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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph signings website

    For those of you who are interested in memorabilia shows (not just baseball) for the entire country this is the best website that I have seen. www.signingshotline.com

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    12-23-16 08:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Great Baseball Photos (George H. Ruth's collection)

    One of our newer forumers offered to share some photos, but didn't have enough posts to start a new one. Babe, this thread's for you -- post away. :)

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    12-17-16 07:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph Alert Website

    Hey folks...This is a great website for autograph news. They've also been exposing the falacies of the third party authenticators claiming to be the "industry leading experts" such as JSA, GAI, PSA/DNA and others... http://www.autographalert.com/news.html Very good info!! Here is one of their recent news items... <DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif"><CENTER><DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">Wasting Money On The So-Called <DT style="FONT-FAMILY:...

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    03-01-12 12:38 PM Go to last post
  1. Who am I?

    I've played for New York, Detroit and Minnesota teams. I also spent a lot of time playing in Newark and even Tennessee, and also out of this country. I was born in Virginia a long time ago. I turned twenty in my first season of pro ball. I batted and threw right-handed. Some have called me diminutive. I was kind of bow-legged but that didn't matter ... cause many people think I was one of the best defensive third basemen in the history baseball - in any league. I was kind of flashy out...

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    04-06-18 08:22 AM Go to last post
  2. The Bottom Four of a Lineup All Being Infielders

    MLB says the Yankees' last four Opening Day hitters will be infielders. Does anybody know of another time when a team's bottom four were all infielders?

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    03-28-18 04:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Both Rookies of the Year With 3,000 Hits

    Pujols has 2,968 hits. If and when he reaches 3,000, 2001 will be the first year that both leagues' Rookie of the Year reached 3,000 hits. The AL Rookie of the Year was Ichiro. The closest this came to happening was in 1977, when Eddie Murray got 3,255 hits and Andre Dawson got 2,774.

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    01-04-18 02:48 PM Go to last post
  4. What Yankees World Series Win Was The Least Likely?

    What Yankees World Series win was the least likely based on what people thought before that season?

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    11-10-17 12:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Consecutive Managers For At Least 10 Years Each

    Other than Torre and Girardi, has a team ever had consecutive managers for at least 10 years each?

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    10-28-17 12:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Pitchers Guaranteed To Get A No Decision After 1 Inning Of A Playoff Game

    Before Severino tonight, does anybody know of another pitcher who started and pitched 1 inning or fewer of a playoff game and was guaranteed to get a no decision by the end of the first inning? On another note, does anybody know what pitchers pitched 1 inning or fewer in their first career playoff start?

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    10-12-17 01:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Have There Been Suspended Games at Yankee Stadium?

    The only suspended games I remember the Yankees playing were at Baltimore and Minnesota. What suspended games (if any) have there been at any Yankee Stadium?

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    09-25-17 02:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Returnng Yankees With An MLB Debut Before A Career Yankee

    The current Yankee who made the earliest MLB debut with the Yankees is Clippard, who left and came back. Does anybody know of another time when the Yankees roster included a player who made his MLB debut with the Yankees, left, came back, and had his MLB debut be before any player who had been with the Yankees his whole career until then?

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    09-24-17 09:48 PM Go to last post
  9. A Team's Three Winningest Pitchers Being Rookies

    The three Colorado pitchers with at least 10 wins are all rookies. Does anybody know of another team season when their three winningest pitchers were rookies?

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    09-16-17 07:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Hey, I got an email from Dave Visbeck!!

    So glad as he was THE star of "Who Am I?" Great guy who has been sorely missed on this site!

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    09-05-17 08:36 PM Go to last post
  11. A Pitcher's First Two Career Wins Closest Together

    Baltimore's Jimmy Yacabonis got his second career win today and his first career win two days ago. Does anybody know of another pitcher who got his first two career wins in three or fewer days? Yacabonis is the first pitcher to have 2 wins this month.

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    09-03-17 04:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Has A Starter Ever Won The Cy Young While Ranking Third Or Worse On His Team In Wins?

    Cleveland has Trevor Bauer with 14 wins and Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber with 13. It makes me wonder if a starter has ever won the Cy Young while ranking third or worse on his team in wins.

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    09-01-17 04:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Fewest Career Wins Before Winning An ERA Title

    Chris Sale and James Paxton are tied for the AL lead in ERA. Paxton started the year with 18 career wins. Has anybody won an ERA titled in a year he started with that few wins?

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    08-07-17 08:03 AM Go to last post
  14. What Player Was The Youngest When He Was An All-Star For The Only Time?

    Raul Mondesi was 24 when he was an All-Star for the only time in 1995.

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    07-29-17 04:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Bobble head swap

    I have extra Whiety Ford bobble heads from todays game (7/9). Looking to trade 2 away and get a Reggie Jackson (6/9/17) and Sanchez (4/30/17) Anyone want to swap?

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    07-09-17 02:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Louis Arroyo is dead

    For those of you too young to remember him, he was a very good relief pitcher for the Yankees in the early 1960's. In fact, in 1961 he had a 15 and 5 record and saved 29 games. Many of those saves were for Whitey Ford who probably would not have had over 20 wins that year without him. How many of you remember him or even saw him pitch?

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    07-09-17 01:14 AM Go to last post
  17. Teammates With Their First Career RBI In The Same Game

    Miguel Andujar and Tyler Wade did that tonight. Judge and Austin did it by homering last year. When else has it happened?

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    06-28-17 10:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Players Whose Only Career Win Was In Their MLB Debut

    On September 29, 1993, Kenny Greer made his MLB debut with the Mets and got the win. It was his only career win, only game in 1993, and only career game with the Mets. Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) adds or subtracts a constant to make the average FIP equal the average ERA. Greer did not allow any baserunners in his inning in 1993, and http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/greerke01.shtml has him with an FIP of -1.01. Obviously it is impossible to have an ERA of -1.01.

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    05-24-17 04:39 PM Go to last post
  19. Leading MLB In Losses and Having Your ERA Double The Next Season

    Shelby Miller led MLB with 17 losses in 2015. Last year his ERA more than doubled to above 6, and he didn't have enough innings to qualify. Does anybdoy know of a pitcher who led MLB in losses with enough innings to qualify (1 per team game) and then at least doubled his ERA the next season with at least 100 innings?

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    05-11-17 09:13 PM Go to last post

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