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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!
    Doesn't Ron look great in cross town red?
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    January 14, 1954

    Obviously the Indians did not play that day, but were just months away from one of the greatest regular seasons in ML baseball history. (They didn't win the World Series, and haven't since either.)

    A couple things to note on that day:
    1. Joe DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe.
    2. I'm told that's the last day streetcars ran in Cleveland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregvanv
    They didn't win the World Series, and haven't since either.
    Look at the bright side. You'll be one of the "I never thought I'd see this in my lifetime" people that gets interviewed when the Indians win the series in 2054.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregvanv
    2. I'm told that's the last day streetcars ran in Cleveland.
    Do you think there's any correlation?
    If you like Scott McGregor, you were four days old when he was born
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
    Do you think there's any correlation?
    If you like Scott McGregor, you were four days old when he was born
    How old would he have been if he didn't like Scott McGregor?

    McGregor seems to be a nice guy. He signed my card for me after an Orioles-Tigers game many years ago. Included a biblical reference with his signature. I can't remember what it was, though. Not John 3:16.
    Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
    Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
    Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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    No Brewers yet when I was born. No Twins either...If there had been, they'd be shoveling snow or wrapping up xmas shopping. Or maybe going to Al Kaline's birthday party.

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    Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox Rule
    Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.
    Not baseball, but.........

    March 16, 1989
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesblalack@yahoo.com
    Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.
    The paper on the day you were born might have reported yesterday's game with Lew Krausse having 21 K in 9 IP including ten straight K, his 33rd K over 2 winter league games. When you were six days old, Willie Mays won the MVP, and in a week, William Eckert was named commish. The day after that Versalles won MVP.
    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 RuthMayBond
    The paper on the day you were born might have reported yesterday's game with Lew Krausse having 21 K in 9 IP including ten straight K, his 33rd K over 2 winter league games. When you were six days old, Willie Mays won the MVP, and in a week, William Eckert was named commish. The day after that Versalles won MVP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
    He's definately not a reporter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
    Has nothing to do with the library
    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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    Thanks for starting this thread. Never knew I was born on the same day as Joe Morgan and Duke Snider

    September 19th, 1977.

    Umm, lets see, the FailBlazers won the Championship that year. Not sure what was happening in baseball. He runningshoes, can you look at see what the A's did that day and year?
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    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.

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    November 10th 1990

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

    I will take that!
    What do ya know, the Cubs didn't lose on my B-Day either! Unfortunately they didn't win either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.
    OUCH

    thanks

    What about the Cardinals??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from their world Championship teams of 1972-74.
    Did you know Vida gave up several college football scholarships to sign with the Athletics at the tender age of 19? A's owner Charles Finley seriously wanted him to change his name to True, but Vida refused.

    In 1971, Blue went 24-8 to capture both the league's MVP and Cy Young awards. He was dealt to the Giants during the 1978 season, after posting a dismal 14-19 the previous year, for seven players and $390,000.

    He finished the year with an 18-10 record and became the first pitcher to start the All Star game for both leagues.

    Blue was suspended for drug abuse in 1983 and retired permanently in 1987 after failing a urine test.

    What a shame.
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    September 19, 1977 St. Louis @ Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan_1895-1948
    What about the Cardinals??

    Philadelphia Phillies 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4

    The major highlight of the Cards' 1977 season was Hall of Famer Lou Brock's breaking of Ty Cobb's career stolen base mark of 892. Brock finished his career with 938 and held the record until surpassed by future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson in 1991.

    The Cards finished the season in 3rd place with an 83-79 record, 18 games behind the National League East winning Phillies. Garry Templeton finished the season with a league high 18 triples.

    Brock retired at the end of the 1979 season with 1,730 career strike outs and only 761 walks. He led the National League in errors seven times, putting together five of those consecutively.

    I guess he had to make his times on base count.
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    The Phillies

    The Phillies are my team in the National League. Anyone want to tell me how they made out June 20, 1966?
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    Wednesday, May 22, 1957
    Phillies Lose to Braves, 4-3 at County Stadium
    Starters: Robin Roberts vs Lew Burdette
    Phillies (16-14) in 4th place 5 games back...

    Thursday May 23, 1957
    Preceded earlier in the year by future Phutiles Bob Dernier, Dave Stewart, Steve Lake, and later followed by Don Robinson, Doug Jones, Dave Rucker, Dave Palmer, Steve Bedrosian, and Tom Gorman I was born at Temple University Hospital.
    Earliest scouting report on my baseball talent from May 24th 1957:
    "All diaper no glove."

    Friday, May 24, 1957
    Phillies Defeat Pirates 7-3 at Shibe Park
    Starters: Jack Sanford vs Bob Friend
    Phillies (17-14) in 3rd place 4 games back.

    The Phillies finish 18 out in 1957.

    On Wed Oct. 9th 1957 the Miracle Braves take the World Series from the Yanks...I celebrate by spitting strained peas on my bib...
    The Phillies Barstool Lives!

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