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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  1. i have an auto helmet--wang-cano-phillips ...

    Deleted the helmet, do to a misunderstanding--kj

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    10-15-04 10:50 PM Go to last post
  2. R.I.P. Johnny Sturm

    Johnny Sturm whose one year in the bigs was as a member of the 1941 World Champs passed away on 10/8. http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/Psturj101.htm

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    10-15-04 04:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Yankee Rooms

    Who has one??

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    10-15-04 04:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Bobby Richardson Story

    One of my alltime favorite Yankees! http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/sports/9211758.htm

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    10-15-04 07:54 AM Go to last post
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    10-13-04 12:42 PM Go to last post
  5. Card collector's question

    I recently bought a box of Upper Deck Etchings. In the box I got 4 autographs among them were 2 Ken Griffey,Jr. They were identical except for the serial numbers. I traded one of them even up for a 1996 Leaf Signature Series (gold) autograph of Mariano Rivera. The gold issue was limited to 500 autographs and is not numbered. The Griffey is serial numbered 1231 of 1629. Does anyone have an opinion on the deal I made? Thanks.

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    10-12-04 05:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Bob Gibson

    Do you think Bob Gibson had one of the best seasons post world war 2 in baseball, He posted a 1.12 Era in the 1968 season, sinsce 1914. 22 wins in 34 games started, and 268 strike outs.

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    10-07-04 09:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Mind-blowing statistics of the past...

    Will White: in 1879, pitched 680 innings in 76 games (75 starts), with a 1.99 ERA and 43 wins Nap Lajoie: .426 batting averege in 1901 (played 135 games, had 544 at-bats) Ed Walsh: 1.82 career ERA (14 seasons) Walter Johnson: 110 career shut-outs

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    10-07-04 07:41 PM Go to last post
  8. Speaking of Yankee announcer Jim Kaat....

    Why isn't he in the Hall of Fame? He played for 25 years often with weak teams and yet had a overall record of 283-237. He also had three years where he won 20 or more games and had a life time era of 3.45. I know he didn't play often in post season games, but I have a feeling that there are plenty of pitchers in the Hall who don't have his credentials!

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    10-04-04 04:40 PM Go to last post
  9. 50th Anniversary of Willie Mays "The Catch"

    Well, this day, 50 years ago is where Willie Mays, the Say Hey kid, made a over the shoulder catch in the old Polo Grounds during the 1954 World Series. "The Catch" by Willie Mays in CF. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1891275

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    09-30-04 05:58 PM Go to last post
  10. Anyone remember this thread?

    So many of us weighed in on this photo -- we spent days and weeks trying to come up with the answer, but try as we might, we couldn't figure out who the infamous "guy on the left" was. Well, today, finally, I think I have an answer. I was browsing through ebay and I came across a picture of an old 1938 Yankees World Series program, with cutout headshots of each of the major players. I got all excited because recognized "the guy" right away as the one in that picture, but did a websearch just...

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    09-29-04 11:46 AM Go to last post
  11. Yogi Berra Day in 1959

    I never realized that they had Yogi Berra day in 1959, wich was several years befor Yogi actually retired. Here's an intersting picture of Yogi and the gifts he received on his day.

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    09-28-04 10:59 PM Go to last post
  12. If you could create the all time starting rotation?

    The all-time 5 man starting rotation. S. Koufax N. Ryan B. Feller W. Ford B. Ruth

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    09-27-04 08:19 AM Go to last post
  13. Yankees in struggling times

    Can somebody explain to me the Yankees' demise in the mid-60's to early 70's, and then again in the late 80's? I didn't start following baseball seriously until 1990 when I was twelve years old, and I am just curious as to how the Yankees dominated for so long, only to have strings of losing seasons at these times in their history. I am especially interested in how the hell they hit rock-bottom with a 67-95 record in 1990. WTF? They had some really good years in the 80's. Was it bad...

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    09-26-04 09:35 AM Go to last post
  14. Dusty Baker's Minor League Playing Career

    Maybe someone can settle this bet for me. My sister bet me 10 bucks that Dusty at one time or another played for Syracuse in the International League. I say he played for the Richmond Braves. He went up to the Atlanta Braves in September '68 and remained there for several seasons. Seems like a slam dunk too me, but I can't find a site that has his minor leaugue history to verify that he didn't (for some reason) appear with the Syracuse Chiefs- longtime AAA farm team for the Yanks. Help?

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    09-19-04 07:54 AM Go to last post
  15. Washington Senators pix

    Patsy Donovan, Washington Senators- 1904 (Albert L.) Beany Jacobson, pitcher for Washington Senators- 1905 Barney Wolfe, pitcher, Washington Senators- 1905

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    09-18-04 04:06 PM Go to last post
  16. Poll: newly purchased 66 mantle

    i just purchased a 1966 mantle card for 150 dollers i think i got a good deal dose anyone else think so

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    09-17-04 10:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Moooose Bars...

    Man I collect everything... this morning I purchased a box of Mussina candybars... You would never guess it but these things go like hotcakes in the future... anyone ever see these...

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    09-17-04 05:45 PM Go to last post
  18. RIP Hal Reniff

    Just saw on Baseball Almanac that Hal Reniff passed away last week. He was 66 and pitched for the Yanks from 61-67 before finishing up his career with the Mets. http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/Prenih101.htm

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    09-16-04 01:22 PM Go to last post
  19. When El Duque signed in '98

    I noticed a month ago that his first game was in June, against TB I think. It was a "Yankee Classic" on YES. Did he sign after the season started? Was he sent to the pen after signing on? Thx.

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    09-14-04 06:15 PM Go to last post

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