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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Philadelphia Athletics pix

    Collins, of the Philadelphia Athletics, running toward third base during a World Series game between the National League's Chicago Cubs and the American League's Philadelphia Athletics played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1910 The crowd of spectators sitting in the two tiers of the grandstand and bleachers during a World Series game between the National League's Chicago Cubs and the American League's Philadelphia Athletics played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia,...

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    09-13-04 05:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Boston/Milwaukee Braves pix

    I'll just post a few from various teams (in separate threads, of course), to see how the reaction is. Enjoy all.

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    09-13-04 05:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Best Yankee Pitching Performance in one year.(Vote)

    Who from these Five pitchers in the yankee organization who in your mind had the best pitching performance ever for a Yankee. 1961 Whitey Ford 25-4 in 39 Games 3.21 ERA 209 K's 2-0 in 2 games in world series 1904 Jack Chesbro 41-12 in 56 Games 1.82 Era and 239 K's 1975 Catfish Hunter 23-14 in 39 Games 2.58 Era and 177 K's 1978 Ron Guidry 25-3 in 35 Games 1.74 ERA 248 K's and A world series victory

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    09-13-04 12:39 PM Go to last post
  14. When Montreal was trading Pedro ...

    Who were they asking the Yankees to send them, and who were the Yanks offering? I keep hearing that they'd wanted Jorge and Mo. Forgive me, but who did Boston send their way?

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    09-04-04 06:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Gene "Stick" Michael, when George was suspended

    Does anyone have a list of all the guys he'd drafted during that time? Someone mentioned this to me, but other than the obvious guys (Jeter, Mo, Doza, Andy, Jorge and Bernie), who are some others? I'm also curious as to the exact years that George was suspended over the Howard Spira thing, since this would let me know how long these guys had a chance to develop in the system w/o being traded (as usual). Thanks. :)

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    09-02-04 11:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Bad Yankees trades over time nothing before 1996

    I just heard we traded Westbrook and Zach Day to the Indians for Justice and Ted Lilly to the A's and Pena to detroit and Weaver to us is another bad one. And don't bring up what ifs like if we didn't trade lilly for weaver we would have no brown.

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    09-01-04 12:10 PM Go to last post
  17. Baseball Cards

    Does anyone collect game used/autos. They are the recent new fad with cards, ive got quite a few of them. First it was Refractors now its game used. Just wondering if anyone collects them also. I'll post my collection sometime. (just started collecting them, it's not that great of a collection but its ok)

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    09-01-04 02:15 AM Go to last post
  18. Thank You, Mr. Ned Martin

    His distinct tenor, reassuring and cerebral, was the second-most heard male voice of my childhood. Only my father’s fixed baritone surpassed his as the soundtrack of my years growing up in the greater Boston area. For thirty-two summers - with discernible sagacity and style - Ned Martin served as the principal voice of the Boston Red Sox. In an age where humility and grace slowly receded from our national character, Martin’s modesty and elegance separated him from a host of other...

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    08-30-04 04:02 PM Go to last post
  19. 1 Player Strands 12 Runners On Base In One Game

    ARod’s recent woes take a back seat to the futility of Chicago Cubs' Glenn Beckert on September 16, 1972 at Wrigley Field. For Beckert it wasn’t exactly “..just another Saturday …”http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/excerpts/records_registry15.stm

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    08-28-04 10:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Take Me Out To The Ballpark...

    I happened to trip over this website in my web travels on shift work very early this morning and thought some members might enjoy it. http://popularmechanics.com/science/sports/2002/6/ballpark/index.phtml Oddly, it’s a “Popular Mechanics” magazine series about the some of the mechanics of baseball. It includes a few articles written by Jim Kaat and “links” to the following neat stuff: The Mechanics Of Baseball Baseball's New Baseball An Improved Catcher's Mask The Mechanics Of A...

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    08-27-04 12:20 PM Go to last post

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