndstooth hat, but he did (eventually) wear other patterns.


alloak41 - 11/1/2014 at 01:08 PM




Walt Frazier


alloak41 - 11/2/2014 at 12:51 PM




Archie Manning #8


alloak41 - 11/3/2014 at 03:42 PM




Dick Butkus


Stephen - 11/3/2014 at 04:03 PM

Rock on bro -- Dick Butkus, mayb a more ferocious midway monster than even Bronko Nagurski -- what a team, w/him & Gale Sayres

& Clyde -- b4 there was Clyde the Glide Drexler there was Walt "Clyde" Frazier (I hatedim ) -- same thing Peyton & Eli -- Archie was just as good, esp in college (Brady won big over Peyton Sunday)



[Edited on 11/3/2014 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 11/4/2014 at 02:51 PM




A.J. Foyt


alloak41 - 11/5/2014 at 03:46 PM




Joe Torre #9


alloak41 - 11/6/2014 at 02:59 PM




Robert Brazile


alloak41 - 11/7/2014 at 01:55 PM




Vida Blue


BIGV - 11/7/2014 at 06:08 PM

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Archie Manning #8


Archie is the Man!




gondicar - 11/7/2014 at 06:39 PM










BIGV - 11/8/2014 at 05:51 AM


alloak41 - 11/8/2014 at 02:48 PM




Lou Piniella -- Original Kansas City Royals Leftfielder

1969 AL Rookie of the Year

.291 Lifetime BA


alloak41 - 11/9/2014 at 02:22 PM




Miller Farr (20) and Don Maynard (13)


alloak41 - 11/10/2014 at 01:47 PM




George Gervin #44

26.2 Career PPG


alloak41 - 11/11/2014 at 01:33 PM




Charlie Joiner


gondicar - 11/11/2014 at 01:56 PM



In honor of Veteran's Day. Thank you to veterans here, there and everywhere for preserving our American way of life which, among many other much more important things, allows us to blow off steam arguing politics, sports, etc. on our favorite band's website.



alloak41 - 11/11/2014 at 08:08 PM

Pat Tillman. Good call.


jszfunk - 11/12/2014 at 12:30 AM

I admire my grandmother. A good christian woman and a beautiful person. I always think when I have tough times in my life or things arent going good..how would my grandma handle it?
A great role model for me , and I always try and reach to that level.


alloak41 - 11/12/2014 at 02:54 PM




Bob Uecker


Stephen - 11/12/2014 at 03:24 PM

Cool cool cool -- tried cutting & pasting a photo of my old hero Rocky Colavito, am useless around computers tho
Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson 1 time rode a mule (CharlieO ) -- around the field when he played in KC -- bareback too, & he was bucking & everything -- 1 of Charlie Finley's brainstorms - 4 some reason that's what the Uek pic reminds me of -- it's a great one, he's hanging on for dear life w/a death grip around CharlieO's neck & stuff
Great ones, thanks alloak41!

[Edited on 11/12/2014 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 11/13/2014 at 01:04 PM




Rocky Colavito

374 Career HR


Stephen - 11/13/2014 at 11:30 PM

I Loved Rocky!
1 complaint tho alloak
u come up short bro
...He Ain't In His Indians Uniform!

Rocky was all the **** in Cleve -- then he was traded to Det. for Harvey Kuenn (59 mayb?) -- longtime bradcaster Ken Coleman in his book recalled the big furor/uproar among fans, who called into radio stations protesting etc
but that was Rocky -- sorta had that Tony C charisma
but he did come back to Cleveland & that's when I remember him -- he & DaddyWags (Leon Wagner), great 1-2 punch -- 3B Max Alvis, Yankee killer/1B Fred Whitfield ec...

so thanks man -- but next time, in Cleve uni, 2nd stint please...

Guessing yagotta have a PhotoBucket account of some sort to post photos?
I kno I kno -- "No Stephen you gotta join the 21st century..."(hehe) -- or at least learn computer basics "lol"

Gotta mention Lou too -- the lucky **** er, he stuck out his glove blinded by the sun in RF Oct 1978 -- & caught the ball hehe -- the pics rock bro

[Edited on 11/13/2014 by Stephen]


fanfrom-71 - 11/13/2014 at 11:45 PM


You mean...this mule?




alloak41 - 11/14/2014 at 12:07 AM



Rocky Colavito #21

Cleveland Indians


becksbolero - 11/14/2014 at 03:26 AM

over 45 years since he last played and rocky's still the man in cleveland. and you can't talk of rocky without a nod to herb score


best friends to the end


alloak41 - 11/14/2014 at 06:13 AM




Cesar Cedeno- CF, Jose Cruz- LF, Bob Watson- 1B, Terry Puhl- RF, Enos Cabell- 3B, Art Howe- 2B


piacere - 11/14/2014 at 05:28 PM

yo, jszfunk

though an Indy fan and thus, you must pay the price of inviting the Patriots to your humble environ Sunday night by getting your lunch handed to you, absolutely awesome that you posted your grandmother.

very cool, my man.

and with Stephen that I'm somewhat technologically stunted and still not with the program, otherwise I'd post pics of Secreteriat, Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali.


Stephen - 11/14/2014 at 08:51 PM

You guys RAWK -- straight up/hands down fo sure --
that's the one fanfrom71 -- it's in his autobiography from 1970 or so too -- way cool -- the Hawk in 1968 became almost as popular as Yaz was in 67 -- had a great year in an othrwise n/g season, was colorful, wore the Nehru suits, hung out w/Derek Sanderson/Joe Namath, drove the decked-out dune buggy etc -- there was even a song (I think) on the radio about the Hawk

it was a pissah the day he was traded to Indians April 69 -- shah-kah -- fans picketed Fenway in protest, w/placards & stuff -- he was pissed & retired for a few days, but was talked back -- ya the Hawk was all the **** in 68 for the Sawx

Yep that's Rocky in all his glory -- he looks cooler in his Tribe uni no doubt about it
becksbolero -- awesome -- then & now -- in his 1st stint w/Tribe -- it rips b
I hear ya bro (piacere) -- I'll learn how sometime too -- can't top this stuff tho, awesome
good weekend


gondicar - 11/14/2014 at 09:02 PM


Stephen - 11/14/2014 at 09:14 PM

He & Leon Gray -- they were formidable -- many of those teams were -- Randy Vataha


alloak41 - 11/15/2014 at 01:27 PM


alloak41 - 11/16/2014 at 02:12 PM




Denny McLain


Rusty - 11/16/2014 at 02:20 PM

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One of the three Hannah boys that played for the Bear at Alabama! Also a great wrestler - and could have probably made the Olympics as a shot-putter if that had been his goal.


WharfRat - 11/16/2014 at 03:31 PM

Sports..

Nolan!


Donnie Baseball


Jack Lambert


And TB!


From history..
Patton.. Ol Blood and Guts


And Maj Dick Winters ( if you dont know about him look him up! )


Musically, far too many, but one stands out for me.



[Edited on 11/16/2014 by WharfRat]

[Edited on 11/16/2014 by WharfRat]


alloak41 - 11/17/2014 at 02:19 PM




Lee Roy Jordan


Rusty - 11/17/2014 at 02:24 PM

^^^ Lee Roy Jordan - another Bear Bryant pupil!


alloak41 - 11/17/2014 at 02:32 PM

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^^^ Lee Roy Jordan - another Bear Bryant pupil!


I think he's quoted as saying Jordan is the best football player he ever coached. Is that correct?


Rusty - 11/17/2014 at 02:50 PM

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quote:
^^^ Lee Roy Jordan - another Bear Bryant pupil!


I think he's quoted as saying Jordan is the best football player he ever coached. Is that correct?


I'm not sure about that quote, but I have it on real good authority that in Bryant's final years - as his attention span was decreasing - during tough games, when the defense was getting pounded, he'd shout, "PUT LEE ROY IN THERE!"

EDIT: I think Bear did say Lee Roy was the best - but he used superlatives to describe others similarly: "Joe Namath - the best athlete I ever coached ... . He did once ay about Lee Roy, "if the running back stays within the two sidelines - Lee Roy will get him!".

[Edited on 11/20/2014 by Rusty]


alloak41 - 11/18/2014 at 02:17 PM




Earl Campbell


alloak41 - 11/19/2014 at 02:54 PM



Thurman Munson

.292 Career BA
7-time AL All-Star
AL Rookie of the Year- 1970
3 Gold Gloves


alloak41 - 11/20/2014 at 03:24 PM



Dan Reeves #30


Bill_Graham - 11/20/2014 at 04:03 PM

Bought this off of ebay this past week and hope to get Warren to sign it someday



[Edited on 11/20/2014 by Bill_Graham]


Bill_Graham - 11/20/2014 at 04:10 PM

The reason I became a Laker fan in my youth



and a Yankee fan



and a Packer fan






IPowrie - 11/20/2014 at 05:45 PM

Just some favorites














[Edited on 11/20/2014 by IPowrie]

[Edited on 11/20/2014 by IPowrie]


alloak41 - 11/21/2014 at 05:24 PM



Warren Spahn getting loose at the Polo Grounds.


fanfrom-71 - 11/21/2014 at 06:26 PM



alloak41 - 11/23/2014 at 03:31 PM



Floyd Little

6,323 Career Rushing Yards
54 TD's


Stephen - 11/23/2014 at 10:54 PM

Awesome -- that shot of Barry Sanders shows why he was so good -- speed, great cutting ability -- he was one of the best

& Floyd Little -- Broncos star from the AFL days -- great photo of an underrated RB -- AFL runners like him, Buffalo's Cookie Gilchrist & the Boston Patriots Jim Nance -- they were good players

& Spahnie -- the greatest lefty of them all


alloak41 - 11/24/2014 at 02:33 PM



Sam McDowell

141-134, 3.15
2,453 K's


Stephen - 11/24/2014 at 03:56 PM

Thanks man -- as an Indians fan growing up, Sudden Sam was the man, & this is an esp. good shot of the flame-throwing lefty -- among the Ted Abernathys, Bob Tiefenaurs, Dick Donovans, Jack Kralicks & other Indians hurlers of then, Sudden Sam stood out like the smoke curling off his fastball


BIGV - 11/24/2014 at 06:51 PM


BIGV - 11/24/2014 at 07:56 PM



First caught Steve at the Boarding house in S.F. probably around 1973. He had brown hair, wore jeans and a white jacket...Moved to Fullerton to attend College and drove up to L.A./O.C. to see him every time he performed in these areas...I can remember opening acts, fellow magician/card trickster Ricky Jay and the band, "Liberty" ...Still my comedy hero.

The Roxy
The Troubador
The Dorothy Chandler pavilion
The Anaheim convention center

"The absent minded waiter"
http://youtu.be/tgOjxGjCtDM

Steve Martin short film...


alloak41 - 11/25/2014 at 04:15 PM



Rod Carew

.328 Career BA


alloak41 - 11/26/2014 at 02:18 PM



Steve Largent


gondicar - 11/26/2014 at 02:35 PM

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First caught Steve at the Boarding house in S.F. probably around 1973. He had brown hair, wore jeans and a white jacket...Moved to Fullerton to attend College and drove up to L.A./O.C. to see him every time he performed in these areas...I can remember opening acts, fellow magician/card trickster Ricky Jay and the band, "Liberty" ...Still my comedy hero.

The Roxy
The Troubador
The Dorothy Chandler pavilion
The Anaheim convention center

"The absent minded waiter"
http://youtu.be/tgOjxGjCtDM

Steve Martin short film...


"Hey, are you small?"

"No, man, I'm tall, I'm tall."

"Well, I'm going to have to measure you."

They have this test...it's a balloon. If you can get inside of it, they know. You're small.



Let's Get Small was one of the first records I ever owned...brilliant, and pretty much no curse words! It even won a grammy.

[Edited on 11/26/2014 by gondicar]


alloak41 - 11/27/2014 at 02:17 PM



Roger Staubach


BIGV - 11/27/2014 at 11:12 PM

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"Hey, are you small?"

"No, man, I'm tall, I'm tall."

"Well, I'm going to have to measure you."

They have this test...it's a balloon. If you can get inside of it, they know. You're small.


"And they can't lock you up, because you can escape by just walking between the cell bars"


alloak41 - 11/28/2014 at 03:57 PM



Jay Barker - QB - Alabama Crimson Tide

Career 35-2-1


alloak41 - 11/30/2014 at 02:16 PM



Catfish Hunter

224-116, 3.26 ERA Lifetime


alloak41 - 12/3/2014 at 03:04 PM



Gordie Howe


alloak41 - 12/4/2014 at 02:20 PM



Steve McNair


gondicar - 12/4/2014 at 05:46 PM

The three iconic cars that I have always ALWAYS wanted to own (or at least drive) ever since I was a teenager...what a race this would be!


alloak41 - 12/5/2014 at 07:07 PM



George Blanda (16) drops back to pass in Boston


alloak41 - 12/6/2014 at 03:04 PM



Greg Pruitt


Stephen - 12/6/2014 at 03:42 PM

Love coming to this thread -- that one of George Blanda, then w/...Houston Oiliz? (helmet decal)

But Those Bleachers -- Set Up Like They Are In Front Of The Wall -- awesome -- great lighting on that Fenway photo
& Rollie -- he & Paul Linblad, lights out on those A's teams
& Greg Pruitt -- he & the Sooniz had the great rivalry with Johnny Rodgers & the Nebraska Cornhuskiz

I like the Dart the best, only if it's got the pistol grip console tho


alloak41 - 12/7/2014 at 02:46 PM



Ron Guidry

170-91, 3.29 Lifetime
5 Gold Gloves


piacere - 12/7/2014 at 04:44 PM

yeah, this thread is way cool.

good job, alloak.


BIGV - 12/7/2014 at 06:00 PM



Paul Westphal


alloak41 - 12/8/2014 at 02:40 PM



Joe Don Looney


Stephen - 12/8/2014 at 03:33 PM

Sensational all the way around
those bleachers look too creaky to be holding all those people -- also, that Might have been at BU's Nickerson Field, where Boston played a year or 2 IIRC

George Blanda -- he was the NFL's Gordie Howe -- QB and Placekicker, retired as QB, stayed on as PK, was even career all-time leader in points scored at 1 point
--
then 1 day, wasn't it in playoffs -- Daryl Lamonica got hurt, & after several years not playing QB -- out of mothballs & onto the field trots 40-something PK George Blanda! & the Raidiz won the game IIRC & he played effectively in several more games at QB -- (this is all from memory but quite sure) --

he looks like crazy legs Looney in that photo -- but that is the Classic Rams Helmet! Tony Guillory flashes to mind -- & those bleachers all empt like that -- these are crystal clear photos thanks!
& Paul -- he proved out as one of our better picks, then found a home in Phx -- & ...Mitch Kupchak in backgrnd?

Good 1 of Rod Carew too, one of the great contact hitters of all time


[Edited on 12/8/2014 by Stephen]


gondicar - 12/8/2014 at 06:13 PM



Gino Cappelletti

After a good career playing QB and kicker at the University of Minnesota, he played in the ORFU (Ontario Rugby Football Union) and the CFL in the late 50s. Cappelletti went on to join the American Football League's Boston Patriots charter franchise, where as a receiver he teamed up with quarterback Babe Parilli in to form a tandem nicknamed "Grand Opera." He won AFL MVP honors in 1964, led the league in scoring five times and was a five-time AFL All-Star. He holds the professional football record for points over a six-year period (9.5), points over an 11-year period (7.5) and percentage of his team's total points over an eight-year period (34%). Cappelletti, one of 20 AFL players active during the entirety of the league's ten-year existence, was also among just three players who played in every one of his team's AFL games.

He played with the Patriots from 1960 through the 1970 NFL merger season and retired as the AFL's all-time leading scorer with 1,130 points (42 TDs, 176 FGs and 342 PATs) and among the AFL's top ten all-time receivers in yards and in receptions. Cappelletti had two of the top five scoring seasons in pro football history, with 155 points in 1964 and 147 points in 1961 (14-game seasons). His Patriots team scoring record lasted until it was broken by Adam Vinatieri on December 5, 2005. To date he is the Patriots' third all-time leading receiver with 292 catches for 4,589 yards, and he attempted more field goals (334) than has any player in team history.

Cappelletti worked alongside Gil Santos as a color commentator for the Patriots' radio broadcasts on the New England Patriots Radio Network (in the 1988-90 period he worked alongside Dale Arnold). The Santos-Cappelletti duo lasted 28 seasons, the longest radio tandem in modern NFL history. They called 585 regular-season and postseason games together, including a league-record six Super Bowls.

Gino is best known among current Patriots fans as the long-time color commentator for the Patriots, retiring in 2012 after a 28-year run in the broadcast booth. He also served as color commentator for the Boston College Eagles during the famous "Hail Flutie" game. Cappelletti can be heard supporting Dan Davis' now-famous call by yelling "He got it!, He got it!, I don't believe it!"

He is the father-in-law of ex-Boston College and Chicago Bears standout Tom Waddle.


piacere - 12/8/2014 at 06:35 PM

Gil and Gino

I used to mute the tv and listen to them during Pats games.

It was awesome. Two really good guys.


alloak41 - 12/9/2014 at 02:23 PM


Stephen - 12/9/2014 at 10:48 PM

Cool shot -- forgot about Marv Hubbard -- Hewritt Dixon is the runner I recall from those Raidiz teams -- also Dave Casper, their TE -- also their big defensive ends, Ben Davidson, and the The Big Cat, Ernie Ladd, who terrorized pro wrestlers as well as QBs
Thanks again, this thread is good exercise for my brain


BIGV - 12/10/2014 at 11:22 AM


alloak41 - 12/10/2014 at 02:11 PM



Calvin Murphy #23
17.9 Career PPG
.892 FT%


Rusty - 12/10/2014 at 02:19 PM

Mr. Dave! The Prince of Polyester!

quote:


alloak41 - 12/11/2014 at 02:07 PM



Jerry Koosman

222-209, 3.36 Lifetime
2,556 K's


alloak41 - 12/12/2014 at 01:50 PM



Lou Brock, Joe Torre, Willie Davis, Roberto Clemente


Stephen - 12/12/2014 at 04:02 PM

Koos -- a workhorse right up til the end, when at 41 he pitched 224 innings in 1984 for the Phillies -- effective for ChiSox later in his career too -- but of course he, Seaver, Nolan Ryan, 69 miracle mets etc

knew three of em, was unsure about Willie Davis tho -- very cool shot
this is when it was a game -- read emr's post in the bball thread -- it's So ruled & fueled today by $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


alloak41 - 12/13/2014 at 02:17 PM



Sonny Jurgensen


alloak41 - 12/14/2014 at 02:44 PM



Paul Warfield


alloak41 - 12/15/2014 at 03:41 PM



Joe Namath


emr - 12/15/2014 at 07:46 PM

quote:
Koos -- a workhorse right up til the end, when at 41 he pitched 224 innings in 1984 for the Phillies -- effective for ChiSox later in his career too -- but of course he, Seaver, Nolan Ryan, 69 miracle mets etc

knew three of em, was unsure about Willie Davis tho -- very cool shot
this is when it was a game -- read emr's post in the bball thread -- it's So ruled & fueled today by $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Thanks for the press. I still remember when Reggie J. was with the Angels and his career was on the downswing. Koosman dusted him off - Reggie got up; wiped his hands - looked over at Jerry with fire - and then hit the ball about 420 ft into the right center bleachers.


alloak41 - 12/17/2014 at 03:08 PM



Fred Couples at the Masters


alloak41 - 12/18/2014 at 03:59 PM



Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle


Stephen - 12/18/2014 at 11:33 PM

They could pass for high schoolers in this photo -- amazing -- when it was a game alright --one of your best yet alloak41


alloak41 - 12/20/2014 at 04:11 PM



Calvin Hill


emr - 12/20/2014 at 04:55 PM

quote:
They could pass for high schoolers in this photo -- amazing -- when it was a game alright --one of your best yet alloak41


Look at Mantles calves; and I don't think the guy spent one moment exercising. In a recent bio of the Mick someone was quoted as saying when he took his shirt off it looked like a bag of snakes in a bag fighting,


alloak41 - 12/22/2014 at 03:24 PM



Johnny Unitas


alloak41 - 12/24/2014 at 03:35 PM



Dave Casper


alloak41 - 12/26/2014 at 02:14 PM



Joe Pepitone

219 Career HR
3 Gold gloves


alloak41 - 12/29/2014 at 04:46 PM



Larry Wilson


Stephen - 12/29/2014 at 05:17 PM

Awesome -- when I saw it I thought ....Jim Ray Hart! their great QB then -- or, Jim Bakken, their great kicker -- Dave Casper too, a great player in his day

Joe P & Rico P had that great dustup at Yankee Stadium in 67 -- Thad Tillotson & many others were also in on it but that was the main one -- Joe Pepitone, 1 of the great names & a good player -- he, Tom Tresh, bespectacled reliever Pete Mikkelson & other good-not-great NYYs


BIGV - 12/29/2014 at 09:24 PM


alloak41 - 12/30/2014 at 06:38 PM



My Pop, 1955....Houston, Texas

2-Sport Letterman, Oklahoma State University (Baseball and Football)
Pitcher/Centerfielder, 1959 NCAA Baseball National Champions

Class of 1960, B.S. Geology


Stephen - 12/31/2014 at 02:09 AM

Your dad is the Champ of the thread -- looks like he's punting the ball a mile there, & it pales compared to NCAA baseball championship -- thanks for sharing!


BIGV - 12/31/2014 at 06:08 AM


alloak41 - 12/31/2014 at 04:30 PM



Lance Rentzel


alloak41 - 1/1/2015 at 06:17 PM



Al Kaline

Lifetime .297, 399 HR, 1,583 RBI.....3,007 hits
10 Gold Gloves


alloak41 - 1/2/2015 at 03:06 PM



Archie Griffin


alloak41 - 1/3/2015 at 03:54 PM



Don Sutton

324-256, 3.26 ERA - Lifetime
3,514 K's


BIGV - 1/3/2015 at 07:50 PM



Juan Marichal

243-142 2.89 ERA

2303 K's


nebish - 1/3/2015 at 08:11 PM



Coach Tom Osborne carried off the field after coaching his final game, the 1998 Orange Bowl (97 Season). National Championship 3 out of in 4 seasons 1994-97.

Went 60-3 in his final 5 seasons.

1973-1997 record
255-49-3


alloak41 - 1/4/2015 at 05:23 PM



Dickie Thon appeared to be a budding 5-tool star shortstop for the Houston Astros until his career was derailed by a Mike Torrez beanball in 1984. Thon was plagued by headaches and blurred vision for much of the remainder of his career and was never the same after this at-bat.

Arriving at the scene of the tragedy are Jose Cruz and Manager Bob Lillis.


Stephen - 1/5/2015 at 05:02 PM

Awesome -- Lance Rentzel -- he wore #19 while #17, Don Meredith, threw him passes -- & also to another famous Cowboy, Bullet Bob Hayes ("the fastest human in the world") -- the name of another standout Cowboys WR, Lance Alworth, came along too when I saw that pic (I never google bro, it's my brain exercise) --
as Dandy Don was barking the signals at QB, the Cowboys ofnsv line would stand up, then go back into their 3 point stance -- the only team that did that --


Stephen - 1/5/2015 at 05:09 PM

& dandy Juan in that high-kicking photo -- we had many aging Latin American stars then, like Juan, Orlando Cepeda (he was our 1st DH), SS Luis Aparicio...
Bill Lee made a great comment about Juan in his book -- when Juan was with us he was near the end of his career & needed the medical help of the day (cortisone, bennies etc etc) to make his start
The problem, the Spaceman said, was that "unfortunately he felt good most of the time" -- Fenway wasn't his friend, but when he wasn't feeling well & needed a little blast, er boost of something good -- that's when he'd go out & pitch like Juan the Giant


Stephen - 1/5/2015 at 05:22 PM

also 2 of the great slide guitarists, Lowell G & Bonnie R --
& Al Kaline -- who's the all-time Tiger, him or Ty Cobb -- heck even players like Alan Trammell & Lou Whittaker played many many years in Detroit but between the obvious choice of Kaline vs. Cobb...
Kaline played his whole career there, 21 years (That I Looked Up -- the 21 years)
-- Cobb played 22 years in Detroit, then 2 more seasons (1927-28) under Connie Mack w/Phila A's --
I always gave Kaline the edge just because he was in the modern era & knew him better -- also Cobb, as great as he was, was one of the biggest a$$holes that ever lived...
these pics rock alloak41, thanks!



[Edited on 1/5/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 1/6/2015 at 01:45 AM



Danny Abramowicz, Gary Cuozzo, Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor, John Gilliam


emr - 1/6/2015 at 05:45 AM

quote:
Awesome -- Lance Rentzel -- he wore #19 while #17, Don Meredith, threw him passes -- & also to another famous Cowboy, Bullet Bob Hayes ("the fastest human in the world") -- the name of another standout Cowboys WR, Lance Alworth, came along too when I saw that pic (I never google bro, it's my brain exercise) --
as Dandy Don was barking the signals at QB, the Cowboys ofnsv line would stand up, then go back into their 3 point stance -- the only team that did that --


While Rentzel may be a hero for football and boning Joey Hetherton; he exposed himself to a ten year old girl


alloak41 - 1/6/2015 at 04:01 PM



Sid Gillman, Johnny U, John Hadl


emr - 1/6/2015 at 04:46 PM

quote:


Juan Marichal

243-142 2.89 ERA

2303 K's


The "Dominican Dandy" was perhaps the greatest pitcher never to win a Cy Young; mostly cause of Koufax (Seaver and Gibson too) Both him and Mays were denied that post season luster cause Richardson snares MCoveys liner in 1962 and Marichal inexplicably decides Roseboros head is a baseball in 1965. And it was 1965 that cemented the legend of Koufax.


alloak41 - 1/7/2015 at 02:55 PM



Jim Bunning

224-184, 3.27 ERA
2,855 K's
9-time All Star


alloak41 - 1/8/2015 at 03:56 PM



Sparky Anderson


alloak41 - 1/9/2015 at 02:56 PM



Bill Mazeroski

10-time All Star
8 Gold Gloves


heineken515 - 1/9/2015 at 05:00 PM



Edit: ONE of the impressive stats of this legend to me is that he won a qualifying race for the Daytona 500 (formerly known as the Twin 125's) EVERY YEAR in the 90's. From 1990 to 1999, he won a Twin 125, every year.

[Edited on 1/9/2015 by heineken515]


alloak41 - 1/10/2015 at 02:31 PM



Bum Phillips


alloak41 - 1/11/2015 at 03:47 PM



Rick Mears


alloak41 - 1/12/2015 at 03:50 PM



Ken Anderson


alloak41 - 1/13/2015 at 02:00 PM



Don Meredith


Rusty - 1/13/2015 at 02:19 PM



Tony Clonninger

First player in the National League to hit TWO Grand Slam home runs in one game. A fact made even more impressive is that he was a pitcher!


alloak41 - 1/14/2015 at 04:00 PM



Willie McCovey

521 HR


alloak41 - 1/15/2015 at 05:23 PM



Antonio Langham


Stephen - 1/15/2015 at 11:43 PM

Great stuff -- the photo of Langham makes it seem like he too was part of this great era of athletes -- Ken Anderson -- he was knocked out of a game one time after a late & smashing hit -- the player was ejected -- the game was in Cinci w/crowd screaming for the guy's blood as the game continued w/Anderson still being tended to on the sidelines
Pittsburgh's Glen Wagner? might've been playoff game --
there was no google then, why should there be now

but great shots -- WillieMac, always rooted for him -- Don Meredith -- he'd bark the signals -- then the ofnsv line would stand up, then take blocking positions -- can't recall another team doing that
Great of Sparky Anderson too -- 2me it's got "spring training shot" written all over it


BIGV - 1/16/2015 at 08:22 AM



Ry Cooder


BIGV - 1/16/2015 at 08:47 AM



Jimmy Smith


alloak41 - 1/16/2015 at 05:59 PM



Dan Pastorini


alloak41 - 1/17/2015 at 04:06 PM



Bruce Sutter

300 Saves
2.83 ERA Lifetiime


BIGV - 1/17/2015 at 09:27 PM



.279 BA
438 HR
1591 RBI


alloak41 - 1/18/2015 at 04:36 PM


alloak41 - 1/19/2015 at 04:24 PM



Amos Otis

.277 Career BA
193 HR
341 SB
3 Gold Gloves


alloak41 - 1/20/2015 at 04:02 PM



Joe Morgan

Career .271/268/1,133
1,865 BB
689 SB
5 Gold Gloves


alloak41 - 1/22/2015 at 04:36 PM



Len Dawson relaxes after Super Bowl I.


piacere - 1/22/2015 at 06:20 PM

great pic ^

cool thread, guy.

nice pic of RVZ.


alloak41 - 1/23/2015 at 05:10 PM


alloak41 - 1/24/2015 at 04:16 PM



Russ Francis


becksbolero - 1/25/2015 at 03:15 PM


alloak41 - 1/25/2015 at 04:42 PM



Lee Trevino at the 1971 US Open at Merion. He won.


BIGV - 1/25/2015 at 09:15 PM


alloak41 - 1/27/2015 at 02:42 AM



John Lucas


BIGV - 1/27/2015 at 08:07 AM


alloak41 - 1/27/2015 at 03:08 PM


alloak41 - 1/28/2015 at 03:07 PM



Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey


Stephen - 1/28/2015 at 04:34 PM

good ones -- Dan Pastorini shoved a reporter to the floor one time on TV -- super of Colt .45s rookie Joe Morgan --
that's John Bagley covering John Lucas, he had a good turn w/us, more renowned for his BC career
dude that 1 of Len Dawson, Ya :pissah: -- they won the 4th Supr Bowl, 23-7 over heavily-favored MN (google-free thread as always) -- sh!t just imagine all the political-correcters on that one
guessing Jerry Grote too late w/the tag on Lou Brock -- & Bullet Bob -- thanks


alloak41 - 1/29/2015 at 04:17 PM



Luis Tiant

229-172
3.30 ERA
2,416 K's


Lee - 1/29/2015 at 04:28 PM

El Tiante. A very underrated pitcher. Cool pic.


piacere - 1/29/2015 at 04:30 PM

funkiest windup in history.


Lee - 1/29/2015 at 04:31 PM

And that one of Jackie Robinson & Branch Rickey will always remain a classic. Haven't seen that one in a long time....


alloak41 - 1/29/2015 at 04:32 PM

quote:
funkiest windup in history.


He was fun to watch.


Lee - 1/29/2015 at 04:44 PM

I always got a kick out of Al Hrabosky, the Mad Hungarian. His antics were so funny on the mound.


emr - 1/29/2015 at 04:56 PM

quote:
I always got a kick out of Al Hrabosky, the Mad Hungarian. His antics were so funny on the mound.


I grew a Fu-Manchu because of him. Had to use a straight razor for it. The experiment stopped when one sleepy morning I almost severed my lip


alloak41 - 1/29/2015 at 05:02 PM

quote:
quote:
I always got a kick out of Al Hrabosky, the Mad Hungarian. His antics were so funny on the mound.


I grew a Fu-Manchu because of him. Had to use a straight razor for it. The experiment stopped when one sleepy morning I almost severed my lip


Another entertaining player for sure.


BIGV - 1/29/2015 at 09:08 PM



Mark "The Bird" Fidrych


BIGV - 1/29/2015 at 09:12 PM



Clyde "The Glide" Drexler


Lee - 1/29/2015 at 09:45 PM

Regarding Fidrych : The first baseball game I ever went to was at Tiger Stadium in 1976. I went with my T-Ball team. My mom gave me $1.25 to spend. That was it. $1.25. That's all we had. Never forgot that.

Tiggers lost to the Twins by the way. They rocked Fidrych.


emr - 1/30/2015 at 02:26 AM

quote:
quote:
funkiest windup in history.


He was fun to watch.


If you go by WAR in 1968 El Tiante was the best pitcher not named Bob Gibson. But I will always remember him sitting in the hot tub with a cigar in his mouth when pitching for the Red Sox. With him on the mound for the Red Sox while the crowd chanted "Luis.Luis" What a second act


alloak41 - 1/30/2015 at 04:46 PM



Jimmy Wynn

291 HR
1,224 BB
.802 OPS
225 SB

Jim Wynn remains as my favorite baseball player ever. Nicknamed "The Toy Cannon" by Casey Stengel not for his tape-measure power, but actually because of his throwing arm. Jim had exceptional speed and once caught a ball at the base of the CF wall in the deepest part of Candlestick Park, whirled and threw a perfect strike to home on the fly, nailing a Giant runner trying to score. Willie Mays said it was the greatest throw he ever saw.

Then the tape-measure shots hit by the 5-9, 160 pounder. I was fortunate to be in the stands to see Wynn become only the second player to hit a home run into the Yellow upper deck at the Astrodome. I still remember some of the Braves coming out of the dugout to see for themselves where the ball actually landed. Pretty remarkable.

Jim hit a ball completely out of Crosley Field, over the 45 foot scoreboard onto the freeway that ran behind the leftfield stands. He hit a shot over the flagpole at Forbes Field which stood at the 457-foot sign, and also hit a blast off the Budweiser sign behind the leftfield stands at Busch Stadium....Pow!

He was one player I idolized as a kid. Just the way he warmed up, the way he jogged on and off the field, ever-present toothpick in the side of his mouth. He was just too cool.

Jimmy Wynn could do it all on a baseball field, and do it spectacularly.


heineken515 - 1/30/2015 at 05:33 PM

quote:
Regarding Fidrych : The first baseball game I ever went to was at Tiger Stadium in 1976. I went with my T-Ball team. My mom gave me $1.25 to spend. That was it. $1.25. That's all we had. Never forgot that.

Tiggers lost to the Twins by the way. They rocked Fidrych.


The Bird, becoming one with the mound :



I got his autograph on a baseball as a kid, when they played in Cleveland, I don't think he pitched that day.


alloak41 - 1/30/2015 at 05:49 PM

Some of he stuff I've read about Fidrych suggest he was mishandled badly by the Tigers, hungry to get him back on the mound for more automatic sellouts. He injured a knee in Spring Training and rushed back with insufficient time to heal properly. His throwing motion was altered ever so slightly to compensate for the sore knee which led to the arm injury. Sad story.


emr - 1/30/2015 at 06:52 PM

Just like the broken toe that led to the end of Dizzy Dean's career.


BIGV - 1/30/2015 at 07:03 PM


Lee - 1/30/2015 at 08:11 PM

quote:
Some of he stuff I've read about Fidrych suggest he was mishandled badly by the Tigers, hungry to get him back on the mound for more automatic sellouts. He injured a knee in Spring Training and rushed back with insufficient time to heal properly. His throwing motion was altered ever so slightly to compensate for the sore knee which led to the arm injury. Sad story.



Growing up in Detroit, I recall this time well as I mentioned. The media attention even back then was crazy. I can't imagine what it would be like today. From everything I have read, the Tigers really rushed him back. He only had one good season.

Terrible shame about his accident in Massachusetts.


cubchubby - 1/31/2015 at 12:08 AM

I enjoy looking at this thread. Good memories of them all.

News came out today that Stan Mikita has Lewy Body dementia. Which is supposedly a combination of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Lee - 1/31/2015 at 12:55 PM


Lee - 1/31/2015 at 01:05 PM




Trammell and Whitaker. 19 years together. Trammell should be in The Hall of Fame. Maybe Whitaker too.


emr - 1/31/2015 at 01:12 PM

For some reason I can't drop a picture here; but here's to Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins who could have been the best ever if given the chance. There is no Doc J or MJ if he didn't come first.


alloak41 - 1/31/2015 at 03:12 PM



Fernando Valenzuela

173-153
3.54 ERA
2,074 K's


BIGV - 1/31/2015 at 07:00 PM


alloak41 - 2/1/2015 at 04:25 AM



Curt Flood


Lee - 2/1/2015 at 11:41 AM




Hall of Famer George Kell. I actually have this card.


alloak41 - 2/2/2015 at 02:28 AM



Dave Kingman -- "Sky King"

442 HR


alloak41 - 2/2/2015 at 03:44 PM



Raymond Berry


alloak41 - 2/3/2015 at 04:20 PM



Don Drysdale

209-166
2.95 ERA
2,486 k's


Lee - 2/3/2015 at 10:47 PM


Rusty - 2/3/2015 at 11:24 PM

quote:
For some reason I can't drop a picture here; but here's to Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins who could have been the best ever if given the chance. There is no Doc J or MJ if he didn't come first.



alloak41 - 2/4/2015 at 05:08 PM



Bob Beamon delivering his world record long jump of 29 feet 2 1/2 inches in the 1968 Olympics, shattering the record by nearly two feet.


alloak41 - 2/5/2015 at 05:01 AM



Hoyt Wilhelm

143-122
2.52 ERA
227 Saves


DougMacKenzie - 2/5/2015 at 02:29 PM

What a great thread. Thanks oak.


Rusty - 2/5/2015 at 03:29 PM

Mike Shannon



There's a kinda funny backstory to this entry.

I was a 7 year old kid living in Atlanta when the Braves came to town. The very first game that I ever went to was the Braves vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

My folks never had a lot of money, but my dad fixed a television set for a guy who had some nice season tickets - right over the visiting bullpen (in those days - right behind the visiting dugout on the 3rd base line).

I had brought my glove to the game hoping to catch a foul ball.

The game itself, must have been fairly uneventful as I can't remember anything about it. But at some point, I wandered down to the railing right above the visiting bullpen. Mike Shannon (unknown to me at the time - period) was catching for a relief pitcher who was about to be summoned in.

I sat there at just watched the two players throwing the ball back and forth. I found this about as interesting as anything else going on.

Well at some point when the two players were done warming up, I hear this voice say, "hey kid!". I looked down and saw one of them (Mike Shannon) with a ball in his hand. He lobbed it up to me and I caught it! What a souvenir!

I took the ball home and made up some sort of makeshift trophy stand for it (a block of wood an a mustard jar lid, I think). I placed the baseball there and it just became like a shrine for me.

My brother and I owned most all of the gear used in neighborhood sandlot pick-up games. We had a closet full of balls, bats and gloves.

One day a bunch of kids were over at our house for a loosely organized game. While I was in the bathroom peeing, one of the kids asked through the bathroom door where he might find a baseball. I told him to look in my bedroom.

As I exited the bathroom, still zipping up my fly I turned into my bedroom and noticed the now empty home made display case!

I went flying out the front door hoping to retrieve my trophy ball. Two steps out the door I heard the sound of ash meeting horsehide. I watched the ball sail over the top of our house and into a veritable jungle of woods and vines in the area behind our house. We all stopped (about 18 - 20 kids) and searched the wooded area as thoroughly as we could ... to no avail. My trophy baseball was gone forever.

But that brief encounter with a real life baseball player - Mike Shannon did more to create a love for the game with me than anything else. I've always hoped to meet him one day to tell him this story!


Lee - 2/5/2015 at 10:27 PM



Billy Martin


alloak41 - 2/6/2015 at 12:31 AM



The straw that stirs the drink pontificates....

Martin looks thrilled.


Lee - 2/6/2015 at 10:05 AM


Lee - 2/6/2015 at 10:38 AM


heineken515 - 2/6/2015 at 02:38 PM


emr - 2/6/2015 at 03:13 PM

quote:
quote:
For some reason I can't drop a picture here; but here's to Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins who could have been the best ever if given the chance. There is no Doc J or MJ if he didn't come first.





Thanks; no Idea why I can't copy/paste photos in this web site. I still remember Connie dismantling Dave Debuscherre (I can't spell either) in his first all star game. I've never seen someone shoot a finger roll underhand shot from the foul line before or after than - not even George "Ice" Gervin who also bears mention here.


Lee - 2/6/2015 at 04:04 PM




alloak41 - 2/6/2015 at 04:20 PM

There's another nice shot of Gervin back on page 2.


alloak41 - 2/7/2015 at 02:18 PM



Frank Howard

382 HR


alloak41 - 2/8/2015 at 03:28 PM



Randy Johnson

303-166
3.29 ERA
4,875 K's


emr - 2/8/2015 at 06:36 PM

quote:


Randy Johnson

303-166
3.29 ERA
4,875 K's





And one Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk


alloak41 - 2/9/2015 at 04:41 PM



Tom Matte


emr - 2/9/2015 at 05:05 PM

quote:


Tom Matte


I remember the playoff game where he had to fill in as QB with the plays written on his wristbands like it was yesterday - good one


BIGV - 2/10/2015 at 03:36 AM


alloak41 - 2/10/2015 at 02:37 PM



Harmon Killebrew

573 HR


alloak41 - 2/11/2015 at 03:26 PM



Ralph Sauer


Stephen - 2/11/2015 at 06:24 PM

Great story Rusty on Mike Shannon!
Yep, a HR Derby for the ages -- Big Frank, Dave King Kong & the Killer -- in his book from 1969-70 or so Ken Hawk Harelson wrote a whole chapter about Frank Howard

but awesome & a different one of Bob Beamon's mind- & record-shattering feat in the 68 Olympics -- could be wrong but wanna think it's George not Ralph Sauer in that late-1960s Jets photo

Det. pinch-hitting legend Gates Brown, Drysdale...real nice -- Drysdale's autobiog is worth a read, esp. the chapter "The Game I Love, But..."


alloak41 - 2/12/2015 at 02:51 PM



Doug Rader

155 HR
5 Gold Gloves


alloak41 - 2/13/2015 at 01:55 PM



Charley Taylor


alloak41 - 2/14/2015 at 03:19 PM


alloak41 - 2/15/2015 at 05:59 AM



Evel Knievel


Lee - 2/15/2015 at 01:48 PM


Lee - 2/15/2015 at 02:16 PM



Billy Bruton


Lee - 2/15/2015 at 02:20 PM




Larry Doby. First African American in the American League.


Lee - 2/15/2015 at 02:22 PM




Jim Bouton, author of one of the best baseball books ever, "Ball Four".


Lee - 2/15/2015 at 02:53 PM




Orlando Cepeda, "The Baby Bull"

379 HR
1365 RBI


alloak41 - 2/16/2015 at 04:51 AM



Roger Maris

275 HR


Stephen - 2/16/2015 at 03:36 PM

The Skycycle -- launching over Snake River Canyon -- only chute deploys en route, & down comes Evel --
great b&w one of the Chiefs at the airport -- mayb after their Super Bowl IV win -- a wonderful gallery, every bit as cool as the Gallery for Duane


heineken515 - 2/16/2015 at 03:56 PM


Lee - 2/16/2015 at 03:57 PM

Although I can't stand the Red Sox, Yastrzemski was one of my favorite players as a little kid.



heineken515 - 2/16/2015 at 03:57 PM


Lee - 2/16/2015 at 04:00 PM

A life and career cut way too short.







heineken515 - 2/16/2015 at 04:01 PM


BIGV - 2/16/2015 at 06:39 PM



Willie Stargell

475 HR


Lee - 2/16/2015 at 10:43 PM




Nellie Fox & Minnie Minoso


Stephen - 2/16/2015 at 11:10 PM

From the 1959 pennant winners, the Go-Go Sox -- love this stuff

Good one of Pops too from what looks like 1979 or so


Lee - 2/17/2015 at 12:24 AM

This is a great thread!


alloak41 - 2/17/2015 at 04:56 AM


heineken515 - 2/17/2015 at 01:30 PM

Jim Thorpe


heineken515 - 2/17/2015 at 01:31 PM


Stephen - 2/17/2015 at 10:40 PM

wonder if this'll work -- if so, it's the greatest feat of all times

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/5287482fcf8ed249b2126114901d6a8d113f0599/c= 186-0-2826-1986&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/20 14/08/06/1407342584007-XXX-20101004-USA-New-York-Philippe-Petit-Rest-APS-16 9.JPG


alloak41 - 2/17/2015 at 10:47 PM

It worked. One of the Wallenda's?


Stephen - 2/18/2015 at 03:49 AM

The image doesn't come up on my computer tho -- it's the guy who did a high-wire tightrope walk in 1974 between the 2 World Trade Center towers
Man am I slick w/computers


alloak41 - 2/18/2015 at 02:58 PM



Jack Nicklaus

73 PGA Tour Wins
18 Major Championships


heineken515 - 2/18/2015 at 03:01 PM

Yikes



Rusty - 2/18/2015 at 03:03 PM

quote:
The image doesn't come up on my computer tho -- it's the guy who did a high-wire tightrope walk in 1974 between the 2 World Trade Center towers
Man am I slick w/computers



Stephen - 2/18/2015 at 03:34 PM

quote:





Thanks Rusty -- now this much I know I can do! (cut&paste)
Frank "Hondo" Howard's gargantuan stature comes across in this photo -- here's a story about the dentally challenged slugger told by Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson in the latter's 1969 autobiog -- they're at an offseason golf tournament in San Diego -- Howard called Ken Fab, not Hawk


"Hondo roomed with me at the 1967 tournament at LaCosta. I had a buddy from Savannah in the navy there, Jerome Henry, who had just gotten married. He phoned to ask if he could bring his wife and another coupkle up to see me. I told him come on up but neglected to tell him I had a roomate and neglected to tell Hondo they were coming.

"When the two couples arrived about 9 in the evening, Hondo was taking a nap. The five of us were having drinks in the kitchen when Hondo woke up. Before I had a chance to warn him, he came strolling in from the bedroom in his boxer shorts.

"Hondo is a sight to behold under any circumstances. It isn't just his height -- I know a lot of guys 6-7 and over -- nor his weight -- I know plenty of football players around 275. It's the whole ensemble that gets you. He's just big all over, and at LaCosta he was bigger than usual -- must have weighed 300 pounds.

"As he came walking in, yawning and stretching, all these people could see was a practically naked monster with only four widely-spaced teeth showing. He was rubbing his eyes as he said, 'C'mon Fab, let's get something to eat'. Without his choppers, his speech was a confused grunt, and he looked like a gigantic blond ape straight out of the jungle. He would have scared his own grandmother.

"When he saw I had company, he turned and ran back to the bedroom to put some clothes on. At the same time, Jerome, who stands about 5-3 and weighs 110 soaking wet, took one look at this monstrous, mumbling apparition and ran out the door so fast that I had to chase him all the way to the 13th green before I caught him. I never saw a guy so scared. He thought Hondo was a giant maniac who had come in to kill us all."


alloak41 - 2/19/2015 at 02:33 PM



Eddie George

10,441 YDS
78 TD's


alloak41 - 2/20/2015 at 02:30 PM



As the Astrodome was nearing completion in late 1964, Satchel Paige was brought in to test the effect throwing indoors would have on breaking pitches.


alloak41 - 2/21/2015 at 02:58 PM



Harold Carmicheal


BIGV - 2/21/2015 at 05:24 PM




5' 4" Spud Webb


alloak41 - 2/22/2015 at 02:31 PM



JJ Watt


Lee - 2/22/2015 at 03:44 PM





Cool Papa Bell


Lee - 2/22/2015 at 03:47 PM





Satchel Paige & Josh Gibson

In my opinion, Josh Gibson was the greatest catcher of all time.


Lee - 2/22/2015 at 03:58 PM


BIGV - 2/22/2015 at 10:38 PM



Ferguson Jenkins

284 Career wins, 3.34 ERA, 3192 SO's


alloak41 - 2/23/2015 at 05:26 AM



Jean-Claude Killy


Lee - 2/23/2015 at 12:36 PM

quote:


Ferguson Jenkins

284 Career wins, 3.34 ERA, 3192 SO's





Although he is in the HOF, I think he kind of flew under the radar. Underrated. I remember him mostly for the cocaine bust coming in or out of Canada (I can't remember which way it was).

He shows up at a lot of events here at Wrigley Field and he is a good ambassador for the game.


alloak41 - 2/24/2015 at 04:29 AM

quote:
quote:


Ferguson Jenkins

284 Career wins, 3.34 ERA, 3192 SO's





Although he is in the HOF, I think he kind of flew under the radar. Underrated. I remember him mostly for the cocaine bust coming in or out of Canada (I can't remember which way it was).



That's sad. He was a hoss for the Cubs for many years. Started a lot of games and pitched a ton of innings.


alloak41 - 2/24/2015 at 04:33 AM



Tommy McDonald.

Sonny Jurgensen to his left.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:49 AM




Billy Kilmer


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:54 AM




My favorite player as a kid, Guy Lafleur. Notice he doesn't have a helmet on but two defenders behind him do. This must have been when the league enacted the helmet rule but "grandfathered" in any current players at the time, giving them the choice of wearing or not wearing a helmet.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 11:03 AM




Doyle Alexander. The Tigers acquired him in a mid summer trade in 1987 straight up for a Double A pitcher by the name of John Smoltz. People think I am nuts but I think it was worth it. Alexander was lights out for Detroit going 9-0 with a 1.53 ERA and pitching the Tigers to the playoffs. Detroit was so bad in the next several years that having Smoltz wouldn't have made them a contender anyway.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:11 PM


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:19 PM




Al Kaline and Norm Cash.

Sad story about Norm. He fell off his dock on Beaver Island in Michigan in 1986 and drowned. Reports vary as to his state of being sober or not as he just left a bar on his boat. He was only 51.


Stephen - 2/24/2015 at 10:22 PM

That pic of Sonny Jurgenson & his favorite WR Tommy McDonald looks like it could've been taken yesterday -- great stuff -- Jean Claude Killy competed at Cannon back in the day -- Lew Burdette, a stud in the 57 WS

6-8 Eagles WR Harold Carmichael -- also tremendous shots of Satchel Page in the 7th Wonder of the World, as the Astrodome was known -- those great Negro League shots -- thanks as always


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 10:40 PM




Hank Greenberg

.313 Average
331 Home Runs
1,276 RBIs
2 MVPs
4 Home Run Championships

Stats would have been even better except he devoted a lot of time to the military.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 11:08 PM




Charlie Gehringer

The Tigers retired their numbers 2 (Gehringer) and 5 (Greenberg) on the same day.


Lee - 2/24/2015 at 11:14 PM



I have this card. 1933 Goudey. I also have his autograph on a 3x5 index card. I am going to frame them together.


Stephen - 2/25/2015 at 12:12 AM





Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski the man we call Yaz (We love him)
G D7 G
Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski what power he has!

D7
Ah, our Boston team is always on the beam, cause we got Yaz
We Fenway fans we stop and clap our hands at Yaz's jazz
Those rival pitchers on the mound all shake
They dread each windup that they have to make
When number eight is at the plate,
and then he swings, and wow there it goes again

and wow there it goes again, and wow there it goes again

A rival batter hits one off the wall
And there's Yastrzemski going for the ball
They try for two, the runner knows he's through
Look at Yaz, wow he threw him out again

Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski the man we call Yaz (We love him)
Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Yastrzemski he's the idol of Boston, Mass

On Beacon hill, he gives 'em quite a thrill
In Southie too there's lots of 'whooptee-doo'
In the North End they call Carl friend, and they hope the season will never end

From Wellsey way they come to watch him play
And on Cape Cod they take a holiday
From all above they come to shout,
"You know for Yaz, the hit was out!'

The state of Maine is going quite insane
And in Vermont it's only Yaz they want
From every state, they come to wait
To Yastrzemski at home plate

Our Boston team, it's always on the beam, cause we got Yaz
We Fenway fans we stop and clap our hands at Yaz's jazz
Although Yastrzemski is a lengthy name, it fits quite nicely in the hall of fame
We love him so, in Boston we all know that when he swings, (Yeah!) here we go again!


Lee - 2/25/2015 at 12:43 AM

Yaz was always known as kind of an introvert, weird guy. One of my good friends can't stand the Red Sox yet Yaz is his favorite player of all time.

Yaz is my favorite Rex Sox player. Got to see him at Tiger Stadium at the end of his career when they moved him to first base.


emr - 2/25/2015 at 01:30 AM

Yaz's 12.4 WAR in 1967 was the highest total for a position player not named Babe Ruth. What a season; and one has to wonder where the voter is who gave Cesar Tovar the only first place MVP vote not received by Yaz is today


alloak41 - 2/25/2015 at 04:55 AM



Jim Palmer

268-152
2.86 ERA
2,112 K's
3 Cy Young Awards
4 Gold Gloves


Lee - 2/25/2015 at 11:41 AM




An underrated receiver in my opinion.


Lee - 2/25/2015 at 11:44 AM




Luis Aparicio


Lee - 2/25/2015 at 11:46 AM

And his partner, Nellie Fox. What a combo...



WharfRat - 2/25/2015 at 02:22 PM

The Captain.


Stephen - 2/25/2015 at 03:55 PM

Program for the 1911 Frank Gotch-George Hackenschmidt wrestling match at newly-opened Comisky Park, w/33G in attendance

Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 159 × 240 pixels.
Original file ?(500 × 752 pixels, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Freakin thing -- didn't come out -- Stephen, stay on the sidelines



[Edited on 2/25/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 2/25/2015 at 04:18 PM

quote:


Willie Stargell

475 HR


don't know how to google photos, can this tho.....

*Held record for longest HR in half of NL parks
*hit 2 of 4 HR ever to be hit out of Dodger Stadium, including one measured at 507 feet
*hit the only fair ball ever to reach the club deck at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
*"he doesn't just hit pitchers, he takes away their dignity" -- Don Sutton
*"Having Willie Stargell on your ballclub is like having a diamond ring on your finger" -- Chuck Tanner


alloak41 - 2/26/2015 at 01:26 AM



Stan Musial, Joe Adcock, Eddie Mathews


Lee - 2/26/2015 at 10:10 PM




Bobby Bonds & Thurman Munson. God rest their souls.


WharfRat - 2/27/2015 at 12:50 AM

LOVED Thurm.


alloak41 - 2/27/2015 at 02:24 AM

Munson was a GAMER.

I still remember where I was when I heard about his airplane crash.


alloak41 - 2/27/2015 at 04:38 AM



Bob Lilly


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:44 AM

quote:
Munson was a GAMER.

I still remember where I was when I heard about his airplane crash.



A buddy of mine and I just happened to discuss Thurman's passing the other day and we both said the same thing; we remember it. I was 10 and on a family camping trip. I was listening to the Tigers game on the radio and they broke the news. Not sure why I remember that so vividly, but I do.


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:51 AM




Maury Wills sliding into home.


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:53 AM




Richie Ashburn


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:55 AM


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:57 AM


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 09:58 AM


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 10:43 AM




Deacon Jones & Merlin Olsen


Lee - 2/27/2015 at 10:44 AM

All of the Fearsome Foursome:



emr - 2/27/2015 at 01:24 PM

quote:
All of the Fearsome Foursome:





they were quite the singing group too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg1C3VfbTKs


Rusty - 2/27/2015 at 01:41 PM

quote:
quote:
All of the Fearsome Foursome:





they were quite the singing group too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg1C3VfbTKs


Singing group? More like Rosie singing and the other three dancing around! Merlin had pretty good steps for a pale face!


alloak41 - 2/28/2015 at 03:04 PM



Otis Birdsong

24.4 PPG College
18.0 PPG NBA


Lee - 3/1/2015 at 01:43 PM

Jerry Kramer leading the way...



Lee - 3/1/2015 at 01:47 PM

My favorite player ever



Lee - 3/1/2015 at 01:50 PM

George Halas and Vince Lombardi


Lee - 3/1/2015 at 01:52 PM

Dr. J





Lee - 3/1/2015 at 01:55 PM




Ray Guy, the only punter in the HOF.


alloak41 - 3/1/2015 at 03:30 PM



Donn Clendenon

159 HR


alloak41 - 3/2/2015 at 12:34 AM



Minnie Minoso

.298 BA
186 HR
192 HBP


Lee - 3/2/2015 at 12:41 PM




Sammy White


alloak41 - 3/3/2015 at 03:15 PM



Blue Moon Odom


Lee - 3/3/2015 at 09:55 PM



Chris Chambliss' Walk Off


Lee - 3/3/2015 at 09:59 PM



Elston Howard


Lee - 3/3/2015 at 10:25 PM



Cool Papa Bell



alloak41 - 3/4/2015 at 02:57 PM



Moses Malone

20.3 PPG
12.3 RPG


Stephen - 3/4/2015 at 04:02 PM

It's the pick of players that makes the HF&L thread -- also the 'quality' of how the photos themselves look

nope, Cleon Jones, Ron Swoboda, Tommy Agee etc -- all those names come to mind looking at that Donn Clendenon photo -- that 1 magical year NYM had, unreal -- & Richie! One of the 1st Mets along w/Don Zimmer, Marv Throneberry & the others

the boston-philly early 1980s rivalry was all-the- **** & the real thing -- moses was a rebounding machine, & the Chief was just as good

& those 2 legendary, almost lookalike coaches in that b&w photo -- the Robinson boys -- Jerry Kramer & Fuzzy Thurston leading Jim Taylor on the end sweep, the awesome shot of Cool Papa Bell -- great

did look up online the specific tape-measure #s in Willie Stargell's post -- in this otherwise GFT (google free thread)


Stephen - 3/5/2015 at 01:25 AM

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AlSimmonsGoudeycard.jpg#mediaviewer/ File:AlSimmonsGoudeycard.jpg

Al Simmons -- 1924-44, 307 HR, 1,828 RBI, .334 career BA

[Edited on 3/5/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 10:38 AM




Sweet Lou played for the Seattle Pilots in their only season.


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 10:54 AM



Earl Weaver 1948

[Edited on 3/5/2015 by Lee]


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 11:08 AM


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 11:09 AM



This is one of my favorite pictures ever. A classic from 1968.


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 11:12 AM


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 12:11 PM


Lee - 3/5/2015 at 12:13 PM




Harvey Kuenn


alloak41 - 3/5/2015 at 02:35 PM



Bobby Douglass was not a star passer, but a solid runner and entertaining player. He was like a wild, out of control horse running all over the field.


Lee - 3/6/2015 at 01:30 PM




Bob Lilly


Lee - 3/6/2015 at 01:34 PM


alloak41 - 3/6/2015 at 01:41 PM



Otis Sistrunk, George Atkinson, Jack Tatum


Stephen - 3/6/2015 at 03:42 PM

This is from Tony Conigliaro's 1970 book, Seeing It Through -- Tony was in the dugout for the 1967 WS -- of course he couldn't play having been beaned in Aug. -- anyways here's Tony C's recollections of the late stages of a Game 5 in St.L pretty unmatched in Sox WS all-times


"In the ninth Ellie Howard singled with the bases loaded. One run scored on the hit, and another when Roger Maris' throw to the plate was high. I was leaping up and down in the dugout. I looked out at Ellie standing on first base and he looked like the biggest man in the world. He'd been a great asset to the club ever since we got him from the Yankees [on Aug. 3].

"From the first day he joined our ballclub I don't think I saw one of our pitcher ever shake off his signs. Usually, a pitcher will stare down from the mound and if he doesn't like what he sees, he shakes his head and waits til the catcher comes up with something he wants.

"But not with Ellie. They had too much respect for him. He gave them confidence, and I know that after the Series, [Cy Young winner] Jim Lonborg paid tribute to Ellie by saying that having him behind the plate took the burden of thinking off his own shoulders."



quote:


Elston Howard



[Edited on 3/6/2015 by Stephen]


emr - 3/6/2015 at 07:11 PM

quote:


Earl Weaver 1948

[Edited on 3/5/2015 by Lee]


Never seen a picture of Earl that young; though the expression on his face still shows someone ready to explode and say f-u and kick some dirt on an umpire


emr - 3/6/2015 at 07:12 PM

quote:


Otis Sistrunk, George Atkinson, Jack Tatum


Otis Sistrunk from the University of Mars. And RIP Al Davis: "Just win baby"


BIGV - 3/6/2015 at 07:37 PM



Lyman Bostock

.311 Career BA after 4 MLB saesons, shot and killed just after becoming a California Angel


BIGV - 3/6/2015 at 07:39 PM

quote:


Moses Malone


One of the first players to turn Pro right out of High School.


DarkStar - 3/7/2015 at 05:11 AM



Dick Radatz


Lee - 3/7/2015 at 10:01 AM

The Monster was his nickname.


Lee - 3/7/2015 at 10:09 AM



First two black players in each league.

Jackie Robinson in the N.L. and Larry Doby in the A.L

Both great players.


Lee - 3/7/2015 at 10:35 AM




Jerry Grote


alloak41 - 3/7/2015 at 03:54 PM



Widespread Panic


Lee - 3/7/2015 at 04:42 PM

Is John Bell still "singing"?


BIGV - 3/7/2015 at 08:22 PM



Marques Johnson


Lee - 3/8/2015 at 12:28 PM


Lee - 3/8/2015 at 12:30 PM

1960 World Series



alloak41 - 3/8/2015 at 02:16 PM



Dusty Baker

.278 Career BA
242 HR


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 10:21 AM


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 10:23 AM



With Johnny Bench.


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 10:25 AM

One More:



Stephen - 3/9/2015 at 03:00 PM

Played 1980-81 in Boston -- 25HR, 105 RBI, .275 BA in 1980 (google) -- he and Carney Lansford were great that year for us

[Edited on 3/9/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 3/9/2015 at 03:28 PM



Tim McCarver


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 10:13 PM

Who is the analyst? He looks familiar.







alloak41 - 3/9/2015 at 10:17 PM

quote:
Who is the analyst? He looks familiar.



Tony Kubek


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 10:34 PM

quote:
quote:
Who is the analyst? He looks familiar.



Tony Kubek



Thanks. As a kid I remember him and Garagiola (sp?) doing the NBC Saturday game of the week. Nice memories.


alloak41 - 3/9/2015 at 10:45 PM

quote:


With Johnny Bench.




I got all of this from a pretty good source, and ex-Red who was drunk enough to let it fly. The Reds clubhouse was set up with Bench and Perez at one end and Rose and Morgan at the other. These "bookends" had what looked like a friendly rivalry going but truth be told Bench and Rose couldn't stand each other. Perez was the stabilizing force in the middle of it.

He also said that, aside from Morgan, most of the Reds didn't care much for Rose in general as a person. He was about Mr. Pete Rose above all, and the hell with the rest of the guys.

Although they respected his ability, he was disliked for being a self-centered hot dog. Rose intentionally wore a batting helmet about three sizes too big so it would always be flying off as he ran the bases, a big part of his image. Stuff like that. Notice how none of the Reds spoke up for Rose when he got swept up in the gambling problems or banned from the HOF? Not one.

Now you know.


Lee - 3/9/2015 at 11:04 PM

I have heard all of that. Is it true? Who knows. As a child I thought he was a dick. Couldn't stand him. What he did to Ray Fosse? My God.

Having said that, I think he should be in the HOF. He did nothing wrong as a player.

His recent comments that he thinks he will be in the HOF someday I find idiotic. If Joe Jackson isn't in after almost 100 years, I don't see Rose having a shot. Much more evidence against Rose.

My two pennies.


alloak41 - 3/9/2015 at 11:15 PM

quote:
Having said that, I think he should be in the HOF. He did nothing wrong as a player.



But he did as a manager. Betting on games he was involved in. He'll NEVER get in the HOF.


alloak41 - 3/10/2015 at 03:09 PM



Christian Okoye


Lee - 3/10/2015 at 09:04 PM

quote:
quote:
Having said that, I think he should be in the HOF. He did nothing wrong as a player.



He'll NEVER get in the HOF.


Yep, that's what I said. I don't think he WILL, I think he SHOULD.

And again, I don't like the guy. I just think his on field play merits it.


Lee - 3/10/2015 at 09:27 PM

Stan Musial & Red Schoendienst


Stephen - 3/10/2015 at 10:25 PM

Awesome -- Red was later manager, & Stan the Man GM, when the Cards played the Sawx in the 67 WS

There was no greater fireman than Dick Radatz in 1963-64 -- scary to hit against, said Mickey Mantle

Why do I think it was Ernie Holmes of the Steel Curtain, not Otis Sistrunk who Alex Karras was referring to when he made that classic University of Mars comment -- all good/foggy brain

Marques Johnson, great player, he, Jr. Bridgeman, Sidney Moncrief, Bob Lanier, Alton Lister, Paul Mokeski, Randy Breuer, coach Don Nelson....

How I wish cut&paste would work for this thread so I could post photos -- thanks again


Lee - 3/11/2015 at 09:06 AM


Click on the last icon on the right. the img thing.

Go to a picture you want on a website, right click on it. Go to properties. Copy that from the url. Then paste it between the img icons at the top.

If that doesn't work, let me know. I can walk you through it.

[Edited on 3/11/2015 by Lee]


Lee - 3/11/2015 at 09:09 AM

Oh, and Paul Mokeski? He sucked! One of the Pistons worst decisions ever.


Lee - 3/11/2015 at 09:16 AM

The Yankee killer:



Lee - 3/11/2015 at 10:00 AM

Roland Glen Fingers


emr - 3/11/2015 at 12:45 PM

quote:
Awesome -- Red was later manager, & Stan the Man GM, when the Cards played the Sawx in the 67 WS

There was no greater fireman than Dick Radatz in 1963-64 -- scary to hit against, said Mickey Mantle

Why do I think it was Ernie Holmes of the Steel Curtain, not Otis Sistrunk who Alex Karras was referring to when he made that classic University of Mars comment -- all good/foggy brain

Marques Johnson, great player, he, Jr. Bridgeman, Sidney Moncrief, Bob Lanier, Alton Lister, Paul Mokeski, Randy Breuer, coach Don Nelson....

How I wish cut&paste would work for this thread so I could post photos -- thanks again [/quote


It was definitely Otis


alloak41 - 3/11/2015 at 02:34 PM



Lee Smith

3.03 ERA
478 SV
1,251 K's


Lee - 3/11/2015 at 09:15 PM

Lee Smith is a good one. Remember when bullpen guys would throw two or three innings? Ah, the good 'ol days....


alloak41 - 3/12/2015 at 12:05 AM

quote:
Lee Smith is a good one. Remember when bullpen guys would throw two or three innings? Ah, the good 'ol days....


I remember those days well. If the starter got lifted and the next guy was making good pitches and getting people out you left him in there. A sensible approach IMO.


alloak41 - 3/12/2015 at 03:08 PM



Walter Alston


emr - 3/13/2015 at 01:43 AM





[Edited on 3/13/2015 by emr]


alloak41 - 3/13/2015 at 03:09 PM



Bobby Knight


heineken515 - 3/13/2015 at 03:17 PM


BIGV - 3/13/2015 at 03:40 PM

quote:
Christian Okoye


"The Nigerian nightmare"


emr - 3/13/2015 at 03:53 PM

quote:


Bobby Knight


In I believe 1968 when Bobby was a young coach at Army he ran a basketball camp for a week after regular camp closed at the Camp I attended. One of my friends went. While Knight was lecturing a camper spoke. Knight didn't stop talking but hurled a basketball at the kids head knocking him out. Everyone else was too scared to help him.

Anyone else miss the days when kids could be abused when they were acting inappropriately?


alloak41 - 3/14/2015 at 02:55 PM


piacere - 3/14/2015 at 04:24 PM

quote:
quote:
Christian Okoye


"The Nigerian nightmare"


the dude was a beast.


alloak41 - 3/15/2015 at 02:26 PM



Bobby Jones


alloak41 - 3/16/2015 at 01:17 PM



Artis Gilmore


Stephen - 3/16/2015 at 10:10 PM

Great -- Artis ended his career w/the Celts, as did others like Dominique Wilkins, Pistol Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal ,Dave Bing, Bailey Howell, Wide Clyde Lovellette & others


Lee - 3/17/2015 at 03:08 PM

quote:
Great -- Artis ended his career w/the Celts, as did others like Dominique Wilkins, Pistol Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal ,Dave Bing, Bailey Howell, Wide Clyde Lovellette & others



What's so great about that?


alloak41 - 3/17/2015 at 03:11 PM




Walt Garrison


emr - 3/17/2015 at 04:47 PM

quote:
Great -- Artis ended his career w/the Celts, as did others like Dominique Wilkins, Pistol Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal ,Dave Bing, Bailey Howell, Wide Clyde Lovellette & others


Like the Yankees in the 1950's (see Johnny Mize) the Celtics (see Maravich/Walton) seemed to have an uncanny knack for picking up discarded talent that was willing to sublimate for a chance at a ring


BIGV - 3/17/2015 at 07:10 PM



Rick Barry


Lee - 3/17/2015 at 08:55 PM



Don Newcombe & Jimmy Piersall


Lee - 3/17/2015 at 08:56 PM


Stephen - 3/18/2015 at 02:41 PM

r u kiddin' Lee -- to be able to tell your grandchildren you ended your career wearing the fabled Celtics green?? hehe

A treasure -- "Al" Schoendienst -- awesome
I see some of the icons for posting photos, not the img on right -- am slow on this stuff -- saw the other steps right-clicking etc. -- I'll get there

good one of Walt Garrison too -- had forgotten about Walt -- he used to do tobacco-chew commercials IIRC -- him, the Browns' Leroy Kelly, runners like Chuck Mercein & Donny Anderson for GB, Bill Brown for the Vikes, Oakland's Hewritt Dixon -- greats 1 & all getting their due, bomb...


alloak41 - 3/18/2015 at 02:51 PM



Terry Metcalf


emr - 3/18/2015 at 03:40 PM

quote:


Terry Metcalf


A great back for 5 years; and perhaps the prototype for the small scat back who doesn't carry 20 times per game but catches/runs/kick returns

I do remember that he woore pantyhose; not that there's anything wrong with it.


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:11 PM


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:13 PM

Here is a better picture of Al...


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:15 PM




Al Oliver


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:19 PM

http://m.mlb.com/video/v5766041/rose-crashes-into-fosse-at-the-plate


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:28 PM




Andre Dawson & Tim Wallach


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 09:37 PM




Joe Torre


emr - 3/18/2015 at 09:44 PM

quote:



Joe Torre


I still had the baseball he hit for the Cardinals that I caught a Shea in 1969. His .363 season in 1971 was truly amazing cause you timed him in the 100 yd dash using a sundial. Not quite like when Ted Williams hit .388 at the age of 39 but not far off. Rickey Henderson would have hit .420 if he ran out Joe's hits


alloak41 - 3/18/2015 at 11:01 PM



Earl Anthony


Lee - 3/18/2015 at 11:55 PM

You could make an argument that Torre should be in the HOF as a player, regardless of being a manager.


alloak41 - 3/19/2015 at 03:32 PM



Whitey Herzog


Lee - 3/19/2015 at 03:39 PM



Rocky Colavito


Lee - 3/19/2015 at 03:42 PM



Stormin' Norman Cash


Lee - 3/19/2015 at 03:44 PM





Gates Brown


BIGV - 3/19/2015 at 05:12 PM



"Anybody but Carter"


emr - 3/19/2015 at 06:48 PM

quote:


Stormin' Norman Cash


More than his batting title in 1961 I will always remember Norm for:




When Norm Cash took a table leg to the plate for the Detroit Tigers

By Bill Dow – November 1, 2011
Posted in: Bill Dow, Detroit Tigers, Norm Cash


Norm Cash 1973 Nolan Ryan no-hitter Detroit Tigers California Angels
Always a joker, Tiger slugger Norm Cash brought this table leg to the plate to face unhittable Nolan Ryan during a 1973 game at Tiger Stadium.

I finally found it!

For years I have been trying to locate either a photo or a video of the most famous prank pulled off by Norm Cash, one of the most popular players ever in Tiger history.

The Norm Cash stories–even just the ones that can be repeated–are endless. Like the time he was trapped between first and second base and he formed a “T’ with his hands to call time-out.

But the most comical and audacious move he ever made occurred on July 15, 1973 at Tiger Stadium when he stepped to the plate as the last hitter to face Nolan Ryan who was trying to complete his second career no hitter after striking out 17 batters.

After striking out three times, as legend has it Stormn’ Norman walked up to the plate with a table leg from the locker room. The plate umpire, Ron Luciano told him he couldn’t use it and Cash responded, “Why not I won’t him anyway” before tossing it aside.


Lee - 3/20/2015 at 09:53 AM




Lance Alworth


Lee - 3/20/2015 at 10:05 AM




George Blanda


alloak41 - 3/20/2015 at 03:38 PM



Wilt Chamberlain

30.1 PPG
22.9 RPG


cubchubby - 3/21/2015 at 11:37 AM



Bill "Spaceman" Lee ... he was a little ragged by the time the Expos got him but he was a good pitcher for the Red Sox. Here's a story on how Warren Zevon came to write the song Bill Lee ... http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/boston-red-sox-bill-s paceman-lee-warren-zevon-friendship-bloop-hits-031915


cubchubby - 3/21/2015 at 11:37 AM



Bill "Spaceman" Lee ... he was a little ragged by the time the Expos got him but he was a good pitcher for the Red Sox. Here's a story on how Warren Zevon came to write the song Bill Lee ... http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/boston-red-sox-bill-s paceman-lee-warren-zevon-friendship-bloop-hits-031915


cubchubby - 3/21/2015 at 11:37 AM

double post

[Edited on 3/21/2015 by cubchubby]


alloak41 - 3/21/2015 at 01:45 PM


alloak41 - 3/22/2015 at 02:54 PM



Bobby Orr


piacere - 3/22/2015 at 05:47 PM

^

the guy was awesome.

what a team that was.


BIGV - 3/23/2015 at 03:00 AM



Roger Craig


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 09:24 AM




Brooks' brother....


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 09:27 AM




Heh Heh...


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 09:40 AM

You may run like Hayes but....



alloak41 - 3/23/2015 at 01:49 PM



Whitey Ford

276-106
2.75 ERA
1,956 K's


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 10:10 PM

Good one!


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 10:18 PM





Is it Lew or Lou?


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 10:19 PM


Lee - 3/23/2015 at 10:20 PM


alloak41 - 3/24/2015 at 03:37 PM



Vada Pinson

.286 BA
256 HR
1,170 RBI


alloak41 - 3/25/2015 at 01:27 PM



Bob Watson and Cesar Cedeno


Lee - 3/25/2015 at 09:50 PM


Lee - 3/25/2015 at 09:57 PM


Lee - 3/25/2015 at 10:07 PM



Jim Bouton


alloak41 - 3/26/2015 at 02:11 PM


alloak41 - 3/27/2015 at 09:48 PM


Lee - 3/28/2015 at 11:19 AM




Don Drysdale


Lee - 3/28/2015 at 11:20 AM


emr - 3/28/2015 at 01:00 PM

In 1965, Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in Game One of the World Series because it was Yom Kippur, a Jewish holy day. Instead of Koufax, Don Drysdale pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. When Walter Alston, the manager, came to pull him from the game, Drysdale said: "I bet right now you wish I was Jewish, too." The Dodgers lost to the Minnesota Twins, 8-2.


alloak41 - 3/28/2015 at 01:49 PM



Eric Davis

282 HR
349 SB
.841 OPS


heineken515 - 3/28/2015 at 02:48 PM


heineken515 - 3/28/2015 at 02:51 PM



Lee - 3/29/2015 at 01:58 PM

quote:
In 1965, Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in Game One of the World Series because it was Yom Kippur, a Jewish holy day. Instead of Koufax, Don Drysdale pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. When Walter Alston, the manager, came to pull him from the game, Drysdale said: "I bet right now you wish I was Jewish, too." The Dodgers lost to the Minnesota Twins, 8-2.



I knew that story. Funny. Here is another one about it: There is a Simpsons episode where Krusty the Klown (who is Jewish) bitches about Sandy Koufax claiming Koufax cost him five hundred bucks because he wouldn't pitch on Yom Kippur and Krusty bet on the Dodgers.


alloak41 - 3/29/2015 at 02:01 PM



Denny McLain, Curt Flood. Ted Williams


BillyBlastoff - 3/29/2015 at 03:06 PM


alloak41 - 3/30/2015 at 02:25 PM



Fran Tarkenton


alloak41 - 3/31/2015 at 02:23 PM



Paul Molitor

.306 BA
234 HR
605 2B
1,307 RBI


Stephen - 3/31/2015 at 09:30 PM



Lonnie was every bit as important as Yaz was that year -- 22-9, silenced St.L on 4 hits over 17 innings -- unforgetteable


Stephen - 3/31/2015 at 09:35 PM


Lee - 3/31/2015 at 11:44 PM


Lee - 3/31/2015 at 11:47 PM


Lee - 3/31/2015 at 11:49 PM




John Mayberry


Stephen - 4/1/2015 at 02:50 PM

quote:


Denny McLain, Curt Flood. Ted Williams


Awesome -- three greats, all with different teams, at the end of their careers in Washington -- poor Denny, the magic vanished quick for that guy -- from 31-6 in 1968 to 10-22 in '71 under Ted (latter info googled, former not ) -- heck he even had a cup of coffee in '72 for Dick Williams' Oakland A's, who won WS that year

Gates Brown's comment on Denny on an ESPN show one time was good -- paraphrasing, "you better be sure to count the fingers on your hand after you shake hands with Denny..."

Great photo -- & Curt -- what a player, w/him & Lou Brock at the top of that Cahdinals lineup -- he & Denny locked horns in their prime at the '68 WS -- & The Kid -- why do I think Ted may have said "screw this" after trying to manage those 2 haha
cool of Mickery Tettleton too, altho Bill Freehan is my all time Tygiz catcher -- & John Mayberry -- he hit 'em a mile for the Royales


Lee - 4/1/2015 at 03:30 PM

When that pic was first posted I almost commented but Stephen since you commented, read the attached. Growing up in Detroit, I am well aware of McClain. Not to be argumentative, but if the scumbag isn't still in prison, he should be. I personally knew families of victims of him and his partner raiding the meat packing plant.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/01/us/star-of-the-past-is-charged-with-steal ing-small-town-s-hope-for-the-future.html




alloak41 - 4/1/2015 at 03:39 PM



Pete Rozelle and Lamar Hunt


Lee - 4/1/2015 at 10:09 PM




Otto Graham


Lee - 4/1/2015 at 10:11 PM




Jerry West


Lee - 4/1/2015 at 10:14 PM




Chet Lemon. Right before disco demolition.


Lee - 4/1/2015 at 10:37 PM



Lee Elia. This was right before his famous tirade.




emr - 4/1/2015 at 10:38 PM

quote:



Jerry West



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txl1_sVerNk


alloak41 - 4/2/2015 at 01:08 PM



Bobby Cox


Stephen - 4/2/2015 at 04:20 PM

That's quite a read Lee -- yep like Gates Brown said -- the sleight of hand Denny used on the mound in fooling so many hitters, landed him in the pokey in the business world
-- somewhere along the way too he had a nightmarish experience when the cops called in the middle of the night, or maybe came to his door, to tell he & wife Sharon their 19 year old daughter had been killed in a car wreck....


Stephen - 4/2/2015 at 04:31 PM



Pepper Martin -- the great "Wild Horse of the Osage"
1930-40 w/the "Gas House Gang" St.L Cards, made brief comeback in '44
career .298 BA, 59 HR, 501 RBI, 146 SB




[Edited on 4/2/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 4/2/2015 at 08:26 PM

quote:

Pepper Martin -- the great "Wild Horse of the Osage"



Hands down one of the best sports nicknames ever.


Lee - 4/2/2015 at 08:29 PM

quote:
That's quite a read Lee -- yep like Gates Brown said -- the sleight of hand Denny used on the mound in fooling so many hitters, landed him in the pokey in the business world
-- somewhere along the way too he had a nightmarish experience when the cops called in the middle of the night, or maybe came to his door, to tell he & wife Sharon their 19 year old daughter had been killed in a car wreck....




I remember that. I lived about 20 minutes from where it happened at the time. Apparently she was a really good kid.


Lee - 4/2/2015 at 09:28 PM


Lee - 4/2/2015 at 09:41 PM


alloak41 - 4/3/2015 at 03:16 PM



Ed Podolak #14


emr - 4/3/2015 at 05:18 PM

quote:



thoe mid 60's ChiSox teams had an incredibly under-appreciated rotation with John; Joel Horlen; Gary Peters and either Juan Pizarro or Jack Fisher (not to mention a young Wilbur Wood)


Lee - 4/4/2015 at 11:21 AM

The Galloping Ghost....




Lee - 4/4/2015 at 11:26 AM


alloak41 - 4/4/2015 at 03:03 PM



Phil Niekro

318-274
3.35 ERA
3,374 K's


alloak41 - 4/5/2015 at 02:37 PM



Joe Niekro

221-204
3.59 ERA
1,747 K's


alloak41 - 4/6/2015 at 02:31 PM



Tommy Davis

.294 BA
153 HR
1,052 RBI


Stephen - 4/6/2015 at 02:51 PM



Eddie Plank
"Gettysburg Eddie"
1901-15, Phila Athletics
1st 15 of Connie Mack's 50+ years managing/owning A's
326-194
2,246 Ks
Hall of Fame 1946

[Edited on 4/6/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 4/6/2015 at 03:05 PM




Joe Charboneau


Lee - 4/6/2015 at 03:08 PM




Maury Wills


Lee - 4/6/2015 at 03:09 PM


Lee - 4/6/2015 at 03:18 PM





Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
239-130
2.06 ERA
HOF 1949


heineken515 - 4/6/2015 at 03:24 PM



Or however you choose to picture him.


Stephen - 4/6/2015 at 03:30 PM

Great ones -- thanks for those pointers btw Lee -- mighta unleashed a monster tho -- bet ya can't tell I loved that book "The Glory of their Times" as a kid ,lol




Chief Bender
1903-17
212-127,
1,171 Ks
HOF 1953
Mostly w/A's -- Connie Mack had 2 of the best in this guy & Plank

[Edited on 4/6/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 4/7/2015 at 09:31 PM


Lee - 4/7/2015 at 09:41 PM




Garo Yepremian


alloak41 - 4/8/2015 at 01:52 PM



Jackie Smith


heineken515 - 4/8/2015 at 01:55 PM

quote:



Garo Yepremian


Ha, ha - unfortunately for many of us, this image of him comes to mind:


Lee - 4/8/2015 at 08:57 PM



Pee Wee Reese


Lee - 4/8/2015 at 09:00 PM





Jimmie Foxx


Lee - 4/8/2015 at 09:15 PM




Congressman Jack Kemp


Stephen - 4/9/2015 at 04:16 PM



Kiki Cuyler
1921-38
.321 lifetime BA, 1,305 runs scored, 328 SB
HOF 1968

[Edited on 4/9/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/9/2015 at 04:28 PM



Leon Wagner -- the great "DaddyWags" -- a fave in our household of Tribe fans as a kid -- & 1 Heckuva Player


Stephen - 4/9/2015 at 04:34 PM


Lee - 4/9/2015 at 08:52 PM


Lee - 4/9/2015 at 08:57 PM





Tony Perez


370 HR
1652 RBI
HOF 2000


Lee - 4/10/2015 at 10:59 AM




Jack Morris

Should be in the HOF

254-186 Record
Five time All Star
Four time World Series Champ

Yep, should be in the HOF....


Stephen - 4/10/2015 at 03:05 PM

Recent faves, the b&w's of Pete Rozelle & KC Chiefs owner Hunt April 1 (post more often alloak ), and the late great Jack Kemp -- in that partly filled stadium, w/fans shading their eyes -- looks like Cookie Gilchrist missed his block...hehe

all those AFL QBs -- Kemp, Lamonica, Hadl, Dawson, Namath, Boston's Mike Taliaferro & veteran b/u Babe Parilli -- my gosh the road players like that paved for the billion-dollar industry it is today

Alan Page, 1/4 of the Prpl Pepl Etrs -- like Nick Buonticonti 1 of best at his position -- & 1 of smallest
Slammin b&w of Cleveland Browns legend Otto Graham
Jackie Smith & BillyBuck -- like Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels, Fred Merkle & others, remembered for flubs

Double X -- nuf said


Rusty - 4/10/2015 at 03:11 PM

Perhaps the most comical thing that I ever saw in a football game was a Garo Yeprmian failed field goal attempt. I can't remember the opposing team or even the year, but the play is etched into my memory. The snap was bad and the placeholder missed the ball. The ball went bouncing behind the kicker and place holder. Garo attempted to dive on the ball, but was caught in mid-air by one of the defensive players who then just tossed him to the right like a bag of potatoes (forerunner of the dwarf toss event?). He was certainly one of the great NFL place kickers, though!

quote:
quote:



Garo Yepremian


Ha, ha - unfortunately for many of us, this image of him comes to mind:



Lee - 4/10/2015 at 10:17 PM

Before my time but the play is hilarious.


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 09:44 PM


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 09:55 PM

Sparky Anderson & Johnny Bench


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 09:57 PM


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 10:00 PM


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 10:04 PM





Ted Simmons

"Simba"


Lee - 4/13/2015 at 10:09 PM




Rick Monday


piacere - 4/14/2015 at 02:16 PM

I had a lot of the players on this page and previous ones as well rookie cards as a kid.

when we moved I was around 16 or so and threw 'em all away.

must've had 200 of them.

makes me sick.


Lee - 4/14/2015 at 09:20 PM




Billy Sims


Lee - 4/14/2015 at 09:24 PM


Lee - 4/14/2015 at 09:27 PM


Lee - 4/14/2015 at 09:39 PM


Lee - 4/14/2015 at 09:41 PM

quote:
I had a lot of the players on this page and previous ones as well rookie cards as a kid.

when we moved I was around 16 or so and threw 'em all away.

must've had 200 of them.

makes me sick.



Well you only had 200.


alloak41 - 4/15/2015 at 01:01 AM



Larry Bowa


BoytonBrother - 4/15/2015 at 02:25 AM

Has this guy been mentioned?


Lee - 4/15/2015 at 11:35 AM

Rodney McCray?


alloak41 - 4/15/2015 at 03:30 PM



Jon Matlack
3.18 ERA


Stephen - 4/15/2015 at 05:22 PM



ADDIE JOSS
1902-10, Cleveland (AL)
Only HOFer who played less than 10 years in big leagues
160-97 career W-L, 1.89 career ERA
for many years he stood alone w/his career average of less than 1 walk per inning
died at age 31 of tuberculosis
W/Ty Cobb in Cleveland uniform, memorial/benefit game played later in tribute to Addie
"The memory of Addie Joss is sacred to everyone with whom he ever came in contact. The man never wore a uniform who was a greater credit to the sport than he." Washington Senators manager Jimmy McAleer.

[Edited on 4/15/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/15/2015 at 08:55 PM



There's no reference to it online that I saw, but Tribe 1st baseman Fred Whitfield was a Yankee killer -- known for wreaking havoc on NYY pitching -- darn good player -- Tribe had him, Rocky C. DaddyWags, Sudden Sam, other good players -- but couldn't win


Lee - 4/15/2015 at 09:03 PM


alloak41 - 4/16/2015 at 03:06 PM



Billy Casper
51 PGA Tour Wins


Stephen - 4/17/2015 at 02:34 PM


The diminutive 'Little Professor' -- 5-9, 168 lbs of CF/hitting dynamite
Poor man's Yankee Clipper? No way -- .298 BA in 13-yr career which, like Bob Feller, Ted Williams & others, was interrupted in its prime by 3 yrs of military service
Despite an energetic effort on his behalf by Ted in the 1990s, is not in the HOF

[Edited on 4/17/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/17/2015 at 02:41 PM



Same thing -- solid 11 yr career, not quite the younger-brother act Dom was but a good player in his own right/on his own merits etc


Stephen - 4/17/2015 at 02:54 PM



Billy C
5 years in the bigs, best season 1970 w/Sox -- .271 BA, 18HR, 58 RBI
Billy played very briefly at the end of his career (1973) w/the eventual WS Oakland A's
they were managed by Dick Williams
Tony C disliked Williams intensely & minced 0 words to that effect in his book "Seeing It Through" from a few years earlier...

gosh they had Denny McClain, Bert Campaneris, Billy Williams, Billy C -- many greats played on those teams at the end of their careers -- Billy C I know is not a 'great' in those terms


Stephen - 4/17/2015 at 03:04 PM



"while on the subject..." etc. -- Tommie Aaron played nine years in the bigs


alloak41 - 4/17/2015 at 03:10 PM


Stephen - 4/17/2015 at 03:18 PM

Along w/Eddie Plank/Chief Bender, Spahn & Sain, Big Unit & Schilling w/AZ in 1990s onanon, probably the greatest tandem ever -- they even negotiated their contracts in tandem


alloak41 - 4/18/2015 at 05:44 AM



Ken Forsch after no-hitting Atlanta in the second game of the 1979 season. To the right is Larry Dierker, Astros broadcaster who had fired the most recent Astro no-no against Montreal three years earlier.


emr - 4/18/2015 at 01:49 PM

quote:


There's no reference to it online that I saw, but Tribe 1st baseman Fred Whitfield was a Yankee killer -- known for wreaking havoc on NYY pitching -- darn good player -- Tribe had him, Rocky C. DaddyWags, Sudden Sam, other good players -- but couldn't win


I remember that too; and if Sudden Sam had stayed away from the sauce things might have been different


alloak41 - 4/18/2015 at 05:43 PM



Perfect illustration of the Tom Seaver "drop and drive" pitching mechanics.


alloak41 - 4/20/2015 at 02:44 AM



Graig Nettles


Stephen - 4/20/2015 at 05:40 PM



After picketing the entrance to Fenway, fans show their disgust "on this day" in 1969 after Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson was traded/exiled to Cleveland. Hawk was almost as popular as Yaz was after Ken's big year in 1968. Hawk was as pissed as the fans were about it & briefly retired. He eventually agreed to go to Cleveland but not without hard feelings, also Sox fans. It was pretty much the end of his career


alloak41 - 4/20/2015 at 05:43 PM



Tommy Nobis


alloak41 - 4/20/2015 at 05:47 PM

quote:


After picketing the entrance to Fenway, fans show their disgust "on this day" in 1969 after Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson was traded/exiled to Cleveland. Hawk was almost as popular as Yaz was after Ken's big year in 1968. Hawk was as pissed as the fans were about it & briefly retired. He eventually agreed to go to Cleveland but not without hard feelings, also Sox fans. It was pretty much the end of his career


Ken tried the PGA Tour for a while after breaking his leg playing for Cleveland in 1971.


Stephen - 4/20/2015 at 05:48 PM



This did nothing for anybody -- the Hawk even had a song written about him (like Yaz did in '67) -- Ken was on the cover of SI at the height of his Red Sox popularity
then this?
it was a crummy thing to ship him outta town -- was costly to the Hawk, also both teams

Tommy Nobis, an overlooked LB -- good one


Stephen - 4/20/2015 at 05:52 PM

Was really hoping the Hawk'd make a go of golf-- he'd won many of the off season tournaments that were held -- the foray into the pros didn't go the way he'd hoped tho

Yep Tommy Nobis was a big time hitter for the Falcons


Stephen - 4/20/2015 at 06:02 PM



It was the same thing here -- Tony had the best season of his career in 1970 -- then was traded --
trading your most popular players, even if the trade looks good on paper, will never have a good outcome -- neither of these moves worked out good for the 3 teams -- Tony retired midway thru 1971

"with a fully healthy career playing in Fenway Park, Tony would have hit 500 HRs in his sleep" -- Carl Yastrzemski


Lee - 4/20/2015 at 08:20 PM

quote:


This did nothing for anybody -- the Hawk even had a song written about him (like Yaz did in '67) -- Ken was on the cover of SI at the height of his Red Sox popularity
then this?
it was a crummy thing to ship him outta town -- was costly to the Hawk, also both teams





Worst. Announcer. Ever.


alloak41 - 4/21/2015 at 01:30 AM

quote:
quote:


This did nothing for anybody -- the Hawk even had a song written about him (like Yaz did in '67) -- Ken was on the cover of SI at the height of his Red Sox popularity
then this?
it was a crummy thing to ship him outta town -- was costly to the Hawk, also both teams





Worst. Announcer. Ever.


On what grounds? I think he's pretty good.


Lee - 4/21/2015 at 01:54 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:


This did nothing for anybody -- the Hawk even had a song written about him (like Yaz did in '67) -- Ken was on the cover of SI at the height of his Red Sox popularity
then this?
it was a crummy thing to ship him outta town -- was costly to the Hawk, also both teams





Worst. Announcer. Ever.


On what grounds? I think he's pretty good.



Wow, where to start?

His catch phrases are terrible.

Hands down the biggest "homer" in the history of announcers.

The master of hyperbole. Did you know every White Sox player is/was the best player at his position?

Even White Sox fan I know here mute the volume when watching the Sox on TV.

Other than that, he's great!

[Edited on 4/21/2015 by Lee]


alloak41 - 4/21/2015 at 03:21 PM




heineken515 - 4/21/2015 at 03:50 PM


Stephen - 4/21/2015 at 04:43 PM



Wrong -- just plain wrong
seriously tho, it was -- like his predecesor in right field, TC, Dewey didn't end his career in a Sox uniform -- wtf

[Edited on 4/21/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/21/2015 at 04:49 PM



Or this -- gimme a break -- the KC Killer?? Didn't compute

[Edited on 4/21/2015 by Stephen]


fanfrom-71 - 4/21/2015 at 07:20 PM



Lee - 4/21/2015 at 08:12 PM

Here's a bad one...



Lee - 4/21/2015 at 08:30 PM


alloak41 - 4/22/2015 at 01:56 PM



Davey Lopes

.263 BA
155 HR
557 SB


Lee - 4/22/2015 at 02:13 PM




Steve Bartkowski


Lee - 4/22/2015 at 02:21 PM

And his tight end Junior Miller getting chased by Jack Ham.



emr - 4/22/2015 at 08:49 PM

As someone once said; "If that's Junior Miller I'd hate to see how big Senior Miller is"


alloak41 - 4/23/2015 at 04:57 AM



William Andrews


alloak41 - 4/23/2015 at 01:10 PM



Bill Madlock

.305 BA
163 HR
174 SB


Lee - 4/23/2015 at 03:28 PM



LeglizHemp - 4/23/2015 at 09:56 PM

Roger Brown - Indiana Pacers #35


http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/04/23/up-for-auction-bittersweet- story-of-former-pacers-roger-brown/26186353/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOq5tk53grU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXaNodc1MI8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328XDsy0qJE

[Edited on 4/24/2015 by LeglizHemp]


alloak41 - 4/24/2015 at 02:13 PM



Don Mincher

200 HR


Stephen - 4/24/2015 at 02:38 PM



Joe Namath, as NY as Broadway itself -- Jet-set fodder
& the great Johnny Unitas...of the SD Chahgiz???? say it ain't so

...and yet, the serious/business side of pro sports must always go on

...the quintessential/final example of this....




[Edited on 4/24/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 4/24/2015 at 02:45 PM



Yes Bobby's knees were shot by this time -- but never should it have come to this -- looks to this day like a photoshopped (?) photo --


alloak41 - 4/24/2015 at 02:48 PM

Joe doesn't look right in that Rams uniform. Johnny U was lucky he didn't get himself killed trying to play when he should have hung em up.


Stephen - 4/27/2015 at 03:07 PM



No way -- it's a mistake -- it's gotta be a HOAX! Say It Ain't So!! (hehe)

It was cool he won the Cup out there -- as Terry O'Reilly said at Raymond's number retirement in Boston, "I'm sure I wasn't the only one who shed a tear when Raymond held the Cup over his head."


[Edited on 4/27/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 4/27/2015 at 03:13 PM



Willie Galimore


alloak41 - 4/28/2015 at 03:04 PM



Charley Johnson #12


Stephen - 4/29/2015 at 02:50 PM



Gary Collins
WR/P, 1962-71 Cleveland Browns
caught 3 TD passes as Browns scored all their points in the second half of the 1964 title game, 27-0 over Baltimore Colts


alloak41 - 4/29/2015 at 03:42 PM



Jose Cardenal
.275 BA
138 HR
329 SB


piacere - 4/30/2015 at 01:10 PM

quote:


Yes Bobby's knees were shot by this time -- but never should it have come to this -- looks to this day like a photoshopped (?) photo --


that's just wrong. On so many levels...

please don't let Sang see this.

delete it!!!!


Gloucester-mass - 4/30/2015 at 03:27 PM


alloak41 - 4/30/2015 at 03:33 PM



Tommy Kramer - Rice Owls


alloak41 - 5/1/2015 at 02:38 PM



Jim Hart


Stephen - 5/1/2015 at 04:52 PM



Sonny Siebert, w/mgr. Alvin Dark
1964-75
140-114
Sonny was a good hitting pitcher -- Dark, Birdie Tebbetts, Eddie Kasko (Sox) -- they didn't hesitate to use Sonny in a pinch -- belted 6 HR in 1971, career 12/57


alloak41 - 5/2/2015 at 01:39 PM



Frank Robinson

.294 BA
586 HR
1,812 RBI
.926 OPS


heineken515 - 5/2/2015 at 02:38 PM


Lee - 5/2/2015 at 08:05 PM


Lee - 5/2/2015 at 08:08 PM


Lee - 5/2/2015 at 08:15 PM


alloak41 - 5/3/2015 at 02:14 PM




Stephen - 5/4/2015 at 02:29 PM



ROBIN ROBERTS
1948-66
286-245
4,688.2 IP
HOF 1976

Even as an MSU Spartan, he's got that 'ani-mal' look -- could pass for a 1910-era photo

[Edited on 5/4/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 5/4/2015 at 02:44 PM

quote:


Stan Musial, Joe Adcock, Eddie Mathews


Deserves bumping -- a great photo -- is really the still-photo version of the cool "When It Was A Game" video documentaries from some years back

like most greats Eddie rode the pine at the end of his career -- but what a ride it was -- 1967-68 Det. Tigers, winning the World Series in the last year of his career w/the last of the 30-game winners, Dennis McLain

when the Tygiz lost last game of '67 season, it gave the Sawx the pennant -- if they'd won it wouldve forced a 1 game playoff -- with all his greatness, Eddie wouldve been a big ace in the hole for Tygz in a 1 game playoff

but it was good for Eddie to end his career like that -- with two such great teams -- made the HOF 1978

[Edited on 5/4/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 5/4/2015 at 08:45 PM

quote:


ROBIN ROBERTS
1948-66
286-245
4,688.2 IP
HOF 1976

Even as an MSU Spartan, he's got that 'ani-mal' look -- could pass for a 1910-era photo

[Edited on 5/4/2015 by Stephen]



As an M.S.U. alum, I am ashamed that I didn't know Roberts went there. I also didn't realize he lost so many games but he did pitch on some poor teams.


alloak41 - 5/5/2015 at 01:15 PM



Steve Blass


Stephen - 5/6/2015 at 02:17 PM



EPPA RIXEY
1912-33
266-251
4,494 IP
HOF 1963

1912-20 w/Phillies, rest of career w/Reds -- "Jeptha"

[Edited on 5/6/2015 by Stephen]


JerryJuice - 5/6/2015 at 07:24 PM

To alloak41 :
I love Catfish Hunter but his record was 224-166 ( not 116 losses )


Lee - 5/7/2015 at 09:46 AM


LeglizHemp - 5/7/2015 at 02:25 PM



http://wishtv.com/2015/05/07/reggie-millers-8-points-in-9-seconds-was-20-ye ars-ago/

Reggie Miller’s ‘8 points in 9 seconds’ was 20 years ago
By Staff Reports
Published: May 7, 2015, 6:35 am | Updated: May 7, 2015, 6:47 am

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Thursday marks 20 years since one of the most famous moments in Indianapolis sports history.

That moment – when Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller scored eight points in nine seconds.

His heroics helped the Blue and Gold beat the Knicks 106-105 in Game 1 of the playoff series against New York. The Pacers went on to win the series and go to the Eastern Conference Finals.

“8 points in 9 seconds,” as it’s called, happened May 7, 1995 at Madison Square Garden.

This week, the Pacers posted the video and Miller’s then-post-game interview on their website.

Re-watch the iconic moment here. http://www.nba.com/pacers/video/teams/pacers/2015/05/03/Reggie8Pts9Secsf4v- 3589894


alloak41 - 5/7/2015 at 02:42 PM


Stephen - 5/7/2015 at 07:34 PM



BERT BLYLEVEN
1970-92
3,701 K
287-250
3.31 ERA
HOF 2011
The last of the 'trial horse' type of starter in the Roberts-Rixey-Jamie Moyer-Roger Clemens mold -- nearly 5,000 career IP, a figure that won't be touched in this era of the six-IP-&-out mentality -- he was great on that 1979 Bucs team (12-5), but then he & Chuck Tanner had a falling out, w/the mgr calling him 'Bert Cry-leven' etc -- then another WS w/Twins 1987

Blyleven 4,970 IP
Clemens 4,916.2 IP



[Edited on 5/7/2015 by Stephen]


becksbolero - 5/8/2015 at 02:20 AM


i loved blyleven when he pitched for the tribe. team mates were never safe when doing tv interviews - he was the king of the hot foot.


alloak41 - 5/9/2015 at 03:47 PM



Jim Bertelsen grinding out the tough yardage at Kyle Field.


Sang - 5/9/2015 at 06:31 PM

My wife and I have been cleaning out our house. I found a couple of photos, along with some copies of the Stan Musial picture.....






Lee - 5/10/2015 at 09:47 AM

That Musial picture is cool as hell.


Stephen - 5/11/2015 at 02:41 PM

Way cool ones Sang -- the one of Gibson is my favorite -- Busch Stadium, cool



GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER
Ol' Pete -- unlike anyone b4/since
1911-30
373-208 W-L record
2.56 lifetime ERA
5,190 IP
HOF 1938

His # is retired in Philly -- & rightfully so -- just look at em, in that cool period sweater, With Bat In Hand -- compiled a 190-88 W-L record 1st seven years w/Phils -- best 3-year stretch of any pitcher in history (1915-17 -- 31-10, 33-12, 30-13)

His WWI accident was a crummy break (predated by the same injuries, by Christy Mathewson's untimely passing)

His injuries resulted in epileptic siezures -- already friendly w/the bottle, Ol' Pete became more, to combat the epilepsy -- & Still Had The Stuff -- ie his famous relief appearance in 1926 WS w/StL Cards vs. NYY, followed by his last great year the following season, 1927, going 21-10 w/Cards

"Grover Cleveland Alexander wasn't drunk out there on the mound, the way people thought. He was an epileptic. Old Pete would fall down with a seizure between innings, then go back and pitch another shutout." -Ty Cobb[18]

Phils brought him back for 1 final, almost ceremonial hurrah in 1930 -- he was obviously washed up but it was still the right thing to do for Ol' Pete -- FEW had the career he did -- in his particular cirumstances -- peace

[Edited on 5/11/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 5/11/2015 at 03:14 PM



Dave Concepcion


alloak41 - 5/12/2015 at 10:34 PM



Dick LeBeau #44


Lee - 5/13/2015 at 10:43 AM




Fran Tarkenton to Chuck Foreman.


alloak41 - 5/13/2015 at 02:05 PM



Jim Brown


Stephen - 5/13/2015 at 03:17 PM

Your photos are the bomb bro -- crystal clear & from my era to boot -- Alex Karras in bckgrnd of that Lebeau photo?





CHRISTY MATHEWSON
"Big Six" "Matty"
1900-17
373-188
2.13 -- no typo, 2.13 ERA
4,788.2 IP
HOF charter member

what kid growing up didn't have "37-11" in his brain -- the greatest season ever (1908) -- his HOF plaque is as short & to-the-point as one of his legendary "fadeaway" pitches
"Matty Was The Master Of Them All!"

Ty Cobb, pictured here w/Matty at the 1911 WS, included a photo of Matty in Ty's 1960 autobiog -- beside it he wrote "Today's homerun swinging boys would be swinging only at the ozone if they saw Matty...

Big Six died tragically young of mustard gas inhalation injuries during WWI -- his death came shortly b4 the 1925 WS -- the players all wore black armbands...
...have looked and looked TNAvail of a photo of a Very solemn looking Ty at the WS, his suitcoat dwarfed by his black armband -- have seen it published, can't seem to find it online tho

Johnny Evers, of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance fame: "Big Six could pitch into a tin cup."


[Edited on 5/13/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 5/13/2015 at 03:36 PM



what a dichotomy(?) -- Mathewson & Cobb were celebrity-of-sorts captains in (this is unbelievable) the Gas & Flame Division of WW1, & in fact Cobb was right in the vicinity of the accident that eventually took Matty some years later at age 45 -- some soldiers didn't survive then-&-there this gas-release accident, IIRC from the various books

the 2 greatest players in the game -- in the **** ing Gas & Flame Division (according to wlkpedia -- the info suprhwy rocks for this stuff) -- whoever thought of that...

what an irony -- Christy & Ol Pete, both w/373 career wins in the NL -- & both victimized by similar WW1 gas injuries -- war sucks


alloak41 - 5/14/2015 at 11:20 PM


alloak41 - 5/15/2015 at 02:24 PM



Manny Mota
.304 BA


alloak41 - 5/16/2015 at 02:30 PM



Rickey Henderson


BIGV - 5/16/2015 at 06:30 PM


fanfrom-71 - 5/16/2015 at 09:32 PM


Lee - 5/17/2015 at 12:19 PM

Garo?


alloak41 - 5/17/2015 at 05:55 PM



Bert Campaneris
649 SB


Stephen - 5/18/2015 at 12:48 AM

quote:


Manny Mota
.304 BA


ON THIS DAY
(actually it was May 15, 1970)
During a game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium, Alan Fish, sitting with friends from the Poinsettia Playground in the second row seats along the first base line, is struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat of Manny Mota. The 14 year-old boy will die four days later to become the first fatality as a result of a batted ball in major league history.


alloak41 - 5/18/2015 at 02:15 PM



Wendell Hayes #38


alloak41 - 5/19/2015 at 03:49 PM



AT&T Park - San Francisco

Finest ballpark in baseball IMO. My personal favorite.


Stephen - 5/19/2015 at 04:54 PM

WOW -- tough to disagree after looking at that photo -- all-exposed like that, it's a wonder the winds aren't worse there than at Candlestick (perhaps they are)



The next largest size blotted out the page, so too small (no in between) but 7 future HOFers in 1 photo
July 24, 1911, League Park, Cleveland -- oversize one later, they deserve to be seen in all the "glory of their times" (great 1966 book of the deadball era)
Occasion, Addie Joss benefit game (4/15 post)

Back l-r: Bobby Wallace (HOF 1953), Frank "Home Run" Baker (1955), Smoky Joe Wood, Walter Johnson (charter member, 1936)*, Hal Chase, Clyde Milan, Russell Ford, Eddie Collins (1939). Front l-r, Germany Schaefer, Tris Speaker (1937), Sam Crawford (1959), mgr Jimmy AcAleer, Ty Cobb (1936 -- in Cleve uniform), and Paddy Covington

* The Big Train -- 1907-27, Washington Senators
417-279
3,509 SO
5,914.2 IP

2.17 ERA

Could there ever have been anyone greater than the Big Train -- it wouldn't seem so


[Edited on 5/19/2015 by Stephen]


Stephen - 5/19/2015 at 05:10 PM



Much better

quote:

15,270 fans stuffed inside Cleveland’s League Park to watch one of the greatest ensembles of talent ever to play on the same baseball field. One of those spectators was eighteen-year old George Sisler, who had traveled to Cleveland to visit his uncle and take in his first major league baseball game. Four years later, Sisler would make the St. Louis Browns and begin a career that would eventually land him in the Hall of Fame. He said of the game: “When I saw those great players, the first big leaguers I ever had seen, I made up my mind I was going to be a big league player and, I might confess, I wanted to be on the Cleveland team.”
quote:




[Edited on 5/19/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 5/19/2015 at 10:03 PM

Connie Mack....


Stephen - 5/20/2015 at 02:44 PM



SMOKY JOE WOOD
1908-22
Pitched BoSox to WS title 1912 with a 34-5 record
like the Babe, switched careers, became an outfielder for the Indians & was starting OF on their 1920 WS team in which Stan Coveleski won 3 games for the Tribe
tore it up at the plate right to the end -- final year, a .297 BA in 505 AtBats

I'm a computer on this stuff (less his final-year stats) -

Yet, of all the legendary players in that photo, Smoky Joe, seen here at Fenway in 1962 w/Bill Momboquette (w/cig in hand - love it), is not in the HOF -- surprising

[Edited on 5/20/2015 by Stephen]


emr - 5/20/2015 at 03:52 PM

Only three full years as a pitcher; two full years as a batter. Not enough to make the HOF. Probable rotator cuff did Smokey Joe in


alloak41 - 5/22/2015 at 02:53 PM


Stephen - 5/22/2015 at 02:56 PM

real smoke -- Bonzo you were the best -- awesome shot


alloak41 - 5/23/2015 at 03:03 PM



Greg Maddux
355-227
3.16 ERA
3,371 K's


emr - 5/24/2015 at 03:08 PM

quote:


Greg Maddux
355-227
3.16 ERA
3,371 K's


Probably the only major league pitcher with 300 wins (or 200 or 100) who walked to the mound looking like a Middle School Student who constantly got the **** beat out of him. Unreal talent and god knows without the strike his 1995 season would have been for the ages.


Lee - 5/24/2015 at 10:43 PM

I had a discussion the other day about the greatests ever of various positions. When we discussed pitchers, we had a lenghty talk about who we thought were the best we've seen. While I am old enough to have seen Palmer, Carlton and Seaver, they were way past their primes.

So the best I ever saw were Roger Clemens (say what you want about him) and Greg Maddux. His ability to master the strikezone was amazing.


alloak41 - 5/27/2015 at 02:34 PM



Dan Gable


Stephen - 5/29/2015 at 07:12 PM

The great Iowa wrestler (haven't looked it up )




Along w/Bruno, Victor was as real as it got in pro rasslin -- great athlete, did all the great flying moves etc -- He & Haystacks Calhoun Were The World's Greatest Tag Team
but Victor was great & could've given real wrestlers like Dan a match based on athleticism/competitive spirit/ w/right training & so forth.....

[Edited on 5/30/2015 by Stephen]


heineken515 - 5/29/2015 at 07:27 PM



Pink Floyd in January 1968, from the only known photo-shoot of all five members.


heineken515 - 5/29/2015 at 07:28 PM


alloak41 - 5/29/2015 at 07:46 PM



Stahle (stay-lee) Vincent was a fine running back at Rice University from '69-'71. After rushing for 944 yards his Senior year and graduating with Honors, he was taken in the 3rd round NFL draft by Pittsburgh (defensive back)

Stahle was reportedly having a great training camp, looked to cement a roster spot, but ruptured an Achilles tendon and never played a down in the NFL.


Stephen - 5/30/2015 at 02:19 PM



Hank Aaron and Tony Conigliaro


alloak41 - 5/30/2015 at 03:22 PM



Forrest Gregg


alloak41 - 5/31/2015 at 02:33 PM




alloak41 - 6/1/2015 at 02:37 PM


Lee - 6/3/2015 at 01:13 PM




Otto Graham


Lee - 6/3/2015 at 01:37 PM




Marv Levy. He lives right down the street from me. Nice guy!


alloak41 - 6/4/2015 at 02:30 PM


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 02:36 PM

Who is number 15? I think he was the backup QB but I can't remember his name.


Rusty - 6/4/2015 at 04:10 PM

quote:
Who is number 15? I think he was the backup QB but I can't remember his name.


Earl Morall


Stephen - 6/4/2015 at 04:35 PM

You mean Morrall (haha)




George Sisler (l) & Rogers Hornsby

Philly Thought they had it good in 1928 w/Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, All Simmons, Eddie Collins et al those living legends(combined, nearly 100 years of experience) in town

But the Rajah, & George Sisler -- the only 2 players to hit over .400 same season (1922) -- & their paths crossed in Beantown for 1 season, in 1928 -- for the NL Boston Braves

but they both spent most of their careers in St. Louis, Hornsby w/Cards, Sisler Browns -- & if there aren't statues of these 2 greats alongside Gibson, Musial, Brock et al, there should be
the Rajah, 1915-37, .358 lifetime BA, HOF 1942


Rusty - 6/4/2015 at 04:39 PM

Was Earl's middle initial M. ?

If I'd known this was gonna be a spelling bee, I woulda studied!


Stephen - 6/4/2015 at 04:52 PM

Mighta been bro, & I meant to put one of these beside that sentence, but the computer doesn't let me when posting photos -- my wayward SOHumor


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 09:26 PM

quote:
quote:
Who is number 15? I think he was the backup QB but I can't remember his name.


Earl Morall



Damn, well before my time but I still should have known that. Also played for the Colts.

I think he just never was in the right situation.


alloak41 - 6/4/2015 at 10:04 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Who is number 15? I think he was the backup QB but I can't remember his name.


Earl Morall



Damn, well before my time but I still should have known that. Also played for the Colts.

I think he just never was in the right situation.


He played a big part in keeping the undefeated season on track when Griese got hurt. So there's that.


Lee - 6/4/2015 at 10:07 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Who is number 15? I think he was the backup QB but I can't remember his name.


Earl Morall



Damn, well before my time but I still should have known that. Also played for the Colts.

I think he just never was in the right situation.


He played a big part in keeping the undefeated season on track when Griese got hurt. So there's that.


That's right, I forgot about that.


Stephen - 6/5/2015 at 02:37 AM

Same thing w/the Colts too, going 13-1 with them after Johnny U got hurt & leading Balt. into Super Bowl III where in a huge upset they lost 16-7 to NY Jets -- Joe Namath said beforehand, "I guarantee we'll win" -- he went from brash to respected after SB III


Lee - 6/5/2015 at 01:56 PM

Yeah I guess I misspoke. I knew he had success (this was all before my time), but I don't think he ever got to be a top line starter.


alloak41 - 6/5/2015 at 02:46 PM



Ernest Givins


fanfrom-71 - 6/5/2015 at 04:09 PM


alloak41 - 6/7/2015 at 03:15 PM



Seattle Slew


alloak41 - 6/8/2015 at 01:48 PM




Ron Cey
316 HR


alloak41 - 6/9/2015 at 04:47 PM


Lee - 6/10/2015 at 01:23 PM




Mickey Stanley. In this '68 World Series he moved from center field to play shortstop when the starter got hurt.


piacere - 6/10/2015 at 01:45 PM

quote:


Seattle Slew


awesome. flat out awesome.


alloak41 - 6/10/2015 at 02:20 PM



David Pearson


alloak41 - 6/11/2015 at 05:21 PM



Mike Newlin #14


alloak41 - 6/16/2015 at 12:53 PM


Stephen - 6/16/2015 at 05:36 PM

Just great -- look at that windup -- that's why he had a real long career -- a little rough at end, but a great shot of Lefty in his 27-win prime -- using all that lanky frame efficiently

[Edited on 6/16/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 6/17/2015 at 04:18 PM


emr - 6/17/2015 at 06:33 PM

quote:



The 72 season he had was unworldly; 12.1 WAR and 346 IP to go with his 27 wins. 30 complete games.

I still remember him K'ing 19 mets and losing (I believe 4-3) on two Ron Swoboda HR's


Stephen - 6/20/2015 at 02:34 PM



HAL TROSKY
Cleveland Indians 1933-41
He and Earl Averill were my dad's favorite players as a kid -- happy father's day pop


Stephen - 6/20/2015 at 02:41 PM



Earl Averill, right, laughs as Dizzy Dean points to the toe that was injured by a line drive that led to the end of the Diz's career, at the July 1962 All Star/Old Timers Game at Yankee Stadium


alloak41 - 6/20/2015 at 03:20 PM



James Rodney Richard


emr - 6/20/2015 at 08:28 PM

quote:


James Rodney Richard


Always remember two things about JR

1 - for four years he was among the most dominant pitchers in MLB

2 - When he started slipping due to the vascular issues that led to his stroke their was rampant racism accusing him (subtly) of jaking it


alloak41 - 6/21/2015 at 02:31 PM


alloak41 - 6/24/2015 at 01:36 PM


Stephen - 6/25/2015 at 07:28 PM


alloak41 - 6/26/2015 at 04:05 AM



Brian Piccolo


alloak41 - 6/26/2015 at 03:53 PM



My Pop, 1951 - Age 13

By all accounts, he was already throwing close to 90 MPH at this time. The year before this picture was taken he pitched a one-hit shutout in the Little League World Series finals in Milan, TN, striking out 17. That's 17 out of 18 possible outs if you're keeping score at home. He walked two, and the other out was made when the hitter bunted the ball right back to him.

Throughout Little League, High School, Legion, and College ball he pitched 10 no-hitters. He also pitched batting practice for the 1951 Houston Buffaloes, Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pictured in his Buffs uniform with Cardinal scout George Watkins, Hero of the 1931 World Series who homered in Game 7 to defeat Philadelphia.

Thank you for allowing me to brag a little...


fanfrom-71 - 6/27/2015 at 11:47 AM


alloak41 - 6/27/2015 at 01:48 PM


Stephen - 6/29/2015 at 02:35 PM

Very cool alloak41 -- your dad could really hum the pea -- he'd feed 'em aspirins out there -- they couldn't hit your pop's stuff w/a snowshoe ( I love those old terms) -- looked up George Watkins too, that's bomb




ERNIE GREEN
Browns halfback 1962-68
Was the perfect 'foil' both for Leroy Kelly later on, and Jim Brown earlier
Ernie was great himself & real underrated


[Edited on 6/29/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 6/29/2015 at 03:15 PM

quote:
Very cool alloak41 -- your dad could really hum the pea -- he'd feed 'em aspirins out there -- they couldn't hit your pop's stuff w/a snowshoe ( I love those old terms) -- looked up George Watkins too, that's bomb



Thanks, Stephen. One thing I remember is that no matter where we went in Houston - Restaurants, Astrodome, Summit, anywhere - invariably, people knew Pop. Every time it happened, Mom and I would look at each other and just shake our heads a little. It was uncanny for a city that size. Ol' Dad was quite a sensation in his heyday. OK, I'll stop bragging now.


piacere - 6/29/2015 at 06:28 PM

hey man, mighty cool


alloak41 - 6/30/2015 at 01:04 PM


Lee - 7/1/2015 at 01:14 PM

quote:


My Pop, 1951 - Age 13

By all accounts, he was already throwing close to 90 MPH at this time. The year before this picture was taken he pitched a one-hit shutout in the Little League World Series finals in Milan, TN, striking out 17. That's 17 out of 18 possible outs if you're keeping score at home. He walked two, and the other out was made when the hitter bunted the ball right back to him.

Throughout Little League, High School, Legion, and College ball he pitched 10 no-hitters. He also pitched batting practice for the 1951 Houston Buffaloes, Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pictured in his Buffs uniform with Cardinal scout George Watkins, Hero of the 1931 World Series who homered in Game 7 to defeat Philadelphia.

Thank you for allowing me to brag a little...


No need for any kind of "apology". That is cool as hell.


emr - 7/1/2015 at 02:11 PM

quote:
quote:


My Pop, 1951 - Age 13

By all accounts, he was already throwing close to 90 MPH at this time. The year before this picture was taken he pitched a one-hit shutout in the Little League World Series finals in Milan, TN, striking out 17. That's 17 out of 18 possible outs if you're keeping score at home. He walked two, and the other out was made when the hitter bunted the ball right back to him.

Throughout Little League, High School, Legion, and College ball he pitched 10 no-hitters. He also pitched batting practice for the 1951 Houston Buffaloes, Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pictured in his Buffs uniform with Cardinal scout George Watkins, Hero of the 1931 World Series who homered in Game 7 to defeat Philadelphia.

Thank you for allowing me to brag a little...


No need for any kind of "apology". That is cool as hell.


"Is this heaven?" no "It's Iowa"


Stephen - 7/3/2015 at 02:19 PM

quote:


Bert Campaneris
649 SB


Just saw recently, was shocked to see his name in the box score of one of Yankee Stadium's more memorable moments -- Dave Righetti's Independence Day 1983 no-hitter against the Red Sox -- I thought Bert was near the end around this time [of above photo) -- and he got two hits to boot for NYY
well at least it was during a quiet time of the rivalry as the stadium was only about 3/4 filled (41,000 in attendance)
Baseball, hot dogs apple pie, the 4th of July, fireworks, summertime -- good holiday weekend! :fun:


Stephen - 7/3/2015 at 02:27 PM

quote:


Denny McLain, Curt Flood. Ted Williams


This is still my favorite one

The A's had so many greats near the end of the careers in this era -- Campaneris, McLain, Billy Williams, Rico Carty (Rico, very underrated great), Billy Conigliaro -- heck even Orlando Cepeda played for the A's in 1972 -- even if it was for just 3 games tho -- & WillieMac too, altho he was later (part of 1976 season)
have looked around TNAvail for similar pic as above -- say McLain & Carty w/Dick Williams, or esp one w/Billy C & Williams -- or one of Charlie Finley with Cepeda or McCovey -- it's all good


[Edited on 7/3/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 7/3/2015 at 06:35 PM


alloak41 - 7/4/2015 at 03:40 PM



Ian Anderson


alloak41 - 7/5/2015 at 07:22 PM



Rick Monday


alloak41 - 7/6/2015 at 03:30 PM



Willie Randolph


Lee - 7/6/2015 at 04:10 PM

quote:


Rick Monday


I love what Rick Monday did that day. Good for him.


Lee - 7/6/2015 at 06:04 PM


alloak41 - 7/7/2015 at 12:14 AM

quote:
quote:


Rick Monday


I love what Rick Monday did that day. Good for him.


Monday will always be remembered for that. I had been saving that photo for the 4th of July, but it slipped my mind.


alloak41 - 7/7/2015 at 01:19 PM



Cornell Green

Green probably would have more interceptions than anyone in the history of the NFL is he was able to catch the football. His teammates called him "Boards." Great player, nonetheless. An All-Pro.


alloak41 - 7/8/2015 at 02:16 PM



Rusty Staub and Denis Menke


Stephen - 7/8/2015 at 02:24 PM

Cool -- w/big Reds machine Tony Perez & Pete Rose on either side -- mayb All Star game when Rose broke Ray Fosse's leg in slide at home plate....
Rusty, a hero in NY & Montreal -- but a Colt .45 at heart -- great career -- played all 162 games in 1971 for Expos, .311 BA, 19 HR, 97 RBI

[Edited on 7/8/2015 by Stephen]


emr - 7/8/2015 at 02:31 PM

quote:
Cool -- w/big Reds machine Tony Perez & Pete Rose on either side -- mayb All Star game when Rose broke Ray Fosse's leg in slide at home plate....
Rusty, a hero in NY & Montreal -- but a Colt .45 at heart -- great career -- played all 162 games in 1971 for Expos, .311 BA, 19 HR, 97 RBI

[Edited on 7/8/2015 by Stephen]


And when I lived in NYC during the late 70's/early 80's Rusty had the best rib joint in town (with either a Mon or Tues night special that had me there as a frequent visitor.) Used to have a charity rib eating constest there won one year by Willis (no surprise) Reed and one year by Brooke (big surprise) Shields


alloak41 - 7/8/2015 at 03:19 PM

That Staub deal turned into a disaster for Houston. The original trade was Staub for Donn Clendenon head up, but Clendenon refused to report to Houston (Harry Walker - racist.) Clendenon had already played for Walker in Pittsburgh and knew "The Hat" treated black players poorly.

Instead of nullifying the trade, Bowie Kuhn stepped in and gave us Jesus Alou and Jack Billingham, two pretty fair players, but not stars like Staub. His reasoning was that the Expos were a fledgling start up and needed Staub.

Rusty Staub was a pure hitter with a cannon arm in right field. He was a huge fan favorite for the Astros. One can only wonder how he would have fit into an outfield with Jim Wynn and Cesar Cedeno in the early '70's. It was no surprise that Staub became the first Expo "franchise" player.

This came only a few months after the infamous Mike Cuellar to Baltimore trade for Curt Blefary. Another tremendous blunder.


alloak41 - 7/9/2015 at 01:49 PM



Bobby Grich


Stephen - 7/9/2015 at 05:11 PM



Get well soon, Don Newcombe


alloak41 - 7/10/2015 at 02:40 PM



Stabler and Manning


alloak41 - 7/11/2015 at 01:32 PM



Eddie Murray


alloak41 - 7/12/2015 at 02:31 PM




alloak41 - 7/13/2015 at 01:21 PM



Felipe Alou
.286 BA
206 HR


Stephen - 7/14/2015 at 06:46 PM



Ned Christie and Ezekiel "Zeke" Proctor
They fit the title of the thread as well as anyone


alloak41 - 7/15/2015 at 03:58 AM



John David Crow and Johnny Musso


Lee - 7/15/2015 at 01:46 PM




Lou Whitaker. Very Underrated player IMO.


alloak41 - 7/17/2015 at 01:42 PM



Bill Lee


Lee - 7/17/2015 at 04:24 PM

Doesn't he scare you?





Rusty - 7/17/2015 at 04:30 PM

Johnny Musso - the real and ORIGINAL, "Italian Stallion"! Stallone must've heard it and borrowed it.

I met Johnny's dad a few times. He was a furniture restorer - would see him at estate sales and other swap meets. I think Johnny lives in Chicago. He had a son who played at Northwestern.

quote:


John David Crow and Johnny Musso


Stephen - 7/18/2015 at 02:53 PM



Luke Appling hits a HR off Warren Spahn at age 75 -- what a feat -- hard to believe it was 33 years ago


alloak41 - 7/18/2015 at 06:13 PM



Al Downing


alloak41 - 7/19/2015 at 01:23 PM



Doug Rader slides in hard and knocks Kevin Collins out cold. A huge benches clearing brawl ensued.
The fight got so badly out of control it had to be broken up by Houston police.






[Edited on 7/19/2015 by alloak41]


alloak41 - 7/20/2015 at 02:34 PM


alloak41 - 7/20/2015 at 02:42 PM

Reggie was always up there just to make good contact and hit the ball hard someplace. He would never overswing and that's what made him great.


Rusty - 7/20/2015 at 03:35 PM

A great player, but a short-lived candy bar. Reggie said that if he played in New York, they'd name a candy bar after him. I guess he thought the Baby Ruth was named after BABE Ruth (it was actually named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter).


alloak41 - 7/21/2015 at 01:29 PM


alloak41 - 7/25/2015 at 04:14 PM



Bobby Allison
Hueytown, AL


Stephen - 7/27/2015 at 02:44 PM



EDDIE RICKENBACKER
Set a record w/134 MPH in 1915 or so -- in 1916, his last year as a racer, made $80,000 -- along w/Barney Oldfield a real pioneer, paving the way........

[Edited on 7/27/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 7/27/2015 at 02:49 PM


alloak41 - 7/29/2015 at 05:12 PM


Stephen - 7/30/2015 at 11:23 PM

Stellar -- nope those 1967-68 Cards were top dogs -- most all those players now in the HOF -- their GM in 1967 was Stan The Man, in his 1 year in that capacity -- Tim McCarver had a cup of coffee with us late 1974-early 75 -- personally feel like Gibson and Maris should trade places but a great shot


emr - 7/31/2015 at 02:22 AM

quote:
Stellar -- nope those 1967-68 Cards were top dogs -- most all those players now in the HOF -- their GM in 1967 was Stan The Man, in his 1 year in that capacity -- Tim McCarver had a cup of coffee with us late 1974-early 75 -- personally feel like Gibson and Maris should trade places but a great shot


Only picture I've ever seen of Gibson where I'm not scared of him


alloak41 - 7/31/2015 at 01:34 PM



Tyrone Prothro


DougMacKenzie - 7/31/2015 at 01:41 PM

quote:


I was in the service watching the series with a roomful of my brothers in arms when Jackson hit those three straight dingers for the Yanks. It was awesome. Mr. October indeed.

Still think this is a great thread oak.


alloak41 - 7/31/2015 at 02:23 PM

If you have a little time to kill put some music on, start at page one and scroll through the entire thread at the great photos that we have posted. It's really quite a gallery.


DougMacKenzie - 7/31/2015 at 02:24 PM

Great idea! Think I'll do that this evening. Now it's time for the track before it gets to be 100 in the shade.


Stephen - 7/31/2015 at 02:30 PM



McCarver wasn't the only out of town great to play for Sox in 1974-75 -- so did this great Tigers second 2nd baseman -- his career ended ingloriously though -- during the stretch run of our 1975 pennant year, on Sept. 1 he dropped a pop fly for an error, then later pulled Yastrzemski off the bag w/a bad throw to first -- he was left off post season roster
but of course he was 1 of league's top 2nd basemen on all those great Tygiz teams


alloak41 - 7/31/2015 at 03:35 PM

quote:


McCarver wasn't the only out of town great to play for Sox in 1974-75 -- so did this great Tigers second 2nd baseman -- his career ended ingloriously though -- during the stretch run of our 1975 pennant year, on Sept. 1 he dropped a pop fly for an error, then later pulled Yastrzemski off the bag w/a bad throw to first -- he was left off post season roster
but of course he was 1 of league's top 2nd basemen on all those great Tygiz teams



Those Tygiz had some good defensive clubs. Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Mickey Stanley, Don Wert, Bill Freehan, McAuliffe.....All above average or near the top at their positions as defenders.


Stephen - 7/31/2015 at 04:48 PM



Luis Aparicio, same thing -- played his last 3 years w/Sawx -- retired at 39 after 1973 season in which he hit a solid .271, his best season w/us

Sawx fans know bettah than to just remembr Luis for The Stumble -- Oct. 2 1972 -- w/ 1/2 game lead over them, we needed 2 games to beat Tygiz for AL East title

but big rally in 1st game ended when Luis stumbled rounding 3rd on a screamer by Yaz -- they both ended up on 3rd base, then Reggie Smith fanned to end inning, Lolich went on to fan 15, Tygiz won 3-1 or so, then won div. winning next day's game, rendering moot the season finale -- which of course we won

But Luis was one of the definite greats w/ChiSox & Orioles


alloak41 - 8/3/2015 at 02:54 PM



Chili Davis


Stephen - 8/3/2015 at 03:05 PM

Chili's our hitting coach -- Solid journeyman career -- I thought Bobby Bonds at 1st




Rick was immense w/a career-high 19 wins on our 1975 pennant team -- like Chili a solid career


Stephen - 8/3/2015 at 03:09 PM



Weeyd -- the other image came up on preview post too -- 1st time that's happened --


alloak41 - 8/3/2015 at 03:16 PM

Rick Wise will always be remembered for his famous no-hitter against the Reds in 1971, in which he homered twice.


Lee - 8/3/2015 at 03:34 PM




God rest his soul.


Rusty - 8/3/2015 at 04:02 PM

You KNOW I'm a BAMA fan, so I gotta give this one a little gravy. Check this out - possibly the greatest catch EVER by ANYBODY in ANY LEAGUE - period! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7DSmFvDoYk

quote:


Tyrone Prothro


Lee - 8/3/2015 at 05:40 PM





Richie Zisk


Lee - 8/4/2015 at 09:32 PM




Herm Edwards


Lee - 8/4/2015 at 09:37 PM





God rest his soul


Lee - 8/4/2015 at 09:43 PM


Lee - 8/4/2015 at 09:51 PM


alloak41 - 8/5/2015 at 04:59 PM


alloak41 - 8/6/2015 at 02:16 PM



Ken Burrough


Stephen - 8/8/2015 at 02:29 PM



ON THIS DAY, 1970
On his 80th birthday the Yankees retire the jersey of the Ol' Perfesser, w/Mantle & Berra
Casey -- w/all his goofy sayings etc, a great player -- NY hero in 1923 WS winning game 1 w/an inside the park HR w/2 out in 9th -- & game 3 w/another HR
career .284 hitter -- spent his last 2 years as a player in Boston w/NL Braves -- & last few years w/the Wets giving rise to many Casey-isms -- "if they say it can't work, it don't always work that way" etc etc


alloak41 - 8/9/2015 at 03:17 AM


alloak41 - 8/9/2015 at 02:24 PM



Jimmy Connors


alloak41 - 8/10/2015 at 01:07 PM



Frank Gifford


alloak41 - 8/12/2015 at 03:55 PM



Allen Collins


alloak41 - 8/14/2015 at 01:09 PM



Otis Taylor


Stephen - 8/15/2015 at 01:38 PM

quote:



God rest his soul.


The White Sox paid tribute to late greats Minnie Minoso and Billy Pierce by wearing 1959 era throwback jerseys. All had Minoso's No. 9.

Classy move by ChiSox -- but boy -- any resulting inspiration/aspirations about winning the game -- even on south side, it's all about Cubbies nowadays in Windy City -- 4 years into Theo's reign, he's found right manager & Cubs are crankin (14 of 15) -- huge wknd series, also NY-Tor.

MAY-b 2nd year in row previous-year WS winner doesn't make playoffs -- long way to go tho -- Let's Go Bucs

we see King Felix this aftrn -- goodbye win streak (of 2 games) -- David Ortiz is in 1 of his sick grooves -- getting career HR #500 this season would be awesome (9 to go) -- Bogaerts has played well -- haven't followed Nap since he was traded, hopefully he's doing good -- bottom line, echoing jkeller's post -- let's go Sox




[Edited on 8/15/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 8/15/2015 at 02:55 PM



Rudy May


gondicar - 8/17/2015 at 06:10 PM

Missed this over the weekend, but The Bird was from my home town and for those of us who were littler leaguers in 1976, he was a hero. This was tweeted out by The Sporting News on Saturday (he was also overall AL RoY in '76)...

"The late Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych would have been 59 today. He was @sportingnews AL rookie pitcher of the year in '76."




[Edited on 8/17/2015 by gondicar]


alloak41 - 8/18/2015 at 12:58 AM



Joe Ferguson


alloak41 - 8/18/2015 at 01:27 PM



James Street and Darrell Royal at the Cotton Bowl


gondicar - 8/18/2015 at 04:55 PM

Larry Legend officially retired 23 years ago today...


gondicar - 8/18/2015 at 05:54 PM



Angus. Seeing him and his mates live for the first time in Foxboro on Saturday, from 11th row. This is one I'll be able to take off the bucket list, can't wait!


alloak41 - 8/19/2015 at 06:56 PM



Tim Raines


alloak41 - 8/20/2015 at 01:12 PM



John Havlicek


alloak41 - 8/21/2015 at 02:18 PM



Larry Isaac


Stephen - 8/22/2015 at 02:15 PM

Good one of Hondo being guarded by Portland's Bob Gross



BOB STANLEY
The Steamer
1977-89
115-97, 3.64 ERA
Great 1st half of career, not so great 2nd but he was the Steamer -- rookie on the 1977 team that was so awesome


alloak41 - 8/23/2015 at 01:58 AM



fanfrom-71 - 8/24/2015 at 02:54 AM


Stephen - 8/24/2015 at 02:28 PM



RICO PETROCELLI
1965-76 & along w/the Steamer one of the last career-long Sox -- as solid as there was at SS -- team guy all the way -- moved to 3rd when they asked him, then much to the disaptmnt of fans was cut in favor of Butch Hobson in '77, the same year Stanley made the team
the first SS to ever hit 40 HR -- that was Rico's big year, 1969 -- .297 BA, 40 HR 97 RBI

[Edited on 8/24/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 8/24/2015 at 03:02 PM



Dave Justice
305 HR


gondicar - 8/24/2015 at 09:11 PM



Saw AC/DC for the first time Sat night...

MIND=BLOWN. What a rock n roll show they put on.

Snapped this pic during the encore...for those about to rock...FIRE!!!...we salute you!!!

Cross that one off the bucket list!


alloak41 - 8/25/2015 at 12:15 PM



Daryl Strawberry
335 HR


heineken515 - 8/25/2015 at 12:27 PM


alloak41 - 8/27/2015 at 01:18 PM



Don Perkins


heineken515 - 8/27/2015 at 02:05 PM


Stephen - 8/27/2015 at 06:21 PM



Sox 1982-92
became 2nd player to defect to NY via free agency, after Luis T, to be followed by Damon, Ellsbury, others
his 4 year run from 1985-88 was unmatched -- .368, .357, .363, .366 -- became a very good 3rd baseman too


heineken515 - 8/27/2015 at 07:00 PM


emr - 8/27/2015 at 07:25 PM

quote:


Sox 1982-92
became 2nd player to defect to NY via free agency, after Luis T, to be followed by Damon, Ellsbury, others
his 4 year run from 1985-88 was unmatched -- .368, .357, .363, .366 -- became a very good 3rd baseman too


Yeah; maybe - but this is the way I always remember Wade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lac2R8qwTyw


fanfrom-71 - 8/27/2015 at 08:10 PM



alloak41 - 8/28/2015 at 01:09 PM



Coach Saban


heineken515 - 8/28/2015 at 01:14 PM




alloak41 - 8/29/2015 at 12:49 PM



Billy Wagner


Rusty - 8/29/2015 at 12:50 PM

Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley


Stephen - 8/31/2015 at 02:38 PM

In deep respect to the memory of Forrest Sibley -- have kept his family in my thoughts




ROGER CLEMENS
The Rocket -- 1st half of career (1984-96) w/Sox, 2nd half w/3 other teams --
his 4-year run in the final stage of his career, when he went 68-22 from 2001-04, is all-too ample proof of his greatness

The Rocket, seen here w/the All-Star game MVP in 1986 in his hometown of Houston, was not himself in his last 4 years here (40-39) -- his play especially in his last year in Boston, raised doubts -- doubts that were amplifed when he suddenly became the Rocket of old in Toronto

But what a career -- 192-111 w/Sox, 354-184 overall -- career 3.12 ERA -- 7-time Cy winner -- #3 all-time in Ks -- nearly 5,000 IPs, a number that will never be reached -- you rock Rocket





[Edited on 8/31/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 9/3/2015 at 12:27 AM



Nate Archibald


gondicar - 9/3/2015 at 01:12 PM



He turned 67 yesterday.


alloak41 - 9/5/2015 at 01:44 PM



Fran Tarkenton


alloak41 - 9/7/2015 at 11:46 AM



Tom Sneva


alloak41 - 9/8/2015 at 02:54 PM


Stephen - 9/8/2015 at 06:32 PM



MO VAUGHN
The Hit Dog -- Sox 1990-98 -- then arrived in Anaheim w/Mo-like thunder -- a fall into the dugout on the first play of the 1st game of the 1999 season, sidelining him extensively

it says 220 lbs. on the back of this, his rookie card -- the imprint left in the dugout is still there however -- Mo had to have been 250 or so later in his career

1996 -- Played in all but 1 reg. season game -- 752 AB -- 44 HR, 143 RBI, .326 BA

1998 -- played in 154 games -- 40 HR, 115 RBI, BA over .300

BA went down in Anaheim, power #s stayed steady tho

the guy was mad player -- front & center of those winning teams -- Mo is BoSox All The Way

[Edited on 9/8/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 9/10/2015 at 02:18 PM


alloak41 - 9/12/2015 at 01:47 PM



Bill Montgomery and Frank Broyles


Stephen - 9/14/2015 at 02:22 PM



MIKE GREENWELL
The Gator -- last of the career-long Sox (1985-96) -- the Morgan's Magic year of 1988 -- .325, 22 HR, 119 RBI -- last solid year, '95, .297, 15/76 -- the Gator was solid
Rico P along w/Rice & Yaz here & Dustin Pedroia is next in line -- thought Nomah G mighta been back in the day



[Edited on 9/14/2015 by Stephen]


Rusty - 9/14/2015 at 02:57 PM

Moses Malone. RIP. One of the greats!


alloak41 - 9/14/2015 at 07:51 PM



Otis Armstrong #24


Lee - 9/14/2015 at 08:34 PM

quote:


MO VAUGHN
The Hit Dog -- Sox 1990-98 -- then arrived in Anaheim w/Mo-like thunder -- a fall into the dugout on the first play of the 1st game of the 1999 season, sidelining him extensively

it says 220 lbs. on the back of this, his rookie card -- the imprint left in the dugout is still there however -- Mo had to have been 250 or so later in his career

1996 -- Played in all but 1 reg. season game -- 752 AB -- 44 HR, 143 RBI, .326 BA

1998 -- played in 154 games -- 40 HR, 115 RBI, BA over .300

BA went down in Anaheim, power #s stayed steady tho

the guy was mad player -- front & center of those winning teams -- Mo is BoSox All The Way

[Edited on 9/8/2015 by Stephen]


I saw Mo Vaughn in the minors, my first minor league game ever; in Tennessee. I was visiting my best childhood friend from Michigan. It was in Nashville in like '90 or '91. Pawtuckett were playing the Nashville Sounds. Vaughn hit one of the farthest home runs I have ever seen in my life. He was a great player for a fairly short spell. I remember having that ball card and thinking it might be worth something. Boy was I wrong!


Lee - 9/14/2015 at 08:37 PM

Greenwell was another great hitter from that time frame whose career ended too soon. That guy could hit. He looked like a future HOFer when he came up, along with Boggs.

Looking back, kind of surprised Boston never made a lot of noise in those days.


alloak41 - 9/15/2015 at 02:38 PM



Larry Gatlin scored a long touchdown in Houston's 100-6 beatdown of Tulsa.


gondicar - 9/15/2015 at 02:59 PM

quote:
Greenwell was another great hitter from that time frame whose career ended too soon. That guy could hit. He looked like a future HOFer when he came up, along with Boggs.

Looking back, kind of surprised Boston never made a lot of noise in those days.

They won the division a few times, but couldn't get past the Bash Brothers and Dave Stewart in Oakland.

Greenwell, who claims to have played clean, said back in 2005 that Canseco should give him the MVP from 1988 (Greenwell came in 2nd).

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1993112


Lee - 9/15/2015 at 07:53 PM

quote:
quote:
Greenwell was another great hitter from that time frame whose career ended too soon. That guy could hit. He looked like a future HOFer when he came up, along with Boggs.

Looking back, kind of surprised Boston never made a lot of noise in those days.

They won the division a few times, but couldn't get past the Bash Brothers and Dave Stewart in Oakland.

Greenwell, who claims to have played clean, said back in 2005 that Canseco should give him the MVP from 1988 (Greenwell came in 2nd).

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1993112


I didn't realize Canseco was using the drugs THAT long ago.

I find it interesting that he was the one that people in baseball blamed, yet he was the one that told the truth.


gondicar - 9/15/2015 at 07:57 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Greenwell was another great hitter from that time frame whose career ended too soon. That guy could hit. He looked like a future HOFer when he came up, along with Boggs.

Looking back, kind of surprised Boston never made a lot of noise in those days.

They won the division a few times, but couldn't get past the Bash Brothers and Dave Stewart in Oakland.

Greenwell, who claims to have played clean, said back in 2005 that Canseco should give him the MVP from 1988 (Greenwell came in 2nd).

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1993112


I didn't realize Canseco was using the drugs THAT long ago.

I find it interesting that he was the one that people in baseball blamed, yet he was the one that told the truth.


He told the truth, or at least his version of it, years later...in a book for $$$. He's gets more credit than those who still lie about it, but I can't give him that much credit.

[Edited on 9/15/2015 by gondicar]


Lee - 9/15/2015 at 08:01 PM

I don't like the guy but he didn't lie to a grand jury. I will give him that.


Stephen - 9/16/2015 at 02:17 PM



"last of the career long Sox"??? :thinkagain: not Gator dumbass
thought Tek spent time in another organization b4 coming to Sox
but JASON VARITEK
Tek -- Sox 1997-2011
rock solid back there -- .296, 18HR 73RBI for 2004 WS team -- had better #s in 03 & 05 too -- Tek was the man -- what an oversight



[Edited on 9/16/2015 by Stephen]


gondicar - 9/16/2015 at 03:21 PM

quote:


"last of the career long Sox"??? :thinkagain: not Gator dumbass
thought Tek spent time in another organization b4 coming to Sox
but JASON VARITEK
Tek -- Sox 1997-2011
rock solid back there -- .296, 18HR 73RBI for 2004 WS team -- had better #s in 03 & 05 too -- Tek was the man -- what an oversight



He did. The Red Sox got Tek and Derek Lowe from Seattle in 1997 for Heathcliff Slocumb, in what turned out to be one of the most if not THE most lopsided Red Sox trades ever. However the Red Sox is the only team he played for in the majors (Lowe had 9 starts for Seattle before the trade, and of course moved on from the Sox after the 2004 season).


Stephen - 9/16/2015 at 04:37 PM

Thanks for that -- thought I recalled something to that effect -- technically too it would've been 1998 since he had only 1 AB in '97


Stephen - 9/16/2015 at 04:56 PM



Sept. 16, 1965
In front of 1,200 people, including two 10 and 11 year old kids who were skipping school, Dave Morehead makes the third out for his no hitter against the Indians

then we (my brother & I) decided to fess up when we got home -- we'll take the punishment we figured instead of never telling our dad we saw a no hitter -- wrote a newspaper column about this day a few years ago -- any photo toward the 3rd base line would readily show 2 towheaded kids, but online research has revealed nothing

on this play Morehead's throw to first base beat speedy Vic Davalillo by a half-step to secure his no no


Lee - 9/17/2015 at 11:30 AM

That's a great story. I've probably been to over 1,000 baseball games and never saw a no hitter.

When Mark Buehrle threw his perfect game a few years ago, my wife was there at Comiskey. I got home from work and caught the last two innings on TV. as soon as she got home, I demanded her ticket stub.

She threw it away.



Stephen - 9/17/2015 at 04:30 PM

Thanks -- we knew that big trouble if not reform school was waiting as we got home (it was also a new school that year) -- but also, that my dad (1927-94), after being suitably upset, would save our butts -- love you pop

even though hardly any press was there, am totally convinced a photo showing us is out there -- would take big time tracking down in local libraries etc




alloak41 - 9/17/2015 at 11:03 PM



Dick Bass


gondicar - 9/18/2015 at 04:53 PM


alloak41 - 9/21/2015 at 02:32 PM



Wade Phillips


alloak41 - 9/22/2015 at 02:20 PM



Frank O'Harris


alloak41 - 9/22/2015 at 02:42 PM

As a huge Oiler fan growing up, and attendee of all the great games with the Steelers
at the Astrodome, I remember Franco Harris getting squashed. He couldn't gain a yard.
The guy we couldn't stop was Rocky Bleier. Harris got the hype, Bleier got the yards.

Great memories. Some years later I met Terry Bradshaw at DFW Airport. We shook
hands (I couldn't believe how big he was). I told him I was a Houstonian, and had such
great memories of those years and how much respect we had for the Steelers. He said,
"Oh, we respected you guys too. A lot. Whenever we played Houston nobody could move
for about four days." Loved it.


alloak41 - 9/23/2015 at 03:30 PM



Thomas Hearns


gondicar - 9/23/2015 at 05:47 PM



RIP #8. And when you see a fork in the road, take it.


gondicar - 9/23/2015 at 05:48 PM

quote:


Frank O'Harris


Sorry to nitpik but it is Franco Harris.


Stephen - 9/24/2015 at 02:43 AM

Good one of the Hitman -- one of the greats -- a titlist in five-or-so weight divisions -- boy the fights he had -- had his way with two legendary Latino greats, Roberto Duran & Pipino Cuevas, both 2nd round KOs -- & those two unbelievable three-round losses he had, one to Iran Barkley, who landed a Haymaker on Hearns -- & of course Thomas' great May 1985 fight with Marvin Hagler -- man what a bout that was

the one I recall best was going to the Hotel Bradford in Boston July 1980 to watch the closed circuit showing of his fight in Detroit with Cuevas -- pretty big $ for two rounds worth


Lee - 9/24/2015 at 11:39 AM

Growing up in the Detroit suburbs in the 70s and 80s, Hearns was something of a hero. I went to a Pistons game in the early 80s. Hearns was sitting in the last row of the lower level. I happened to go up to the concourse at halftime. He was kind of "holding court" between his bodyguards. Signed autographs and talked to people.

Very nice guy.


alloak41 - 9/24/2015 at 12:23 PM



Cesar Cedeno


Stephen - 9/25/2015 at 03:00 PM

quote:


As the Astrodome was nearing completion in late 1964, Satchel Paige was brought in to test the effect throwing indoors would have on breaking pitches.


What picture ever showed the Where of a place better than these -- "the seventh wonder of the world" at the time -- & w/Satchel in it?? Yow -- what hurler Ever more perfect for a hi-tech dry run of Astro-currents in ushering in the outer-space era of indoor baseball --

if it looks like Satchel still has it, he does -- a full year later, Sept. 25 1965, pitching for Athletics, the old master shut down the Sox in 3 IP -- Yaz got only hit off him IIRC -- they were in KC -- Carl has said getting a hit off the old master, one of the great 'Negro League' players who he'd heard all about as a kid, And Who Still Had His Same Stuff At The Ripe Old Age Of 59 -- was one of his biggest thrills in his 23 years...

here's a description of it as he came out of the game according to wilkepedia -- Satchel's manager at the time was Haywood Sullivan, later the Red Sox owner...

"Paige took the mound, to be removed according to plan by Haywood Sullivan. He walked off to a boisterous ovation despite the small crowd of 9,000. The lights dimmed and, led by the PA announcer, the fans lit matches and cigarette lighters while singing "The Old Gray Mare".



[Edited on 9/26/2015 by Stephen]


alloak41 - 9/28/2015 at 01:54 PM



Abner Haynes


alloak41 - 9/29/2015 at 01:55 PM



Tony Franklin kicks. David Shipman holds.


alloak41 - 9/30/2015 at 05:35 PM



David Palmer


Lee - 10/1/2015 at 11:38 AM

He scored the one millionth run in MLB history. Growing up in Detroit, I saw him a lot. Oddest batting stance I have ever seen.




Nice airbrush on his cap by the way.


Stephen - 10/1/2015 at 05:04 PM

quote:





All Sox geezer fans (esp. a then 12 yr old) remember this day -- Oct. 1 1967 -- on the last day of the season, Yaz goes 7-for-8 as Sawx swept Twins -- "and there's pandemonium on the field!!" as fans poured out of the stands, even knowing nothing had been won yet

7-for-8 -- 10-for-13 in final 4 games -- all part of a 23-for-44 stretch in last 2 weeks -- the game was never played by anyone at a higher level than Yaz that year -- his fielding was also off the charts


gondicar - 10/1/2015 at 05:56 PM

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quote:





All Sox geezer fans (esp. a then 12 yr old) remember this day -- Oct. 1 1967 -- on the last day of the season, Yaz goes 7-for-8 as Sawx swept Twins -- "and there's pandemonium on the field!!" as fans poured out of the stands, even knowing nothing had been won yet

7-for-8 -- 10-for-13 in final 4 games -- all part of a 23-for-44 stretch in last 2 weeks -- the game was never played by anyone at a higher level than Yaz that year -- his fielding was also off the charts


A season for the ages for sure. Yaz in 1967:

AL MVP
Triple Crown
AL batting champion (2nd of 3 in his career)
AL home run leader
AL RBI leader
Gold Glove Award (3rd of 7 in his career)
AL All Star (4th of 18 in his career)


emr - 10/1/2015 at 06:06 PM

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quote:
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All Sox geezer fans (esp. a then 12 yr old) remember this day -- Oct. 1 1967 -- on the last day of the season, Yaz goes 7-for-8 as Sawx swept Twins -- "and there's pandemonium on the field!!" as fans poured out of the stands, even knowing nothing had been won yet

7-for-8 -- 10-for-13 in final 4 games -- all part of a 23-for-44 stretch in last 2 weeks -- the game was never played by anyone at a higher level than Yaz that year -- his fielding was also off the charts


A season for the ages for sure. Yaz in 1967:

AL MVP
Triple Crown
AL batting champion (2nd of 3 in his career)
AL home run leader
AL RBI leader
Gold Glove Award (3rd of 7 in his career)
AL All Star (4th of 18 in his career)





WAR of 12.4 - bested only three times by a position player. Some guy named Ruth


alloak41 - 10/2/2015 at 04:29 AM

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He scored the one millionth run in MLB history. Growing up in Detroit, I saw him a lot. Oddest batting stance I have ever seen.




Nice airbrush on his cap by the way.


Actually it was Bob Watson who scored the 1,000,000th run. Milt May drove in the run with a 3-run homer.


alloak41 - 10/2/2015 at 04:41 AM



Tim Wallach


Lee - 10/2/2015 at 02:08 PM

quote:
quote:
He scored the one millionth run in MLB history. Growing up in Detroit, I saw him a lot. Oddest batting stance I have ever seen.




Nice airbrush on his cap by the way.


Actually it was Bob Watson who scored the 1,000,000th run. Milt May drove in the run with a 3-run homer.



Yep you are right. I forgot that was the case. Age catches up with you at times.


Lee - 10/2/2015 at 02:10 PM

Too damn many Boston fans around here. Sheesh......


alloak41 - 10/4/2015 at 01:36 PM



Ralph Neely


alloak41 - 10/4/2015 at 01:40 PM

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Frank O'Harris


Sorry to nitpik but it is Franco Harris.


9/22/2015 at 10:42


alloak41 - 10/18/2015 at 02:46 PM



Alvin Maxson


alloak41 - 10/19/2015 at 02:47 PM



Marv Hubbard


gondicar - 10/22/2015 at 03:07 AM

Forty years ago tonight. I spend the next 10 or so years playing organized baseball wearing #27 and playing catcher.






gondicar - 10/29/2015 at 12:30 PM

The brother, the musicial genius, the friend, who started it all: Duane Allman. Always in our hearts. 11.24.46-10.29.71

(Photo by Bob Fiallo.)



https://www.facebook.com/abbfamilybands/


alloak41 - 11/12/2015 at 12:30 AM



Dave Kingman


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 12:41 PM



Nelson Briles


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 12:43 PM



Curt Flood battling the ivy at Wrigley.


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 12:46 PM



Bill Freehan


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 12:48 PM



Freehan & Lou Brock '68 World Series


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 12:52 PM



Greatest announcer ever IMO.


piacere - 11/12/2015 at 02:50 PM

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Too damn many Boston fans around here. Sheesh......


yeah but you love us...

this thread is wicked cool.

Freehan, could've played linebacker on any NFL team.


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 06:11 PM

Yes, this thread is wicked cool. Glad it was started.


Lee - 11/12/2015 at 06:16 PM




Elliott Maddox. He sued everyone in New York when he was injured in the outfield at Shea. Shame, he had the potential to be one of the greats.


Stephen - 11/12/2015 at 10:07 PM

Great photos -- Get well soon, Lou Brock -- one of the greats -- hopefully the adjustment to his prosthesis will go OK for one of the best base stealers of all time


Sang - 11/12/2015 at 10:31 PM

Sad to see that about Lou - he was also one of my favorites...........one of the most exciting base stealers .......


alloak41 - 11/17/2015 at 05:49 PM

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Sad to see that about Lou - he was also one of my favorites...........one of the most exciting base stealers .......




The only man to ever hit a HR into the CF seats at the Polo Grounds, a 520 foot blast.


emr - 11/18/2015 at 01:27 AM

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Sad to see that about Lou - he was also one of my favorites...........one of the most exciting base stealers .......




The only man to ever hit a HR into the CF seats at the Polo Grounds, a 520 foot blast.
ot the only one. Joe Adcock did so; Henry Aaron did it either the day before or after Brock. So did Luke Easler


Stephen - 11/18/2015 at 04:31 PM

Luke Easter hit one clean out of RFK Stadium during a 1980s Old Timers game one time (into the stands) -- at age 75

He should be well-enough set, hopefully Kevin McHale will just enjoy a well-deserved retirement now -- he was going thru w/his team what Bruins are going through --

Kevin also carries the scars of his career more than most, & someone that tall who limps like that could have it tough in later years -- he should spend time w/his family, manage his money & pay attention to his physical condition -- you rock, Kevin -- #32, in the rafters


emr - 11/18/2015 at 09:50 PM

quote:
Luke Easter hit one clean out of RFK Stadium during a 1980s Old Timers game one time (into the stands) -- at age 75

He should be well-enough set, hopefully Kevin McHale will just enjoy a well-deserved retirement now -- he was going thru w/his team what Bruins are going through --

Kevin also carries the scars of his career more than most, & someone that tall who limps like that could have it tough in later years -- he should spend time w/his family, manage his money & pay attention to his physical condition -- you rock, Kevin -- #32, in the rafters




1- The McHale; Bird; Parrish front line was perhaps Red A's greatest sign of genius. And remember; this was a guy who traded for the rights to Bill Russell.

2 - May years ago their was a sports illustrated article about Ted Williams - that spoke of the then mid to late 50's year old manager of the Rangers taking batting practice and ripping the cover off the ball. There is also the story of I think before the 1981 world series when Tom Lasorda pulled Koufax of the batting practice mound as the Dodgers couldn't touch him


Lee - 11/21/2015 at 12:33 PM


Lee - 11/21/2015 at 12:36 PM

I actually have this card.


emr - 11/21/2015 at 02:09 PM

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a great player but I will always remember him most for

The Norm Cash stories–even just the ones that can be repeated–are endless. Like the time he was trapped between first and second base and he formed a “T’ with his hands to call time-out.

But the most comical and audacious move he ever made occurred on July 15, 1973 at Tiger Stadium when he stepped to the plate as the last hitter to face Nolan Ryan who was trying to complete his second career no hitter after striking out 17 batters.

After striking out three times, as legend has it Stormn’ Norman walked up to the plate with a table leg from the locker room. The plate umpire, Ron Luciano told him he couldn’t use it and Cash responded, “Why not I won’t him anyway” before tossing it aside.


Stephen - 11/23/2015 at 03:43 PM

Nov. 23 1977 -- NY Yankee WS hero Mike Torrez signs w/Sox -- ya the times were changing
a point brought home for good Nov. 14, 1978 -- Luis Tiant bolts Sox for Yanks -- at the positive height of the rivalry -- ya it was all about the $ now -- but no 1 could blame Luis, George S's deal gave him lifetime security, it was said at the time

Celts screwed up home&home w/lowly Bklyn last night (get back soon Marcus Smart)
B's can't afford to do same tonite in Tor. -- get back qwik Daniel Pastrnak


Lee - 11/28/2015 at 12:17 PM


Lee - 11/28/2015 at 12:42 PM

We can't let this thread drop to page two.

That's a 1981 Topps card btw.


Lee - 11/29/2015 at 04:29 PM



George Blanda


emr - 11/29/2015 at 05:20 PM

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George Blanda


I will always remember 1970

In 1970, Blanda was released during the exhibition season, but bounced back to establish his 21st professional season. That season (1970) Blanda, at age 43, had a remarkable five-game run. Against the Steelers, Blanda threw for three touchdowns in relief of an injured Daryle Lamonica. One week later, his 48-yard field goal with three seconds remaining salvaged a 17–17 tie with the Kansas City Chiefs. On November 8, Blanda once again came off the bench to throw for a touchdown pass to tie the Cleveland Browns with 1:34 remaining, then kicked a 53-yard field goal with 0:03 left for the 23–20 win. Immediately after the winning field goal, Raiders radio announcer Bill King excitedly declared, "George Blanda has just been elected King of the World!"[3] In the team's next game, Blanda replaced Lamonica in the fourth quarter and connected with Fred Biletnikoff on a touchdown pass with 2:28 left in the game to defeat the Denver Broncos, 24–19. The streak concluded one week later when Blanda's 16-yard field goal in the closing seconds defeated the San Diego Chargers, 20–17.

In the AFC title game against the Baltimore Colts, Blanda again relieved an injured Lamonica, completing 17 of 32 passes for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns while also kicking a 48-yard field goal and two extra points, keeping the Raiders in the game until the final quarter, when he was intercepted twice. Aged 43, he became the oldest quarterback ever to play in a championship game, and was one of the few remaining straight-ahead kickers in the NFL.

Blanda's achievements resulted in his winning the Bert Bell Award. Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt said, "Why, this George Blanda is as good as his father, who used to play for Houston." Although he never again played a major role at quarterback, Blanda would serve as the Raiders' kicker for five more seasons.


Stephen - 11/30/2015 at 04:40 PM



How can it be 36 years ago
but it was one of the greatest fights one could ever hope to see
Marvin Hagler-Vito Antuofermo, Nov. 30 1979
Both the challenger and heavy favorite, Marvin dominated the first half of the fight, then Vito came on in the last half

outcome, a 15-round draw that enabled Vito to keep his title in one of the great all-time contests -- in any sport



[Edited on 11/30/2015 by Stephen]


Lee - 11/30/2015 at 06:05 PM


Lee - 12/12/2015 at 10:32 AM


Lee - 12/12/2015 at 10:34 AM


Lee - 12/12/2015 at 10:37 AM

Sparky and Alan Trammell


Lee - 12/12/2015 at 10:40 AM


Lee - 12/12/2015 at 11:32 AM

When does baseball start?


Stephen - 12/12/2015 at 04:38 PM



Statue unveiling yesterday in Easton PA for a deserving guy, Larry Holmes
The Easton Assassin -- he would've been a champion/contender in any era
the fight he won the title in, June 1978 w/Ken Norton, was 15 rounds of athletic competition at its best -- both guys spent after the 13th, & went extra/hung on as best they could over last 2 -- incredible stuff that made that year's two Ali-Spinks fights seem tame


fanfrom-71 - 12/28/2015 at 05:31 PM




Meadowlark Lemon


Stephen - 12/30/2015 at 03:32 PM



Happy 80th birthday, Sandy Koufax
what an ace -- few better in their 'prime'
he was 111-34 with a 1.95 ERA in 176 starts with the Dodgers from 1962 to 1966, a five-season stretch that closed out his major league career. During that stretch, he led the NL in ERA every season and pitched four no-hitters.

[Edited on 12/30/2015 by Stephen]


emr - 12/30/2015 at 08:41 PM

Happy Birthday to "The Left Arm of God." One of the most honorable men to every play the game - and for 5 years he belonged to The Jedi

[Edited on 12/31/2015 by emr]


Stephen - 12/31/2015 at 07:13 PM



"Winter Classic"??
There's not much classic about state of B's & Habs nowadays
One end of the rink will be where patrolled one of our best 3Bs -- Frank Malzone -- who passed away yesterday at 85

to see these two reeling squads trying to make plays -- on the same spot where Malzie ate up ground balls -- then grabbed a bat and belted 'em all over the park -- they should put bags over their heads when skating into the third base area -- let's go Bruins -- keep Malzie in mind

RIP Frank Malzone


Lee - 1/1/2016 at 01:21 PM


Lee - 1/1/2016 at 01:45 PM



Youngest player ever.


Lee - 1/1/2016 at 01:50 PM



Nellie Fox


Lee - 1/1/2016 at 01:54 PM


Stephen - 1/2/2016 at 02:25 PM

I don't know **** -- thought it was at Fenway, like before




RIP Howard Davis Jr. -- on a team w/Ray Leonard, Michael & Leon Spinks, Leo Randolph etc., was voted the top boxer in 1976 Olympics -- never did much as a pro but had the blazing hand speed/footwork in the Olympics -- gone too soon at age 59


Lee - 1/3/2016 at 12:54 PM

quote:
I don't know **** -- thought it was at Fenway, like before




Nothing good happens at Fenway.


Lee - 1/3/2016 at 12:55 PM

Take the Celtics and the points.


Lee - 1/3/2016 at 12:57 PM

Frank Malzone & Willie Mays


Stephen - 1/7/2016 at 05:24 PM

great one Lee of Frank tagging out the Say Hey Kid at Yankee Stadium at one of the 2 1960 All-Star Games -- they played 2 midsummer classics back then



it made little sense to anyone -- Frank Malzone, by all rights a career BoSox -- but played one last half-season in Calif. in 1966 -- then watched as his team the next season, w/Joe Foy playing his third base position, made their memorable run to the WS -- couldn't''ve been easy, he still had game, but he never should've ended up riding the pine in Calif........

[Edited on 1/7/2016 by Stephen]


Stephen - 1/7/2016 at 05:36 PM



....TC, same thing -- had his best year in 1970 w/36HR, I think 115 RBI -- not a great average, .255, but still a real good year
....then traded to Calif., where like his 1964-65 Sox teammate Malzone, his career ended after a half season -- no sense to it

today would have been Tony's 70th birthday -- the game of baseball lost one of its all time potential greats on that terrible Aug. 1967 night at Fenway -- the fastest to 100 career HR of anyone who ever played

Carl Yastrzemski was quoted on the cover of a biography about Tony from some 5-10 years ago -- paraphrasing, the quote was that, Given a full career in his native city of Boston, where his swing was tailor-made for Fenway, "Tony would have hit 500 home runs in his sleep"


[Edited on 1/7/2016 by Stephen]


gondicar - 1/15/2016 at 07:37 PM



Would have been 68 today.


Lee - 1/16/2016 at 12:04 PM



Elston Howard


Lee - 1/16/2016 at 12:10 PM



Thurman Munson & Carlton Fisk


Lee - 1/16/2016 at 12:11 PM



Bill Dickey


Lee - 1/16/2016 at 12:18 PM

And of course...


Lee - 1/16/2016 at 12:27 PM

What the heck, one more. Looks like Jorge in addition to his finger, is pointing a cigarette at a dugout.



BIGV - 1/16/2016 at 12:36 PM

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"Forever Blue"


Stephen - 2/18/2016 at 05:28 PM



Happy 80th birthday, Jim Brown
like Sandy Koufax retired in his prime in mid-1960s
& what a start to his movie career -- w/Raquel Welch (don't recall title) -- but all those early ones, like The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra etc
favorite early one, tick...tick...tick -- showed he could really act
favorite of all time, the must-have for all retro grouches -- Jim Brown teams up with:
(wah-wah guitar please) Richard Roundtree (Shaft);
Ron O'Neal (Superfly, he'll get ya bye & bye);
Fred Williamson, another NFL-turned actor;
a still foxy-looking Pam Grier (Foxy Brown)
& other greats
who get together to try to take back their former home town of Gary Indiana, now a run-down shell of its former self as it's become overrun by the warring Crips and Bloods gangs

well just wait till the old timers get to town (hehe)
it'd be no contender for an Oscah, but it's still a great one (from mid-1990s or so)

It wasn't just football -- he excelled in basketball, track, and especially lacrosse. As a Syracuse sophomore, he was the second leading scorer for the basketball team (15 ppg), and earned a letter on the track team. His junior year, he averaged 11.3 points in basketball, and was named a second-team All-American in lacrosse. His senior year, he was named a first-team All-American in lacrosse (43 goals in 10 games to rank second in scoring nationally).[7]

[Edited on 2/18/2016 by Stephen]


gondicar - 2/25/2016 at 01:57 PM



He was from my hometown of Northborough, MA and I was in Little League when he made it to the show. He got a heroes welcome when he came home after winning RoY in '76. Moved back to town and ran the family farm after his playing days, used to see him around a lot. He died in a nasty farming accident in 2009.

40 years ago: Fidrych opened eyes at spring training on his way to becoming “The Bird”


emr - 2/25/2016 at 10:48 PM

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He was from my hometown of Northborough, MA and I was in Little League when he made it to the show. He got a heroes welcome when he came home after winning RoY in '76. Moved back to town and ran the family farm after his playing days, used to see him around a lot. He died in a nasty farming accident in 2009.

40 years ago: Fidrych opened eyes at spring training on his way to becoming “The Bird”


What a magic summer that was; only rookie excitement to match was Vida Blue in 1971. And If you go by WAR the Bird should have bested Palmer for the Cy Young award


Lee - 2/26/2016 at 12:37 PM

Mark Fidrych. He started the very first MLB game I saw live which was at Tiger Stadium when my T-Ball team went. Saturday, August 21st, 1976 vs. the Twins. Fidrych pitched the entire 10 innings and lost 7-3. I had to look up some of the details but I do remember him giving up all seven runs and us losing.

My mom gave me all of $1.25 to spend as I wished. That was it. Even in 1976 that didn't go far. Had to learn budgeting/financial skills at an early age!

That was a remarkable summer to grow up living in the Detroit area and as bad as the Tigers were, every time Fidrych pitched, it was a major deal. The town was abuzz even in the midst of a lousy season. He started 29 games that year and finished 24 of them. Wonder why his career was so short? Never forgave Ralph Houk for throwing a 21-year old kid 250 innings but of course Houk was old school.

At any rate, he was one of my earliest influences and reasons on why I fell in love with baseball. I was very saddened when he passed.


heineken515 - 2/26/2016 at 12:40 PM

I went to a Indians game in the old Cleveland Stadium vs the Tigers, also as a kid.

I can't remember if The Bird pitched, I don't think he did, but afterwards I did get his autograph on a baseball.

Somehow I was near the bus, I saw him in his seat with a window open, I reached up and dropped the ball in, he returned it, signed.

I have no idea where that ball is today.


gondicar - 2/26/2016 at 01:12 PM

Love the stories about The Bird, thanks fellas. I think he still has his name one some of the pitching records at my high school.

In the mid 90s I went to a celebrity golf tournament fundraiser for The Jimmy Fund (Boston-based non-profit supporting pediatric cancer research and treatment) and Fidrych and '67 Cy Young winner Jim Lonborg were there. The evening before the tournament, they both put on their major leage unis and for a $20 donation you could take some batting practice swings against them. What such a huge thrill for me to stand in against The Bird. I told him I was from Northborough and wanted the whole treatment, so he made a couple of dirt piles on the mound, told the ball what to so, and threw a bunch of nice easy fast aka straight balls and let me get some confidence. Then he threw the hook, even told me it was coming to make sure I was ready for it, and I still couldn't get my bat within a foot of the ball, made me look stoopid...it was awesome.

Even through he was a working class guy after playing, it wasn't because he needed money, it's just who he was. A friend of mine who's older brother was a classmate and friend of Fidrych's told me that the Tigers took very good care of him in retirement, sounded like they went above and beyond.

Somewhere out there, there is an interview with Bill Lee and Fidrych together...unfortunately I can't seem to find it but those two together, as you might imagine, was hilarious.





[Edited on 2/26/2016 by gondicar]


Lee - 2/28/2016 at 10:36 PM


Lee - 2/28/2016 at 10:52 PM

Jack Morris' 1984 no hitter against The White Sux 1984.


alloak41 - 2/29/2016 at 02:42 AM

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Would have been 68 today.


Never seen this picture before...Great shot!


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:07 PM



98 years of age tomorrow, March 5
Milton Conrad Schmidt


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:13 PM



Patrice Bergeron last night pulled into an 8th-place tie with Terry O'Reilly on the B's all time scoring list


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:16 PM



also last night, Claude Julien, seen here w/Milt on his 95th birthday, pulled into a tie w/Art Ross for most wins in team history -- congrats coach Julien!!


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:21 PM



When they honored Milt on (I think it was) his 92nd birthday at the Garden, Milt, seen here way back when w/Cooney Weiland, told the crowd (paraphrasing/in so many words), "the spoked wheel and Bruins logo is the same as my family crest -- and I wouldn't have it any other way


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:26 PM



as GM, architect of the greatest deal/steal in history, that landed Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield, who with Bobby 4, Derek Sanderson etc gave rise to the greatest team of them all -- the 1967-72 "Big Bad Bruins
Happy Birthday tomorrow Milt!


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:32 PM


Stephen - 3/4/2016 at 04:47 PM



last one -- gotta include 77 too, this looks like it was prior to the memorable night when Raymond gave Phil Esposito Phil's #7 to be retired
Milt -- watta guy -- the greatest Bruin of them all -- 98 years old tomorrow -- Let's Go Bruins


gondicar - 4/21/2016 at 07:29 PM

Whether you like his music or not, no one could deny his immense talent. Damn.






[Edited on 4/21/2016 by gondicar]


Lee - 5/28/2016 at 10:46 AM




Buck O'Neil: I just bought a book and his autograph was in it. Pretty happy!


Lee - 6/21/2016 at 11:32 AM




Wes Parker


Lee - 6/21/2016 at 11:38 AM


Lee - 6/21/2016 at 11:48 AM


Lee - 6/21/2016 at 11:52 AM


gondicar - 6/28/2016 at 12:34 PM

Legends Buddy Ryan and Pat Summit gone on the same day.




Sang - 2/12/2018 at 05:21 AM





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