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  posted on 2/17/2019 at 08:57 PM
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3. Don Drysdale


Drysdale was a great pitcher; but Koufax and Gibson each dominated two WS during that decade. They were a league above (and yes the Giants didn't play them in the WS)

 

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  posted on 2/18/2019 at 04:23 PM
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3. Don Drysdale


Drysdale was a great pitcher; but Koufax and Gibson each dominated two WS during that decade. They were a league above (and yes the Giants didn't play them in the WS)


Well yes, they weren't in the same league of course so they wouldn't have played in The WS. Gibson had two great WS in '67 & "68. (Also a good one in '64) I think. He won one in '67 and lost to Mickey Lolich and the Tigers in '68. Both great series. Wish I had been old enough to see him.

 

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  posted on 2/19/2019 at 01:28 PM
Still remember watching Gibson in the 1968 WS when he broke Koufax's single game K record. They flashed it on the scoreborad; Tim McCarver walked from behing the plate to point it out to Gibson. I thought Gibson was going to kill him for interrupting the game

Remember; we are talkingabout ago who pitched to a few more batters AFTER a Clement line drove fractured his leg

 

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  posted on 2/19/2019 at 04:14 PM
Well the Machado sweepstakes is over. I didn't think anyone would get a 10-year deal, money aside. If you think about it, teams aren't paying for $30mm worth of production a year over the term of the contract. They HAVE to know they aren't going to get that on the back end.

Think Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Juan Gonzalez another one.

 

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  posted on 2/19/2019 at 04:17 PM
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Still remember watching Gibson in the 1968 WS when he broke Koufax's single game K record. They flashed it on the scoreborad; Tim McCarver walked from behing the plate to point it out to Gibson. I thought Gibson was going to kill him for interrupting the game

Remember; we are talkingabout ago who pitched to a few more batters AFTER a Clement line drove fractured his leg


McCarver has some funny stories about him trying to go to the mound when Gibson was pitching. Gibby wanted no part of the catcher coming out to see him.

 

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  posted on 2/19/2019 at 04:43 PM
RIP Don Newcombe, age 92.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/don-newcombe-brooklyn-dodgers-pitching -sensation-dies-age-92-n973261

 

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Still remember watching Gibson in the 1968 WS when he broke Koufax's single game K record. They flashed it on the scoreborad; Tim McCarver walked from behing the plate to point it out to Gibson. I thought Gibson was going to kill him for interrupting the game

Remember; we are talkingabout ago who pitched to a few more batters AFTER a Clement line drove fractured his leg


McCarver has some funny stories about him trying to go to the mound when Gibson was pitching. Gibby wanted no part of the catcher coming out to see him.


One time McCarver went out to the mound and Gibson told him to leave; that the only thing he knew about good pitching waas that he couldn't hit it.

My favorite Gibby quote is from Dusty Baker:

ď(Hank Aaron told me) ĎDonít dig in against Bob Gibson, heíll knock you down. Heíd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Donít stare at him, donít smile at him, donít talk to him. He doesnít like it. If you happen to hit a home run, donít run too slow, donít run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, donít charge the mound, because heís a Gold Glove boxer.í Iím like, ĎDamn, what about my 17-game hitting streak?í That was the night it ended.Ē
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  posted on 2/26/2019 at 06:12 PM
Here's a listing from Bleacher Report of the Top 30 Most Feared Pitchers of all time.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/986713-30-most-feared-pitchers-of-all-t ime#slide1
Of course Gibson is #1. Even scarier for Willie Mays was when Gibson once visited his home and Mays saw that Gibson was wearing glasses. Mays comment to Gibson, "You're gonna kill some one out there."

[Edited on 2/26/2019 by dzobo]

 

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  posted on 2/26/2019 at 06:35 PM
Rare gem that I recently ran across. Complete TV broadcast of the dramatic seventh game of the tightly contested 1952 World Series between the Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Call is by Mel Allen and Red Barber. All Star performers include Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider and PeeWee Reese for the Dodgers and Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Johnny Mize and Phil Rizutto for the Yankees. Billy Martin is the Yankees second baseman and makes the critical defensive play of the series. Amazing once again to see an era where power hitters deliberately go to the opposite field to knock in a run (Mize) and for one to even lay down a bunt single (Campanella). A twenty year old Mickey Mantle hits his second World Series homer (the first occurring the previous day). Great stuff for a true lover of the game. Jackie Robinson has some nasty at bats and creates a bit of havoc on the bases in one of the very few times he can be seen performing throughout an entire game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZnPQnxO9U&t=9599s

If you don't have the time to watch here is the boxscore and play by play listing. Not much happens during the first three innings.

https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1952/B10070BRO1952.htm

 

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  posted on 2/27/2019 at 01:20 PM
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Here's a listing from Bleacher Report of the Top 30 Most Feared Pitchers of all time.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/986713-30-most-feared-pitchers-of-all-t ime#slide1
Of course Gibson is #1. Even scarier for Willie Mays was when Gibson once visited his home and Mays saw that Gibson was wearing glasses. Mays comment to Gibson, "You're gonna kill some one out there."

[Edited on 2/26/2019 by dzobo]


What I found interesting about this article was what the writer omitted. I thought this article meant that it was about being scared to step into the batter's box against the pitcher, not a pitcher you couldn't hit.

The first one that caught my eye was Marichal. How could he leave this out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffTxD3EJawY

Funny thing to me about this is the fact that I think they became friends afterwords. And I liked how Koufax was right in the mix of this.

Nobody worried about Gaylord Perry.

Sabathia? Really? Who's scared of him?

Carl Mays wasn't an imposing player. He unfortunately just hit a guy in the head before they wore helmets.

Steve Carlton's nickname was "Lefty". What's scary about that?

Bob Feller. He left out his nickname "Rapid Robert".

Sandy Koufax. He seems to have missed the fact that Koufax was so wild he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn when he came up.

Sal Maglie. His nickname was "The Barber" because he threw so close to hitters.

I'll give him Bob Gibson.

Guess I am nitpicking but just my thoughts.








 

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  posted on 2/27/2019 at 04:25 PM
2- marichals attack on roseboro probably cost the giants a ws appearance that year

2- you miss the significance of Carlton. Nickname. There were a whole bunch of lefthanders but only on lefty. Kind of like calling Steven curry trey. Carlton May have had the best slider of all time. His martial arts workouts ( including doing workouts immersed in rice) were legendary and kept him injury free into his 40s were legendary

3- Nolan Ryan wasnít human. No other explanation. By far not the greatest pitcher but a cyborg

 

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2- you miss the significance of Carlton. Nickname. There were a whole bunch of lefthanders but only on lefty. Kind of like calling Steven curry trey. Carlton May have had the best slider of all time. His martial arts workouts ( including doing workouts immersed in rice) were legendary and kept him injury free into his 40s were legendary




My point. Nobody was afraid of getting hit by him. Mostly what he threw was a nasty curve ball. I thought the article was about having to step into the batter's box against someone you might be afraid of.

Even Ryan like you said. As hard as he threw, he still had good off speed pitches.

Maddux is another one. He didn't throw that hard but he had such great control. Boy was he great in the early and mid 90s.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2019 at 11:13 AM
Go Giants!

 

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  posted on 2/28/2019 at 04:42 PM
Harper to the Phils for 13 years and no opt out clauses. Wow! Glad I'm not a Philly fan. I just don't think he's worth it.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2019 at 04:44 PM
Large humans wearing eyeglasses while pitching always seemed scary and intimidating. Ryne Duren is properly noted, particularly as he was so wild. The other one that comes to mind is Dodger reliever Eric Gagne, particularly after learning that he was also 'roided up.

 

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  posted on 3/7/2019 at 03:56 PM
The over / unders are out. My two teams are Cubs 88.5 and the Tiggers 68.5.


I'm taking the over on both. Can the Tiggers be THAT bad???

 

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  posted on 3/7/2019 at 07:22 PM
Perhaps Miggy will come back strong and key an improved Tigers team
Sad news about Tom Seaver tho -- his dementia will keep him from participating in this summer's 50th anniversary of the Mets' "Ya Gotta Believe" World Series team -- watta hurler

 

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  posted on 3/8/2019 at 12:23 AM
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The over / unders are out. My two teams are Cubs 88.5 and the Tiggers 68.5.


I'm taking the over on both. Can the Tiggers be THAT bad???




Let's hope so ................

 

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The over / unders are out. My two teams are Cubs 88.5 and the Tiggers 68.5.


I'm taking the over on both. Can the Tiggers be THAT bad???




Let's hope so ................



You want the Cubs to win about 90 games?

 

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Perhaps Miggy will come back strong and key an improved Tigers team
Sad news about Tom Seaver tho -- his dementia will keep him from participating in this summer's 50th anniversary of the Mets' "Ya Gotta Believe" World Series team -- watta hurler


Improved? The Tiggers? They are a mess. If you fielded a team of guys they have cut loose the last several years, you'd have a good team. Granderson, Verlander, Kyle Farnsworth, Porcello, Scherzer (well, that was on him), Fielder, Kinsler, J.D. Martinez! Heck, they even got rid of their GM, Dombrowski.


And yes indeed the news about Seaver is sad. I'm too young to know him on the Mets. I remember him on The Big Red Machine in Cincy.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2019 at 11:32 PM
You just can't make this stuff up --
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said RHP Joe Kelly, who was scratched from his scheduled appearance Wednesday night, will throw lightly on Friday and hopes to get in a game in a couple of days.

Kelly felt tightness in his back on Wednesday. Roberts said Kelly told him he hurt his back when he stood too long cooking Cajun food.
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There are other pretty funny stories along those lines. One guy got hurt carrying dog food in his driveway. I think one hurt his back while sneezing. And didn't Kershaw say he hurt his back because the Dodgers had to fly back from Australia a few years ago? Flight was too long and he tightened up or something.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2019 at 12:38 PM
When a back is ready to go it goes. I had surgery 15 years ago. Sure it was from years of sports; yet the final straw was twisting doing a minor task

kind of feel silly at PT when the guys around you are saying "I got hurt sacking the QB" while you are saying "I waas putting up curtains"

 

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  posted on 3/17/2019 at 02:45 PM
I bet on two teams to win the A.L. Central. Cleveland should win it of course but I liked the odds on The White Sux and The Tiggers. Sux are 75-1 and Detroit is 250-1. Highly doubt either will win it (especially Detroit) but what the hell? Couple bucks on each.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2019 at 08:25 AM
If you can find it / order it wherever you live, The Chicago Tribune has a really cool baseball preview in today's Sunday paper. It's worth the cost of the paper by itself. They digest every team and the leagues. Granted there are tilts toward the Flubs and the White Sux but it is still cool. Better than paying $15 or $20 on one of those spring training magazines that are on every newsstand.

 

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