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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle
    Santa? Is that you?
    Hey, sorry for not givin u straight answer 1st time!!!

    It's easy to find these dates, just look to the bottom of the page & it says "Today in Baseball History", et viola!

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    My birthday is not a good one if you want to make it to the majors...FYI.

    But, I'm playing with a new fun page.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/

    Now I'm NEVER going to get any work done. Do you know there were 5 players born in Russia?
    Orioles: Once fine organization, being run into the ground by Peter Angelos.

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    Unhappy Cheers for getting me addicted!

    ^^ Damn, I should never have clicked on that link!

    Thanks for that! There's gonna be some hours of my life wasted on that thing I can tell you that now!

    Ah, I love the Internet!

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    WOW - there were 2 players before 1910 who came from my home city (Liverpool, ENG)!

    Maybe I could be no. 3?!

    No, can't be bothered, I'll stick to football (soccer)!!!

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    Hey, how about this for a Rookie Pitcher record...

    John Coleman (PHI 1883) W 12 L 48!

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    I wasted 1/2 a day on work on that yesterday. Curse google.
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    I have 2 HOFers(Tony Lazzeri and Jocko Conlan) and Jose Contreras that share my birthday.
    Thanks for the link Chelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle
    I wasted 1/2 a day on work on that yesterday. Curse google.
    Waste? That's like the oxymoron baseball trivia, nothing is trivial
    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
    I have 2 HOFers(Tony Lazzeri and Jocko Conlan) and Jose Contreras that share my birthday.
    Thanks for the link Chelle.
    Stan Hack, Larry Bowa, Steve Bedrosian and Kevin Appier ain't bad either. You are 3 days older than the Frank Robinson trade to Baltimore, 8 days older than Craig Biggio. Bill Veeck bought the Chisox ten days after your tenth birthday, and they got Tim Raines 18 days after your 25th birthday.
    Last edited by RuthMayBond; 07-19-2006 at 08:02 PM.
    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
    Waste? That's like the oxymoron baseball trivia, nothing is trivial
    I'm embarrassed I used the word. I shouldn't have wasted the second 1/2 of the day on work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    Thanks for the link Chelle.
    Welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle
    I'm embarrassed I used the word. I shouldn't have wasted the second 1/2 of the day on work
    Post of the day
    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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    They lost 2-5 to the Cincinnati Reds. Aw shucks.

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    The Reds lost 1-0 to the Expos.
    W:Bryn Smith
    L: Tom Browning
    SV: Joe Hesketh
    GW-RBI: Spike Owen
    Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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    Can anybody tell me May 12 1982? Also, anybody know of a site that can tell me this type of info for any given day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerBlue8188
    Can anybody tell me May 12 1982? Also, anybody know of a site that can tell me this type of info for any given day?
    I can answer your question, and despite having been a Giants fan for nearly half a century, I'll try not to gloat. After all, since you guys have won World Series in 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988 during my lifetime, and my Giants won the famous 1954 Series when I was all of one year old, I'm not in much of a position to gloat.

    Anyway, on May 12, 1982, your Dodgers played at Philadelphia... and got their heads handed to them, by a score of 11-3. At least it wasn't a tough loss.

    I cannot tell you if they faced Steve Carlton that day, but this was the last of his four truly Cy Young years, the fourth one having been then-unprecedented. He probably didn't deserve that award, however, as his Adjusted ERA was only 119--a scant 4 points better than in 1983, when he went a stunning 15-16, BUT punched your Dodgers' ticket home in the NL Championship Series.

    I remember that series well, because it was, thank god, one of the last in which they used the best-of-5 format for the LCS--a real harsh system to decide who goes to the World Series, and on NOBODY was it ever harsher than the 1983 Dodgers, who had to face Carlton twice. He won Game One 1-0, going 8 innings, and won Game Four 7-2, going 6 innings and giving up 1 run. Basicaly the Dodgers had to win all three of their other games, which is a hell of a burden to overcome. For what it's worth, that was Carlton's last hurrah. The next year, his world-class slider, once deemed the best pitch in MLB, was inexplicably gone and he was never the same pitcher again, leading to several years of embarrassing himself before he finally retired.

    How's that for not only answering your question, but providing all sorts of unsolicited info which you may or may not give a tinker's damn about?

    BHN

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstrosFan
    They lost 2-5 to the Cincinnati Reds. Aw shucks.
    We could help you out more, if you like
    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 nascarfn5
    The Reds lost 1-0 to the Expos.
    W:Bryn Smith
    L: Tom Browning
    SV: Joe Hesketh
    GW-RBI: Spike Owen
    Well, Pete Rose brought a lawsuit against Giamatti & co. 26 days before you were born, Tom Browning got within 3 outs of his second perfect game 10 days before you were born, Paul O'Neill did the drop kick back into the infield 9 days before you were born, and the Reds had 16 hits and 7 batters had 2 hits in the first inning 20 days after you were born (and Pete Rose knocked into Ray Fosse exactly 19 years before you were born) so no wonder you're a Reds fan. You share a birthday with Jesse Tannehill, Happy Chandler, Earl Williams and Robin Ventura.
    Last edited by RuthMayBond; 07-20-2006 at 10:21 AM.
    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 DodgerBlue8188
    Can anybody tell me May 12 1982?
    On your exact birthday, the Angels traded Mike Walters AND Tom Brunansky AND $400K for Doug Corbett and Rob Wilfong, DOH! Former Dodger Rick Rhoden hit a double AND a homer in the third inning when you were 3 days old. You share a birthday with Lave Cross and Yogi Berra. Exactly 20 years before you were born, former Dodger Gil Hodges was one of the 2 Mets with a walkoff HR in their twinbill. Exactly 13 years before you were born, the Dodgers didn't do so well against Bob Gibson in the 7th inning.
    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
    Post of the day

    Thank you! Thank you!

    I'm so happy an Oriole finally won something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle
    Thank you! Thank you!

    I'm so happy an Oriole finally won something.
    Stop complaining, you only have to go back twenty-three years
    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 DodgerBlue8188
    Can anybody tell me May 12 1982? Also, anybody know of a site that can tell me this type of info for any given day?
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/fr...month=5&day=12

    Yogi Berra! For May 12th....

    Go to the top, and the drop down menu lets you put in any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
    Stop complaining, you only have to go back twenty-three years



    OOO, sorry. Hey...at least you were there in 97. *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/fr...month=5&day=12

    Yogi Berra! For May 12th....

    Go to the top, and the drop down menu lets you put in any day.
    Yep. That's the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaseballHistoryNut
    I can answer your question, and despite having been a Giants fan for nearly half a century, I'll try not to gloat. After all, since you guys have won World Series in 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988 during my lifetime, and my Giants won the famous 1954 Series when I was all of one year old, I'm not in much of a position to gloat.

    Anyway, on May 12, 1982, your Dodgers played at Philadelphia... and got their heads handed to them, by a score of 11-3. At least it wasn't a tough loss.

    I cannot tell you if they faced Steve Carlton that day, but this was the last of his four truly Cy Young years, the fourth one having been then-unprecedented. He probably didn't deserve that award, however, as his Adjusted ERA was only 119--a scant 4 points better than in 1983, when he went a stunning 15-16, BUT punched your Dodgers' ticket home in the NL Championship Series.

    I remember that series well, because it was, thank god, one of the last in which they used the best-of-5 format for the LCS--a real harsh system to decide who goes to the World Series, and on NOBODY was it ever harsher than the 1983 Dodgers, who had to face Carlton twice. He won Game One 1-0, going 8 innings, and won Game Four 7-2, going 6 innings and giving up 1 run. Basicaly the Dodgers had to win all three of their other games, which is a hell of a burden to overcome. For what it's worth, that was Carlton's last hurrah. The next year, his world-class slider, once deemed the best pitch in MLB, was inexplicably gone and he was never the same pitcher again, leading to several years of embarrassing himself before he finally retired.

    How's that for not only answering your question, but providing all sorts of unsolicited info which you may or may not give a tinker's damn about?

    BHN
    To add to the info you gave, the Philly pitcher was Ron Reed, a veteran who I remember seeing play Minor League ball in the Braves organization. He pitched 7 innings gave up 6 hits and 2 runs including a HR to Pero Gur=errero in the 7th.
    Bob Welch started for the Dodgers and got bombed.

    Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
    Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

    Holy Cow

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