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    Quote Originally Posted by ballparks
    Born in Toronto, Canada.

    With the birth of Canada's greatest fan, the executives of Labatt's and other Canadian based corporations realized that there was a conspicuous absence of a baseball team in Toronto. One would be needed to provide for the newborn child a baseball atmosphere in which he could grow up.

    Within four years, the hometown Blue Jays were on the field at Exhibition Stadium. That's fine, as I wouldn't have remembered anything before that age anyways!!

    Since I root for the home team wherever I am, the Blue Jays were my first 'team'. My current favs however are the Cardinals, as I lived in St. Louis for 5 years before returning to Canada. They won a 2-0 contest over the Dodgers behind the pitching of Rick Wise.
    The Blue Jays may not have been around when you were born, but construction of this beauty started in 1973....
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    You can see it in his eyes. He knew I was coming and he wanted to hit a couple extra Home Runs to make up for the ones he wouldn't be able to hit the next day.
    Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris from NY
    You can see it in his eyes. He knew I was coming and he wanted to hit a couple extra Home Runs to make up for the ones he wouldn't be able to hit the next day.
    Nah, that's the photagrapher's wife he's looking at.
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    Good point, had those eyes had anything to do with me he would have been grinning from ear to ear!
    Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningshoes53
    The Blue Jays may not have been around when you were born, but construction of this beauty started in 1973....
    On Feb 6th, just 2 1/2 months before! After SkyDome was built, they were joking that they would build another SkyDome on the other side of the tower as a lasting tribute to Pierre Trudeau!!!
    "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey hey hey."

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    What, and Bob Rae wouldn't pony up the money?
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
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    The Indians drop a doubleheader at Tiger Stadium: 3-1 & 4-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningshoes53
    What, and Bob Rae wouldn't pony up the money?


    That cheap, hypocritical SOB was too busy trying to steal it from the province!!
    "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey hey hey."

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzblock
    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.
    My father was born on the day that Goebbels announced the surrender of Stalingrad to the German Reich.

    In my estimation, this was the first of three major turning points during the war in Europe, the others being Operation Citadel and Operation Overlord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballparks


    That cheap, hypocritical SOB was too busy trying to steal it from the province!!
    You ever see his house?

    The company I worked for in 1993 installed his high-fi...socialist, my ***.
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
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    They Say Its Your Birthday

    Me and Ursa Major share the same day..10/1/55..Also think Mark McGwire born that day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnysGhost
    Me and Ursa Major share the same day..10/1/55..Also think Mark McGwire born that day..
    McGwire was born in October, 1963.
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
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    April 25, 1992

    Pat Hentgen got the win in front of over 50,000 at SkyDome in a 6-4 victory of the Kansas City Royals.

    boy how times have changed, its now Miguel Batista blows a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 9th in front of 5,000 at the Rogers Center in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Mac
    boy how times have changed, its now Miguel Batista blows a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 9th in front of 5,000 at the Rogers Center in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay.
    That's one of the funniest things I've heard all day. Oh what contrast
    Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.

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    30 September, 1967...i think the Sox beat the Cards in a World series game. Maybe some one can fill in the blanks for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Boxer
    30 September, 1967...i think the Sox beat the Cards in a World series game. Maybe some one can fill in the blanks for me
    It wasn't the World Series yet but Yaz hit a three-run shot in the 7th (among his 3 hits), Santiago went a strong 7 and survived Minnesota's 2 off Bell in the 9th to hang on by 6-4. George Scott also went yard. The next day Yaz would get his tenth hit in his last thirteen AB to win the Triple Crown. Unfortunately Gibson & Brock would edge the BoSox four days later for the difference. At least Ken Brett was the youngest to pitch in the World Series four days after that.
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    I was born in Brooklyn, NY on 3/31/55. The Dodgers ended up having a pretty good year that year.

    Unfortunately I was born about 15 years too late to fully appreciate the Brooklyn Dodger thing. My mom's favorite player was Gil Hodges.

    When I started getting into baseball in the mid-60's, the Koufax/Drysdale/Wills/Davis boy L.A. Dodgers were my favorite team. I stuck with them through the Lasorda/Garvey/Cey era but by the early 80's I realized that I was just rooting for a uniform anymore and swung my allegiance to the hometown Mets.

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    This one's for your mom

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Met
    I was born in Brooklyn, NY on 3/31/55. The Dodgers ended up having a pretty good year that year.

    Unfortunately I was born about 15 years too late to fully appreciate the Brooklyn Dodger thing. My mom's favorite player was Gil Hodges.

    When I started getting into baseball in the mid-60's, the Koufax/Drysdale/Wills/Davis boy L.A. Dodgers were my favorite team. I stuck with them through the Lasorda/Garvey/Cey era but by the early 80's I realized that I was just rooting for a uniform anymore and swung my allegiance to the hometown Mets.
    The great Gil Hodges......
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    Pat Hentgen

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Mac
    April 25, 1992

    Pat Hentgen got the win in front of over 50,000 at SkyDome in a 6-4 victory of the Kansas City Royals.
    Roberto Alomar had the big bat for the Jays that day going 3 for 4; all singles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Mac
    boy how times have changed, its now Miguel Batista blows a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 9th in front of 5,000 at the Rogers Center in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay.
    Yeah, and it's not the nicest place to look around when it's empty.
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    I was born in October, and as everyone here knows, the Phillies never play in October.

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