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    Re: 2018 Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers

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    Looking at that old photo of Yogi, I watched an episode of Sargent Bilko a while back and a young Yogi, Whitey Ford, and Phil Rizzuto were on as themselves looking at a young prospect played by a very young Dick Van Dyke! Talk about history and bringing back memories!
    The first game I ever saw was in (I think August) 1946. The Yankees were Playing the Philadelphia Athletics. Connie Mack was the manager and he was in his usual grey pinstriped suit ever waving a rolled up scorecard. The Yankees won that game 12-8 with Yogi and tha A's "Ozark Ike" Zernial hitting HR's. I don't remember much else about the game. But I still remember how green the Grass was and the smell of the fresh mown grass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nome View Post
    The first game I ever saw was in (I think August) 1946. The Yankees were Playing the Philadelphia Athletics. Connie Mack was the manager and he was in his usual grey pinstriped suit ever waving a rolled up scorecard. The Yankees won that game 12-8 with Yogi and tha A's "Ozark Ike" Zernial hitting HR's. I don't remember much else about the game. But I still remember how green the Grass was and the smell of the fresh mown grass.


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    I was trying to find the box for this game, but Zernial didn't hit his first MLB HR until April of 1949.

    Yogi had his first two career HR in the 7 games of his 1946 debut after a late September callup.


    Was it in Philadelphia? If so, I think this might be it - Friday, May 29th, 1953 @ Connie Mack Stadium. Attendance of less than 4,000, Yankees beat the A's 12-7. Zernial homered, and while Yogi didn't hit a HR he had a big game going 3-4 with 2 RBI:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...95305290.shtml
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    Re: 2018 Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    I was trying to find the box for this game, but Zernial didn't hit his first MLB HR until April of 1949.

    Yogi had his first two career HR in the 7 games of his 1946 debut after a late September callup.


    Was it in Philadelphia? If so, I think this might be it - Friday, May 29th, 1953 @ Connie Mack Stadium. Attendance of less than 4,000, Yankees beat the A's 12-7. Zernial homered, and while Yogi didn't hit a HR he had a big game going 3-4 with 2 RBI:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...95305290.shtml

    Memory is a fleeting thing. I do believe my first game was in 1946 but it also could have been in 1948. It was against the A's at Yankee Stadium and Berra homered. I looked up the game by game logs for 1948 and Yogi only homered in two games against the A's and neither was a 12-8 score.


    Zernial only played with the A's in the 1951-1954 seasons.


    The only thing certain is that my first game was in YS against the A's in the late 1940's. Sorry. Very disappointing to learn how faulty my memory is.


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    You don't have to apologize - I'm just legitimately curious to find the box of the game now! It's a fun thing to run back through the record of a game you saw but haven't seen the bones of since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    I was trying to find the box for this game, but Zernial didn't hit his first MLB HR until April of 1949.

    Yogi had his first two career HR in the 7 games of his 1946 debut after a late September callup.


    Was it in Philadelphia? If so, I think this might be it - Friday, May 29th, 1953 @ Connie Mack Stadium. Attendance of less than 4,000, Yankees beat the A's 12-7. Zernial homered, and while Yogi didn't hit a HR he had a big game going 3-4 with 2 RBI:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...95305290.shtml
    Mack was done managing by then

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    Mack was done managing by then
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    Guess who ... again?


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    22 long Days till Spring Training!
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    Guess who ... again?

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    Guess who ... again?
    If this guy was a HOFer the Yankees would have to retire all the remaining numbers

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    Have you been there before? To Tampa for ST that is.
    Being from SF are you a fan of any of the CA teams?

    I've been to games in SD, LA, Anaheim , SF and Oakland.

    A few years ago we spent ST in Arizona. Our hotel was no more than 30 minutes of any of the ten Parks. We saw games at all 10 parks and arranged it so that we saw all 15 teams in those ten games/parks.

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    We have not been to any ST games before. My two boys are very excited.
    We go to see OAK and SFG, but sparingly. We are from all over, I was born outside Toronto, Ont and my wife is from Cleveland. Both boys are Yankee fans though as they should be.
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    21 Days to Happiness!
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    That's the #21 you use?
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    That's the #21 you use?
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    That's the #21 you use?
    Were you expecting Jesus Montero?



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    Bob Lemon? Good one.

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    (I did try to find a pic of Cuddles Marshall sporting #20. But no luck.)

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    (I did try to find a pic of Cuddles Marshall sporting #20. But no luck.)
    No pictures of Melky in them.
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