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  1. Yogi Berra @ Roosevelt Field Mall in April

    Yogi Berra will be appearing at Hall of Heroes @ Roosevelt Field Mall 4/13 time still to be determined. The Hall of Heroes is a Steiner owned store and if you want an autograph from Yogi at that signing I'm sure you'll have to pay out the nose !! A little Yogi autograph tip: Mail a ball or whatever you want signed to the address provided at his official website and you'll only pay $25 !! http://www.yogi-berra.com/

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    02-09-02 04:37 PM Go to last post
  2. This Day in Baseball History - January 7

    "When I was a kid, I used to ride my bike around in the winter, with a glove hooked onto the handlebars. There was always snow around, but I wanted to be ready, just in case one of my friends had a ball." -BOB BUHL, Braves' pitcher (1953-62) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1924 The Indians trade catcher Steve O'Neill, second baseman Bill Wambsganns and pitcher Danny Boone to the Red Sox for first baseman George Burns, second baseman Chick...

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    02-07-02 07:44 AM Go to last post
  3. Happy Birthday....

    ...to the Big Guy who started it all.:) George Herman "Babe" Ruth turns 107 today. (Though on his terms he would really have been 108 tomorrow, because he didn't bother to change his birthday even when there was evidence to show that he was a year younger and a day older!)

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    02-06-02 07:43 PM Go to last post
  4. This Day in Baseball History - February 6

    "It ain't bragging if you can do it" -DIZZY DEAN, Pitcher (1930-41,47) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1934 Ford Frick, a New York news reporter and broadcaster, is named the NL's public relations director. 1935 Demanding a yearly salary of $25,000, Dizzy Dean becomes a holdout. The Cardinal ace will sign for $19,500 the following day. 1956 Supporting the Wagner-Cashmore plan to build a $30-million downtown Brooklyn sports...

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    02-06-02 06:37 AM Go to last post
  5. This Day in Baseball History - February 5

    "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world." -BABE RUTH, Hall of Famer (1914-35) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1931 Cub Hack Wilson, who set National League marks for home runs and RBIs the previous season, signs for $35,000. Wilson's RBI record is still standing today. 1934 Future all-time HR leader Hammerin' Hank Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama. 1935 The Yankees release 39-year old Babe Ruth. :(

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    02-05-02 03:42 PM Go to last post
  6. This Day in Baseball History - February 4

    "I believe in the Rip van Winkle theory - that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly." - BOWIE KUHN, Commissioner of Baseball (1969-84) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1861 Wearing ice skates, the champion Atlantics defeat the Charter Oak Club, 36-27 on a game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in South Brooklyn. 1909 Nineteenth century pitcher...

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    02-04-02 12:47 PM Go to last post
  7. Lou's bat & Yankee name

    I heard somewhere, and can't remember where, that someone who took the YS tour was told by the guid that the bat on the flag pole was one of Lou's bats that was treated(bronzed?) and put on top of the flag pole, the handle shows the wind direction. I also can't remember how the name "YANKEES" was chosen as the team name to replace "HIGHLANDERS". Am I getting old? say its not so. :gulp: :confused: :scared: :(

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    02-02-02 09:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Name a former Yankee who reminds you of Giambi...

    Baseball seems to have its cycles, and although the names change, I feel sometimes like the cast of characters is essentially the same. Before Mark Fidrych there was Ralph Terry and Dizzy Dean. Before Barry Bonds there was Reggie Jackson. I'm trying to think if there's a former Yankee in the Jason Giambi mold. A fun-loving, lefty-swinging, big-muscled first baseman? Bill "Moose" Skowron was a righty, and I don't know anything about his personality really... Anyone come to mind for you...

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    02-01-02 07:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Poll: Who was the first player ever inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame?

    This is a little trivia game. I know it's probably an easy one for you baseball history buffs, but it might be tough for the younger generation like me. So . . . Who was the first player ever inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame?

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    02-01-02 03:22 PM Go to last post
  10. Help me with a trivia question answer...

    Someone told me recently that there are only three pitchers who have pitched in TWO World Series Game Sevens. I can name two of them. Can anyone name all three? -ctan

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    01-31-02 05:02 PM Go to last post
  11. This Day in Baseball History - January 31

    "Do what you love to do - and give it your very best. Whether it's a business, or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it." -AL LOPEZ, White Sox manager (1958-1969) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1959 Former Red Sox Joe Cronin signs a seven-year deal to become the American League president. 1961 Houston voters approve financing for a domed stadium...

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    01-31-02 08:01 AM Go to last post
  12. Famous Baseball Quotes...Who Said That? - Round 2

    Well.. i'll forever be better at asking these than answering them. These are all from my MLB 2001 desk calendar.. A few gimmies first 1) "David Cone is in a class by himself with three or four other players." George Steinbrenner (Sash) 2) "He wants Texas back." (I think this was mentioned on this site recently) Tommy Lasorda (Sash), on 1982 contract negotiations with Mexican-born Cy Young Award-winner Fernando Valenzuela 3) Who said - "I swing at everything anyway." when his team...

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    01-31-02 07:32 AM Go to last post
  13. This Day in Baseball History - January 30

    "Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the street." - YOGI BERRA, Yankee catcher (1946-63) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1919 During World War I, unable to get in touch with their manager Christy Mathewson, who is in France serving in the army, the Reds hire Pat Moran. The former Phillies skipper leads Cincinnati to a World Championship. 1953 Peter J. McGovern becomes the Little League's first...

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    01-30-02 12:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Neiman's Yankees, and others

    I love Leroy Neiman, here's a few of his Yankees and a few others.

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    01-30-02 09:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Famous Baseball Quotes...Who Said That?

    Okay, I've been inspired by Chris' questions in the endless trivia thread and ansky's thread on famous quotes...try not to cheat lol...some of these are easy!! :D 1."Baseball is the only thing besides the paper clip that hasn't changed." Bill Veeck (Chris) 2."Everyday is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is. With a new game every day. And that's the way baseball is." Bob Feller (Gehrig)

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    01-29-02 10:57 AM Go to last post
  16. This Day in Baseball History - January 29

    "You gotta be a man to pay baseball for a living, but you got to have a lot of little boy in you." -ROY CAMPANELLA, Dodger catcher (1948-57) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1957 Due to the start of coast to coast travel, major league baseball considers a plan creating a player pool to be used in the event of a plane crash. 1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an early morning auto accident on Long Island. 1958 Stan...

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    01-29-02 08:38 AM Go to last post
  17. Ted Williams Released From Hospital

    ESPN reports Teddy Ballgame was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. He will be staying with family and receiving dialysis treatment. Thoughts and prayers are with him.

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    01-29-02 08:35 AM Go to last post
  18. This Day in Baseball History - January 28

    "I'm going to write a book, How to Make a Small Fortune in Baseball- you start with a large fortune." -RULY CARPENTER, Phillies owner (1973-81) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1953 Cardinal owner, Fred Saigh, is found guilty of income tax evasion and is sentenced to a fifteen-month jail term. 1958 The Tigers trade Jim Finigan and $25,000 to the Giants for Gail Harris and Ozzie Virgil. 1961 The International League Board of...

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    01-28-02 07:29 AM Go to last post
  19. If your interested in baseball nostalgia........

    I have an interesting site that I just discovered and perhaps some of you are already aware of. It's called, thedeadballera.com and has unusual information about ballplayers over the past 100 years. It even includes places they are buried, how they died, and tributes to many of them like Babe Ruth and Thurman Munson. Try it!

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    01-27-02 09:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Who am I photo trivia

    We all know who the big dude is on the right...Who is the Yankee on the left ?

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    01-26-02 06:38 PM Go to last post

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