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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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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    08-03-17 04:48 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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    05-06-17 01:13 PM Go to last post
  15. Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    I read that if the Mets reach the NLDS, Bartolo Colon will start Game 1. What pitcher was the oldest as of the date he started Game 1 of a playoff series?

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    04-18-17 03:39 AM Go to last post
  16. Mel Stottlemyre

    I read that Mel Stottlemyre is in very serious condition. Prayers to his entire family.

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    12-26-16 02:12 PM Go to last post
  17. I channel Evan J with Babe Ruth question

    Babe Ruth hit his first career home run on May 6, 1915 in the Polo Grounds against the Yankees' Jack Warhop. His second career homer came on June 2, 1915, also in the Polo Grounds .... against the self-same Jack Warhop (what a great name, Jack Warhop). Are there any other Hall of Famers whose first TWO career homers were off the same pitcher?

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    12-17-16 07:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Facing The Yankees In Your MLB Debut and Getting A Win or Save To End A World Series

    On June 2, 2015, Mike Montgomery made has MLB debut against the Yankees. Montgomery allowed 1 earned run in 6 innings, and he was 1 out away from a win when Stephen Drew doubled to tie the game against Fernando Rodney. On November 2, 2016, Mike Montgomery got the save in the last game of the World Series. That was 519 days after his MLB debut. Can anybody find a pitcher who made his MLB debut against the Yankees and got a win or save in the last game of a World Series within 519 days of his...

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    11-05-16 03:51 AM Go to last post
  19. What Player Played For The Most Teams In His First Season?

    Jose Bautista made his MLB debut in 2004, and played for Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh that year. Has anybody else played for at least four teams in the year he made his MLB debut in?

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    11-04-16 05:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Consecutive Games With Wins and Saves from Pitchers Who Came To Their Team...

    In the last two games, Adam Warren and Blake Parker got wins, and Tommy Layne and Tyler Clippard got saves. Does anybody know of another time where a team won consecutive games with four pitchers getting wins or saves from those two games and all four pitchers had played for another MLB team earlier that year?

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    09-28-16 07:52 PM Go to last post

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