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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  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 12:38 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 08:05 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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  1. April 13 Stadium Events

    April 13, 1998, the beam on the Yankee Stadium third base side loge section fell, causing two games of a Yanks/Angels series to be postponed, and one to be moved to Shea. April 13, 1978, was Reggie Candy Bar Day. The candy bars named after Reggie were given out to all paying fans. Reggie, who never missed a big moment, hit a three-run homer in the first, and the fans threw them onto the field by the thousands. YANKEE BASEBALL!!!

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    04-13-03 06:11 PM Go to last post
  2. August 25

    2001 The Yankees defeat the Angels, 7–5, as Roger Clemens becomes the 1st AL hurler to go 17–1 to begin a season. OF Paul O'Neill hits his 20th home run of the year, making him the oldest player in history—at age 38—to reach the 20 home run–20 SB mark in a season.1978 With four amateur umps officiating, Ron Guidry posts his 18th win, beating the A's 7-1. Reggie Jackson's HR drives in his 1,001st career RBI. The win keeps the Yankees 7 1/2 games behind the Red Sox.

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    08-28-02 08:45 AM Go to last post
  3. Bob Gibson

    Do you think Bob Gibson had one of the best seasons post world war 2 in baseball, He posted a 1.12 Era in the 1968 season, sinsce 1914. 22 wins in 34 games started, and 268 strike outs.

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    10-07-04 09:50 PM Go to last post
  4. #3 should be retired for all time

    I would like to see a move made to retire #3 for all time much like #42. With all due respect to Jackie Robinson and all he went through, I feel that Babe Ruth had quite a hand in bringing baseball back after the Black Sox scandal almost put an end to this wonderful game. I've heard it said again and again by baseball people, both writers and players and officials, if not for The Babe, we might not have baseball to enjoy today. I recently heard that Marvin Miller should be voted into the...

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    08-10-01 01:50 PM Go to last post
  5. #300 at YS: Was Seaver the last?

    I remember around '85, there was lots of hoopla and he got this as a White Sock. Have any other pitchers done this before or afterwards? Thx.

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    05-22-03 04:23 PM Go to last post
  6. "A Hero Named Bobby" by Bob Herbert

    It seemed like this was the best place to post this link to Mr. Herbert's great column: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/opinion/24herbert.html I loved how Herbert's father explained that Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson were not related--a great and wise answer. The comments are full of great baseball memories from readers, too. If anyone has there own baseball/family memories to share, please do!

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    08-25-10 11:13 AM Go to last post
  7. "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
  8. "Beneath the Hall, a Baseball Vault Full of Treasures"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/sports/baseball/29sandomir.html?_r=1&ref=baseball&oref=slogin I wonder what it takes for an ordinary Joe to get a tour?

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    10-28-08 08:48 PM Go to last post
  9. "Big Deals" Features Babe Ruth

    On the History Channel there was a program tonight hopefully they will show it again. If not tonight this week or again in the future. The name of the program was Big Deals : The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. It was a very good program on Babe Ruth his playing in Boston & his Sale to the Yankees. I enjoyed it very much & its well worth seeing again. It didnt talk of Boston being a failure at selling Ruth rather as a smart business investment at the time. The Only downside was "the...

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    09-17-02 09:10 AM Go to last post
  10. "Catfish" Hunter song

    Some posted this on another board, but I've never heard of it before. Anyone know of its origins, or if/when it was used during games? "Catfish" Lazy stadium night Catfish on the mound. "Strike three," the umpire said, Batter have to go back and sit down. Catfish, million-dollar-man,

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    04-16-05 11:21 AM Go to last post
  11. "Famed" Snub

    As a Yankee fan, I have often expressed pique at what I consider to be Hall of Fame snubs. I feel both Don Mattingly and Thurman Munson were on top of their games long enough to merit entrance, and in my opinion, Roger Maris's incredible feat in 1961 qualifies him for the honor all by itself. But those three really are minor irritations when you compare them to what happened on January 21, 1953. Dizzy Dean and Joe Gordon were feted by the Hall, but Joe DiMaggio, the man who would be honored as...

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    01-22-04 01:06 AM Go to last post
  12. "Here Come the Yankees"

    According to the lyrics of the Yankees' theme song (the instrumental version is played at the beginning and end of Yankee radio broadcasts; I don't think the version with vocals is played any more), the fans will shout when the Yankees do what?

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    12-23-01 09:43 PM Go to last post
  13. "Mick" Trivia

    Who assigned number 7 to Mickey Mantle ?

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    08-16-01 01:13 AM Go to last post
  14. "Nobody don't like Yogi"

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to watch the fine actor Ben Gazzara play Yogi in this one man performance at the Lamb's theatre in NYC. In my opinion it is worthy to watch for any Yankee fan. Gazzara gives a tremendous performance as Yogi and is the the type of show that whole families can see without being embarrased because of its language or content. This show did surprise me because of the way it criticized Steinbrenner for the way he fired Yogi in 1985. If you see this performance,...

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    02-10-04 09:22 AM Go to last post
  15. "Seat-cushion night" at Shea

    The illustrious DABSY and I were having a conversation last night about our first baseball games. He maintains his first game was at Shea on "Seat-cushion night" against Houston, where Dave Kingman hit a ninth inning homerun and fans started raining seat-cushions onto the field. But he couldn't remember the date. After much googling/web research/whatever, we *think* we tracked the date down to May 29, 1982, but Dabs wasn't 100% sure. The NY Times article recaping that game doesn't mention a...

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    03-23-05 03:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Poll: "The Flip" Poll

    Which was better?

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    10-09-03 02:00 AM Go to last post
  17. "The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957"

    This is a swell exhibition that's at the Museum of the City of New York (5th Avenue and 103rd Street) right now, through December 31. Read about it here: http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/current/565.html There are some really wonderful artifacts and memorabilia here and very informative texts and pictures to go along with them. Tons of game worn uniforms, autographed bats and balls, etc., but also things like a letter from Gil Hodges to Ty Cobb asking for batting tips shortly before Spring...

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    12-28-07 07:48 AM Go to last post
  18. "The old redhead"

    Three days ago we celebrated the birthday of dear departed Yankee boadcaster Mel Allen, who would have been 90 in 2003. Today his long-time boothmate, Red Barber, would have been 91. As a kid I liked Mel's louder style better, but Red was a real gentleman who saw himself as a reporter, not a fan. He eventually lost his job because he insisted that the cameras show just how empty the Yankee Satdium seats were in a late-season game when times were hard. I salute him for his years of service, and...

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    02-19-03 04:36 PM Go to last post
  19. "The Pitch that Killed"

    Did anyone read that book a few years back? It is the non-fiction account of the death of Ray Chapman (struck in the temple by a fast ball)? It was the only death on a major league ballfield. It's an amazing and moving read.

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    04-17-04 12:51 AM Go to last post
  20. "We Play Today; We Win Today" "We Play Today; We Win Today"

    It's rare that I would want to post a salute to a player who spent years with the Dodgers (of all teams) and just a year and a half with the Yankees. But I make an exception for Mariano Duncan, who was born on March 13, 1963. The Yanks have had a great run, and they did in the seventies too, but among all those teams (even the '78 team with the comeback), but few would disagree that the Championship year that surprised most people, the one title fewest fans expected us to win, was 1996....

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    03-14-03 03:43 PM Go to last post

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