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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.

  1. 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 01:38 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 09:05 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:50 PM Go to last post
  1. Yogi-ism

    Does this go here. It is Yankee related. oh well! Is there a site or anybody know all of Yogi's sayings... his famous yogiism.... ???

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    09-26-02 12:07 AM Go to last post
  2. Yankee Stadium Trivia Question

    Gehrig I love this forum but your questions are too difficult :lol: Here's one for everyone *but* Gehrig to try: Whose bronzed bat is the Stadium weather vane made from?

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    08-15-01 10:11 AM Go to last post
  3. Pic of Payment for Babe

    I got back two more pictures that were taken when I visited the Hall of Fame this summer. Here's one that's very appropriate to post this evening, as the Red Sux leave town with the realization they will watch the postseason on tv once again :lol:

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    09-11-01 12:27 PM Go to last post
  4. Trivia Question

    This is totally meaningless but I found it an interesting "fun fact" - What do Rickey Henderson, Randy Velarde, and Al Leiter have in common?

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    10-16-01 11:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Thurm Tribute on Metro Channel

    (Cross-posting this by request. Jim, pls. delete if it's not appropriate.) There will be a one-hour Metro Sports Legends tribute to Thurman Munson: Tuesday, 10/9 @ 8:00 pm Wednesday, 10/10 @ 3:00 am

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    10-08-01 03:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Life after managing the Yankees has its fair share of perks

    By Mark Herrmann STAFF CORRESPONDENT http://www.newsday.com October 19, 2001 Seattle - Stump Merrill was in the middle of a telephone conversation yesterday about Lou Piniella and about how getting fired as Yankees manager isn't the end of the world. Then Merrill, at home in Maine, had to excuse himself to answer the door. The UPS driver delivered a package from Tampa and suggested Merrill might be getting one just like it next year. "I sure hope so," said Merrill, knowing that it was...

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    10-21-01 01:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Joe Pepitone

    When I first read the header for this article I thought Pepi had died! Nice article. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news/20020101/randall.html Fond remembrances of Pepitone January 1, 2002 By Ed Randall

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    01-02-02 06:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Bustin Babes and Larupin Lous

    What were the Bustin Babes and Larupin Lous barnstorming teams? I've seen photos of Babe and Lou in their unis from these teams - were they games they played for charities?

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    02-12-02 09:22 AM Go to last post
  9. '96 Game 6 on ESPN Classic

    A great game upcoming on ESPN Classic: Feb. 25 Mon. 9 p.m. 1996 World Series, Game 6 Yankees 3, Braves 2 New York, NY 10/26/96 Yankees win 1st title since 1978

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    02-26-02 09:51 PM Go to last post
  10. May 22, 1930

    The Babe had a rather memorable game. What happened?

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    12-28-01 08:16 PM Go to last post
  11. This Date in Yankee History: June 18, 1977

    Remember this? New York's Reggie Jackson loafs after a fly ball during a 10-4 loss to Boston and is taken out by manager Billy Martin. Jackson and Martin nearly come to blows in the dugout as national television cameras watch. During that series with the Sox June 17-19, Boston set a ML record by hitting 16 homers in their three game sweep of our Yanks (courtesy of The Yankee Encyclopedia). Looking back, I'm REALLY glad there was no Internet back then! ;)

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    06-18-02 08:59 PM Go to last post
  12. 27 Years Ago Today: October 2, 1978

    "Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It's a home run! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent! And the Yankees now lead by a score of 3-2!" - Yankees announcer Bill White :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

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    10-03-05 07:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Yet another pointless question ... :D

    What do Steve Chilcott and Ron Blomberg have in common? -#1YankeeLover

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    10-17-01 09:01 AM Go to last post
  14. Another silly question . . .

    What about Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens?? (I understand that question makes no sense. It's fine. ;)) -#1YankeeLover

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    10-05-01 04:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Question re: ERA formula

    (Number of earned runs x 9) divided by (number of innings pitched) That's the pitching formula, which makes perfect sense. But what if a guy comes in on his first appearance of the season and gives up five runs without recording an out? Then, technically, he's pitched zero innings while giving up five runs. So the formula would read (5x9)/0, which brings you to 0 and error on the calculator. What would this guy's ERA be after this appearance? -#1YankeeLover

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    11-18-01 03:29 PM Go to last post
  16. The Wife Swap

    I was discussing this with my dad last night... I obviously wasn't around in those days, but he says one of the players was Fritz Peterson. Who was the other?? -#1YankeeLover

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    12-24-01 12:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Uniform #42!

    #42 was retired in honor of Jackie Robinson, and those who already had the number were allowed to keep it, which is how Mariano is the only player in baseball to wear #42. So how did Mo Vaughn get #42?! -#1YankeeLover

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    12-29-01 07:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Weird question!

    It occurred to me last night -- I think it was in the eighth inning when Bernie walked? Anyway, say a pitcher is brought into a game (first game of the season, let's say, so he doesn't have an ERA yet) and walks four batters in a row without recording an out, so he gave up a run in zero innings. How does that figure? -#1YankeeLover

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    06-17-02 05:06 PM Go to last post
  19. Pick your all alphabet YANKEES team.

    Positions aren't important, just who you like,or think is the best player for each letter of the alphabet. Only one player per letter. A- Luis Arroyo P B- Yogi Berra C C- Chris Chambliss 1B D- Joe Dimaggio CF E- Alvaro Espinoza SS F- Whitey Ford P G- Lou Gehrig 1B H- Elston Howard C

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    05-07-05 10:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Fleer Auction on friday 9/9

    This friday Fleer will be autioning off all of it's player merchandise. Game used items as well as autgraphed balls,bats and uniforms. Some of the items to be auctioned were held back to satisfy redemption claims. For further info on redemtions got www.fleerabc.com. The further info on the auction itself got to www.auctionsale.com. No spectators will be allowed and if youwish to participate in the auction you must be registered before the auction date. The auction begins at 10 am and is...

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    09-06-05 05:43 PM Go to last post

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