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    On the bitter day in March when I was born, Paulus' 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, and that was the culmination of the greatest encirclement in military history. Of the approximately 500,000 man army that Paulus allowed to be encircled, only about 5,000 survived. The Nazis were led on a death march, and the survivors were routinely pulled out of the march and stripped for their clothing and butchered. It was probably not the turning point of WWII, but it severely crippled Hitler, and it could not have happened to a nicer guy. I began reading about it as soon as I emerged from the womb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubsHub
    HEHE My cubs did not lose on that day.

    I will take that!
    But Cub Dick Bartell was born on your birthday (in 1907)
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    June 11, 1981

    Quote Originally Posted by brewcrew82
    23rd of June 1981, the brewers, as well as the rest of Major League Baseball were on strike...
    The last day before Major League Baseball's fifth work stoppage began in June of 1981, The Milwaukee Brewers recorded a win at home against the Texas Rangers. Gorman Thomas, Ted Simmons and Former Blue Jay Roy Howell, who I saw play in 1978, all went deep for the Brew Crew.

    Pete Vuckovich, also a former Blue Jay. picked up the win and Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers got the save. The two combined to hold the Rangers to only three hits. Hall Of Fame pitcher and fellow Canadian Fergie Jenkins was saddled with the loss.

    Eleven days later brewcrew82 was born.

    Vuckovich and Fingers returned to the mound two months later on the team's first day back in Cleveland and defeated future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, who pitched nine strong innings but avoided the loss, at Municipal Stadium.

    The baseball Gods were cradling you that summer. They were your book ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSoxFan
    All right.... How did my beloved Red Sox do on August 13, 1968?
    And exactly 44 years before you were born, they beat the ChiSox with only one assist in one game
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    As far as I know,the White Sox were watching the snow piling up on December 6,1965.
    If only you were a north sider, your birthday would be on the same month & day as Stan Hack & Larry Bowa
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger
    Now, as to the date, 12th August in a year before 1958, my team did not exist per se, and I say this in due respect to donzblock, DodgerDeb and all other Brooklyn Dodger fans who frequent this site.
    That may be true, but the "other" Dodgers had a funny story on this date in 1995
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPod
    The Giants were missing out on the playoffs on the day I was born, but the '02 Giants clinched the pennant on my birthday. That was a pretty cool day.
    True, but Giant Christy Mathewson had his third straight WS shutout in 6 days on your birthday in 1905
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox Rule
    Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.
    Maybe, but when you were four days old, commish Ueberroth announced that Pete Rose was under investigation
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscargamblesfro
    anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?

    they didn't play on that day, in october- the red sox finished 3rd in '70...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscargamblesfro
    anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?
    retrosheet.org


    On 8/29/67 (that's 1967, not 1867):
    Nolan, McCool and Abernathy combined for a shutout as the Reds beat Jim Bunning and the Phillies 1-0. The Reds were outhit 7-2, but scored the games only run in the 7th. Vada Pinson doubled, moved to 3rd on Pete Rose's groundout and scored on a SF by Lee May. Johnny Bench played in his 2nd big league game, having made his major league debut the day before.

    Jim Longborg and the Sox beat Mel Stottlemyre and the yankees 2-1. Both pitchers threw complete games. Tom Tresh accounted for the only yankees' run with a 1 out HR in the 7th. Longborg had 2 sacrifices and drove in Reggie Smith with a base hit to left for the eventual winning run.

    The Reds won, the Sox beat the yankees, Bench played his 2nd game, "The Fugitive" finally found the one armed man, and I was born. Aug. 29, 1967 was an exciting day all around, but I barely remember any of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordeci
    On 8/29/67 (that's 1967, not 1867):
    Nolan, McCool and Abernathy combined for a shutout as the Reds beat Jim Bunning and the Phillies 1-0. The Reds were outhit 7-2, but scored the games only run in the 7th. Vada Pinson doubled, moved to 3rd on Pete Rose's groundout and scored on a SF by Lee May. Johnny Bench played in his 2nd big league game, having made his major league debut the day before.

    Jim Longborg and the Sox beat Mel Stottlemyre and the yankees 2-1. Both pitchers threw complete games. Tom Tresh accounted for the only yankees' run with a 1 out HR in the 7th. Longborg had 2 sacrifices and drove in Reggie Smith with a base hit to left for the eventual winning run.

    The Reds won, the Sox beat the yankees, Bench played his 2nd game, "The Fugitive" finally found the one armed man, and I was born. Aug. 29, 1967 was an exciting day all around, but I barely remember any of it.
    Bert Campaneris got three triples in one game against, who else, Cleveland
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Being born on February 6th means there was no game action. In the year of my birth (1947) the KC Royals didn't exist. I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note.

    On a baseball note, Babe Ruth did celebrate his 52nd birthday. He would be dead a little over 18 months later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCGHOST
    Being born on February 6th means there was no game action. In the year of my birth (1947) the KC Royals didn't exist. I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note.

    On a baseball note, Babe Ruth did celebrate his 52nd birthday. He would be dead a little over 18 months later.
    You're exactly six days younger than Nolan Ryan and the Green Monster, and five days younger than the ML pension plan
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Bravos!!!#1
    That fateful day June 10,1992. The braves beat the Dodgers 2-1 behind the arm of Steve Avery. Also I was born that day.
    My parents named me Justice after David Justice ,now you know I had to become a braves fan.
    1992 became the year when Sid Bream slid home to win the pennant. I was probably sucking on a bottle when it happened wondering why my dad was so ecstatic.
    Unfortunently ,we lost the WS to the Blue Jays. But,hey you can''t win 'em all.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    yeah - i scared the hell out of my kids for years yelling at ball games on tv - now they ignore me

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCGHOST
    . I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note. (in february 1947)

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    they were about to

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    August, 17, 1968

    My beloved S.F. Giants beat the Phillies 6-4 in Philadelphia. Bobby Bonds went 2-4 with two runs scored. Wilie Mays was 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Ron Hunt also went 2-4 with two runs scored. Juan Marichal won the game to up his record to 22-5. At the end of the day the Giants were in second place but were 13 games behind the eventual N.L. champion St. Louis Cardinals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules
    My beloved S.F. Giants beat the Phillies 6-4 in Philadelphia. Bobby Bonds went 2-4 with two runs scored. Wilie Mays was 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Ron Hunt also went 2-4 with two runs scored. Juan Marishal won the game to up his record to 22-5. At the end of the day the Giants were in second place but were 13 games behind the eventual N.L. champion St. Louis Cardinals.
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    December 16, 1969

    My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.

    On the day I was born, my Cubbies got together with my adopted Tribe for a rousing nine inning "shovel-off" at frigid Wrigley Field. Rumor has it, the Cubbies pulled it out when a huge scoop of the white stuff was gathered up by Ron Santo in the bottom of the ninth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.

    On the day I was born, my Cubbies got together with my adopted Tribe for a rousing nine inning "shovel-off" at frigid Wrigley Field. Rumor has it, the Cubbies pulled it out when a huge scoop of the white stuff was gathered up by Ron Santo in the bottom of the ninth!
    Five days before you were born, a NYC federal court ruled against antitrust allegations in a suit brought by umps. On your sixth birthday Bill Veeck, who planted the ivy for your beloved Cubbies, bought the ChiSox.
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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