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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Yep! Big George Hendrick! Played in only 100 games with the A's in 1971 and 1972, but in his 18 year major league career (1971-1988) he hit .278/.329/.446 with a lifetime OPS+ of 117. Some totals: 2048 G, 941 R, 1980 H, 343 2B, 267 HR, 1111 RBI, 4 time All Star and 2 time Silver Slugger. He was on the 1982 Cardinals when we won the World Series in 7 games against the Brewers. Currently the 1B coach of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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    Awesome, thanks for posting that! Washington was my next guess... I'll post the next one.
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    This guy had a relatively short career with the A's... Could be a tough one!

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    Do we need a hint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito75 View Post
    Do we need a hint?
    Yes please. My first thought was Rich Gossage, but when I found pictures of when he was with the A's, he didn't look like that guy

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    looks like John Jaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlazar View Post
    looks like John Jaha
    It looks like John Jaha... It IS John Jaha! Nice guess, feel free to post a pic if you want to.
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    this should be easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlazar View Post
    this should be easy...

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    exactly. it's that face......your turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
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    Hobbs! You're up!
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    Darn, I thought another one was up already...
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    I'll go ahead and throw one out there... Should be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Zig Tyko View Post
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    Nope! Very close though!
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    Donnie Hill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Donnie Hill?
    Yes!!! Great guess! Looks like you're up slugger!
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    WHAT!?! Really? That name just popped into my head because of a baseball card I had of him in the mid-80s! Then I wasn't sure if he played for Oakland, because I also remember him on the White Sox! I thought it would be pretty funny if I guessed a bench player who wasn't even on the team! Love it! OK, I'll go and try and find a decent pic large enough to see well! I really miss those old powerhouse A's teams, last year was exciting but still not the same. I also had to keep my cheering for the A's in those final series vs our Rangers down here to myself! Not a good idea to piss off a bunch of drunk Texans who are still upset with my 'Birds beating them in '11!
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    Those mid-80s A's!

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    This may end up being too small, after all that talk of getting a big one! Man, I really wanted to do this guy too, and this was the only photo I found of him that wasn't a baseball card with his name on it! Should be easy, though. If it is too small, I can scrap it and find someone else!
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    He was my favorite player till Jose Canseco came along... Will let someone else answer.
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    Yeah, I know you got this one Zito75! I'll toss out a hint. He was the A's starting 1B in the mid-1980s, before Big Mac took over in 1987. He was a solid hitter, and also played well in Seattle. I think he was done after 1986, wasn't he? Always wondered why he hung 'em up. Still looked like a good 1B and hitter to me back then. I'm sure Zito can fill in any gaps as to why he retired.
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    Here's another hint: His best season in Oakland was 1985. It just may be after all those hints that no one is reading this thread! I basically spelled his name out!
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    Someone might find this interesting...

    ______ boycotted the entire 1983 season as a personal protest over rising player salaries. He believed that money was destroying the game he loved, but he returned without explanation the next season. ______ is now an avowed agnostic and is working to "save the Mother Earth from humankind's destructive ways." He states that he has no contact with anyone from his baseball days except for Dusty Baker. It is unknown how and why he and Baker still communicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macker View Post
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    Outstanding! There's the winner! I was beginning to think all the A's fans (except Zito of course) were still on vacation or something! At least someone stepped in here to get it done! Poor Bruce, no love for the guy apparently...

    I was wondering why he was out in '83. That is very interesting there Zito, that may explain why he just walked away after '86 then too. He was only what, 35 that year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Outstanding! There's the winner! I was beginning to think all the A's fans (except Zito of course) were still on vacation or something! At least someone stepped in here to get it done! Poor Bruce, no love for the guy apparently...

    I was wondering why he was out in '83. That is very interesting there Zito, that may explain why he just walked away after '86 then too. He was only what, 35 that year?
    Yeah, from my understanding he was just over it and left the game. Growing up in Seattle, he was the first "star" that I can remember and I think the first M's player to have 100 RBI. He was the man!
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