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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 03:19 PM
Sad day to be a Tiger fan.

https://sports.yahoo.com/tigers-legend-al-kaline-dead-at-85-200253458.html

 

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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 03:27 PM
The youngest player to lead the league in ...BA I think? His rookie year was 1955 - trivia sticks with me (hope Iím right )

Sad day indeed for Detroit fans & all of baseball - career Tiger, unquestionably an all time great
RIP, Al Kaline

 

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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 04:47 PM
Batting average is correct. Off the top of my head I want to say it was in 1954 and he was only 20. Growing up in the Detroit area I met him several times. Great guy. Never played in the minor leagues. Wonderful ambassador for the Tigers and MLB.

 

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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 05:01 PM
RIP Mr Kaline, a classic Hall Of Famer and person. I make 4 hour trips to the hall of fame because of players and people like him. Class and Baseball all the way. God Bless

 

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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 05:15 PM
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Sad day to be a Tiger fan.

https://sports.yahoo.com/tigers-legend-al-kaline-dead-at-85-200253458.html

Man, just when you thought the baseball season couldn't get any worse this happens. Kaline and Harwell, two of the classiest guys to ever grace Detroit. No one can ever replace them.

 

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  posted on 4/6/2020 at 05:52 PM
If or when the season begins, Iíll be rooting for top Tiger Miguel Cabrera (11 years) to have the same kind of season w/the end of his career near (turns 37 next week), that Al did near the end of his, at the same age - .313 BA in 1972

You had that right Lee, it was 1954
*later edit - he was a 2nd year player when he won that BA in 1955 - rookie year, 1954 - I always thought he was a rookie when he set that record

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  posted on 4/8/2020 at 04:06 PM
46th anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all time home run record.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2020 at 10:20 AM
My first baseball glove was a Rawlings "Al Kaline" autograph model. i used that glove just about
to High School. I finally had to upgrade but man did i love that thing. RIP Al Kaline

 

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  posted on 4/11/2020 at 03:45 PM
Just watched A League of Their Own. One of my favorite baseball movies ever.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2020 at 07:54 PM
Did anyone see this?

I did a LOL when I read it.

https://sports.yahoo.com/jeopardy-contestant-thinks-babe-ruth-broke-basebal ls-color-barrier-005708988.html

 

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  posted on 4/19/2020 at 07:35 AM
So recently I've watched A League of Their Own as I mentioned, The Natural (never liked that movie but there a lot of good actors in it), Bull Durham, The Jackie Robinson Story, The Sandlot, Little Big League (I love that movie) and a few documentaries on the 1968 & 1984 Tigers.

I want to see Fear Strikes Out with Anthony Perkins & Karl Malden. Need to find that one. Would also like to watch Major League for the millionth time. I could recite the entire script.

 

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  posted on 4/21/2020 at 06:08 PM
A day late, but guess Iíll mention - April 20, 1912 - when it all began
In 11 innings, the Sox beat the Yankees 7-6 in the first game at Fenway Park

Was a great deal of excitement, but the opening of the new ballpark took a back seat as shock waves hit both sides of the Atlantic as word gradually reached shore that 5 days b4, the supposedly unsinkable Titanic had gone to the bottom on her maiden voyage - chitchat among fans at the brand new state of the art stadium was as much about the emerging details of the wreck from survivors, who had reached NY 2 days b4 on the rescue ship Carpathia, as it was on the ballgame

ChiSox fans certainly know this date tho (April 21)
Philip Humber
In 2012, his first-ever complete game is a perfecto, 27 up, 27 down in a 4-0 win over Seattle

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  posted on 4/23/2020 at 06:15 PM
J.T Watkins. Poor video operator for the Red Sox gets punished but nobody else. I read the guy made $70k a year and he was the punishment. Kind of doubt he was in charge of whatever they did.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2020 at 06:36 AM
I was looking at some stuff the other day and I saw the election year for the HOF. I got to thinking about the best class ever inducted. I don't think anything could be better than the first in 1936: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth.

I didn't look it up but I think the best after that I can recall was 1999: George Brett, Nolan Ryan, Robin Yount.

Are there some comparable ones?

 

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  posted on 4/24/2020 at 08:01 AM
Yes hard to top that first class - Cy Young, Connie Mack, Christy Mathewson (posthumously) as well (didnít google
......Johnny Bench & Yaz In 1989 - surely others

 

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  posted on 4/24/2020 at 08:38 AM
Not to sound like a no it all but Connie Mack & Cy Young didn't make the first go around. Why? Who knows but I think they should have been.

Bench / Yaz is a good one! Brings back memories of being a kid. I have a baseball card of them being honored on it.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2020 at 05:07 PM
Thanks - trivia doesnít come to me as automatically as it used to : oldman: - - yep I woulda bet on it!! That 1999 class is stellar alright, good one - gottagivit the nod over Bench/Carl

Plus you did mention Big Six - my bad

Only read just now that Hank Steinbrenner passed away recently - very sad to hear

April 24, 1917 was a great day in Yankee history - George Mogridge no hit the Sawx 2-1 - 1st no no in NYY history, also the first ever thrown at Fenway

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  posted on 4/28/2020 at 08:48 AM
Cape Cod League canceled itís season a few days ago - NECBL is still a go so far -
if things still status quo by Memorial Day wknd or so, guessing no 2020 MLB

Who could forget it tho - an occurrence so bizarre it could be on the weather thread too
Jim Martin
On This Day, 1950
Catcher for the Pampa Oilers - they were in a Class C West Texas-New Mexico League game at Blue Sox Stadium in Abilene

...when Martin, who was behind the plate, was struck by a bolt of lightning and knocked unconscious

It knocked his catcherís mask 20 feet beyond the pitcherís mound

How the batter & ump werenít struck is a phenomenon all its own
But even more so, not only did Jim recover, he was suited up & ready to play The Next Night!!
He shouldíve been a permanent case study as an example of the human brain & body b4 & after a lightning rearrangement
It all reads like fiction I know

 

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  posted on 4/28/2020 at 03:10 PM
Happy birthday David Krejci, 34 - fourteen years w/the club, so tied w/Zdeno in tenure - Kruger 9 yrs, Brad M 11 yrs, Tuukka 13, David & Z 14 - all looking up at Patrice, who With Any Luck will, I mean would, be entering his 17th season this fall

Every winger David has played with - and there have been a lot of them, from Milan Lucic & Nathan Horton right thru to Heinen, DeBrusk et al today - have come away better players b/c of Davidís deft dekes, peerless playmaking & always being in the right place

He was as cranked as anyone about how the season ended - the boys were really on top of it & had a solid chance shortchanged - but so did everyone I guess

All anyone wants is for David & this team of great veterans & a great coach, back on the sheet - itís still 4 months away, they should plan Now to open the season per normal, then monitor it thru summer

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  posted on 4/28/2020 at 04:11 PM
Segueing back to bball thread via previous birthday angle
Spahnie - the greatest lefty ever
Yep, On This Day
Five days after his 40th birthday, became 2nd oldest to throw a no hitter
Opposition? Merely the Say Hey Kid, Stretch, Chacha, Harvey Kuenn, Felipe Alou & the power-laden SF Giants
Their own LHP, Sam ďToothpick SamĒ Jones was sharp that day too - 5 hitter, 10 Ks
the Braves got a 1st inning run & thatís all Warren needed as he faced the minimum 27 batters in a 1-0 win -
the only older hurler? - he too was 41, so older by a few months - yep you guessed it - Cy Young

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  posted on 4/28/2020 at 04:47 PM
Warrenís gem was back page news at the time, along w/everything else
The previous week, invading US military forces had been chewed up & spit out during a botched coup attempt on the island of Cuba

The plan, which had been hatched by the CIA during the Ike administration, called for a batallion of 1,400 troops to be landed at the Bay of Pigs, on the islandís southern tip, and start a popular uprising leading to Fidel Castroís regime overthrown

It was a disaster
Unexpected coral reefs sank some of our ships as they reached shore
Backup paratroopers landed in the wrong places
Worst of all, a radio station on the beach - which the agencyís recon team had failed to spot - got wind of the invasion & broadcast every detail to listeners across Cuba

So that, men who did reach shore got no further as they were met by a hail of gunfire
The batallion surrendered less than 24 hrs later - 114 dead, 1,200+, prisoners
They were released the following year, at the cost of $50M and medical supplies to Cuba

So the country was still reeling & chafing under the humiliation of this god awful event at the time of Spahnieís gem

OK Perfessor, letís go Sox

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  posted on 4/28/2020 at 05:43 PM
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Spahnie - the greatest lefty ever


[Edited on 4/28/2020 by Stephen]


Hmm. Greatest ever? I will have to look into this and think about it. He is definitely on the short list.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2020 at 12:56 AM
- heís at the top of mine - NYY southpaws Whitey Ford and Andy Pettitte had great careers

Same great Orioles sidewinders Dave McNally & Mike Cuellar

None, or others I looked up (Cliff Lee, Mel Parnell, also for kicks & grins, Vinegar Bend Mizell etc) approach Warren tho - same imo w/Sandy K - 2 very different careers

Lefty? Yes Steve Carlton gives Warren a run for his money - short still imho - heck even Sudden Sam himself, boyhood hero/fireballing Indians immortal Sam McDowell canít touch Spahnie

No hurler from either side had at 42 the kind of season Warren had in 1963 - 23-7 - watta guy

Feel like am overlooking someone somewhere along the line (Jamie Moyer? hehe)

Fun trying to think of names - good brain barometer - ďah so thatís itĒ

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  posted on 4/29/2020 at 11:14 AM
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Nope, was a dope to hope:shaddap: - NECBL season scotched - it figured to happen
Radio just now said economy is going to go very bad over next 4-6 months

 

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  posted on 4/29/2020 at 06:12 PM
Okay Stephen - When I first saw your post, a few came to my head: Sandy Koufax from the same era and Steve Carlton. I am a sucker for old time players so I have always liked reading about Carl Hubbell, The Meal Ticket. What a nickname. Along those lines, Lefty Grove.

For more recent ones, Tom Glavine. Kicking myself for not going to his 300th win game at Wrigley, which I could have. Randy Johnson from the same genre.

Having said that, I won't argue with Spahn. Still like Hubbell though.

 

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