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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.

  1. Professional Baseball's First-Born Son?

    Anyone have any idea who was the first? 1840 or before?

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    03-11-05 08:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Question about Highlander owners

    A very learned historian on another board asked this about the former owners of the NY Highlanders: Anyone having info, please post and it'll be greatly appreciated. :) Thx.

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    03-10-05 11:24 PM Go to last post
  3. El Duque for the Hall

    I don't know where I should put this thread, but I was wondering how many people here think Orlando Hernandez could make the Hall of Fame. Combining the Cuban stats I could find with the American, he has 187 wins and 88 losses. I'm sure his ERA is low. Any chance the writers will look at his Cuban numbers and experience as one of the great Cuban ballplayers ever, combine it with his very good Major League years, and put him in alongside Martin Dihigo, generally considered the greatest Cuban...

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    03-04-05 09:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Babe's final attempt to manage ended with Boston Braves

    Babe fanned in sad final fling with Braves By Dick Heller The way it was

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    02-24-05 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Some old photos

    While looking through my memorabilia, I found these photos in an envelope at my parents house. I remember them from when I was younger, and one or two had my name and 3rd grade class on the back, so I must have used some for show and tell I guess. They are all press photos, some with captions. Some say "file photo" on the back, others had papers attached to them. The ones with info on the back (other than my name and class:)) have the backs scanned as well. All are actual photos on photo...

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    02-22-05 10:04 AM Go to last post
  6. 90 Year Old Buzzie Bavasi Reflects On His Life In Baseball

    Hall Of Fame baseball writer, Ross Newhan, interviews Buzzie Bavasi in today's LA Times. http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-bavasi19feb19,1,3234547.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger login:john3334 password:xd3332 Some highlights:

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    02-19-05 04:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Looking for a Paul O'Neill #21 Shirt

    I have been looking for a Paulie O'Neill #21 Yankees shirt for a long time, and I haven't been able to find it. I tried Ebay and I was unsuccessful. I have also gone to the shops across the street from the Stadium and no one has it. Help me out...it is a gift for my old man. He was a huge O'Neill fan.

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    02-19-05 04:29 PM Go to last post
  8. R.I.P. Nelson Briles

    Nelson Briles who won rings with the 67 Cardinals and the 71 Pirates passed away yesterday of a heart attack. He was just 61 years old. http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/Pbriln101.htm

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    02-15-05 07:03 PM Go to last post
  9. 303-150

    What would you give for a Yankee starter with that W/L record over a bunch of years? Well, that's the combined record in Pinstripes of southpaw Herb Pennock and fireballing righty Allie Reynolds, both born on this most fortuitous of Yankee days. The wily Ed Barrow knew he needed lefties for the House That Ruth Built, so he grabbed Pennock from Boston (the team from which he and The Babe had come) in time for the 1923 opener and never looked back. Reynolds ("Superchief") could throw it...

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    02-12-05 03:15 PM Go to last post
  10. One of 3 Ruth 1925 jerseys cut up into piece, put on baseball cards

    A buddy of mine on another board provided these links, which I'll admit are over 2 months old: http://www.donruss.com/dspNewsDetail.cfm?nid=10 http://espn.go.com/sportsbusiness/news/2003/1020/1642358.html and http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamCollectiblesDonruss/ruth.html

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    02-08-05 09:58 PM Go to last post
  11. 61* movie

    that was an awesome movie too. i wasnt' allowed to see all of it when it first came out cause of some parts in it, but now I can. it's awesome. i would've hated to be maris though when mantle was getting all the shout outs from everyone

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    01-30-05 10:38 PM Go to last post
  12. Luis Tiant signing with the Yankees in 1978

    Sorry this isn't a steroids related thread but... In Nov 1978 Luis Tiant signed with the Yankees - he'd been a Red Sox since 1971, and was there for all the Munson-Fisk, Fisk-Pinella, etc etc fights (and apparently cried after the 78 AL East playoff game). Not only did he sign with his team's arch-enemy, but it hasn't affected his legacy in Boston at all - but Boggs, Clemens, it did (Pedro it DEFINITELY would as well). Any reasons? Was it just because Steinbrenner gave him more money? He...

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    01-28-05 05:29 AM Go to last post
  13. Does anyone see a future in this card?

    Felix Hernandez... Beckett's top prospect... I just got his autograph in a box... and I don't really follow him... what do you think?

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    01-26-05 10:53 PM Go to last post
  14. "Ball Four", the TV show

    I watched the pilot of this short-lived '70s sitcom based on the book at the Museum of Television & Radio this afternoon, and, coming from someone who worships that book, can totally see why it flopped after like four episodes or something. The theme song, for one thing, really sucked. Most of the jokes -- which were definitely inspired by some of the ones in the book -- kind of fell flat. And since it essentially took place almost entirely within the clubhouse it didn't exactly move the way...

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    01-26-05 03:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Poll: Will Randy break Gators Yankees Strikeout Record

    Will Randy Johnson break Ron Guidry's Yankees single season strikeout record of 248

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    01-21-05 08:12 PM Go to last post
  16. 1/3: Anniversary of the babe to Ny

    As I saw today in the daily news, today is the anniversary that ruth was sold to the yanks. I guess this isn't as important, with the curse being broken. But still a good day in yankee history

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    01-20-05 06:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Ruth's parents

    Whatever happened to them? Since he was in St Mary's School for Boys, an orphanage, whatever happened to them? Thanks.

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    01-18-05 07:22 AM Go to last post
  18. Fleer Assorted Collectibles -- they slap logos on everything!

    In deference to this being a Yankees site ;) I've linked to the Yankees page of this Fleer site. My gosh, they will put a team logo on anything, won't they? http://www.fleercollectiblesstore.com/byProduct.asp?lg=MLB&prd=New+York+Yankees

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    01-12-05 06:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Has a Catcher ever lead his league in hitting?

    When was the last time this has happened? Ever? Torre played third his MVP season where he hit in the .370s, right?

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    01-06-05 09:40 PM Go to last post
  20. best second baseman in baseball history

    I know it's hard to consider who would be the best ever, as baseball eras are vastly different.....but if you had to pick ONE second baseman for your all-time best lineup, who would you pick?

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    01-02-05 05:29 PM Go to last post

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