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    What, and Bob Rae wouldn't pony up the money?
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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 ***.
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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.
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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
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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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    what were the results of games on April 7th, 1986 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningshoes53
    Fisher was taught the knuckleball by Hoyt Wilhelm.

    I don't know about you, but I kinda like the red uniforms.
    Got both the card and the jersey

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    I just voted this thread 5 stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I just voted this thread 5 stars
    And so will I, great idea runningshoes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I just voted this thread 5 stars
    Thanks guys, it's been a lot of fun so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by History Of Baseball Fan
    what were the results of games on April 7th, 1986 ??
    What's your team?
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    Dick Bartell

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

    I will take that!
    Yeah, but do you think they would have one had they played?

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
    But Cub Dick Bartell was born on your birthday (in 1907)
    And he expired on this day in 1995......
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    Carl Yastrzemski 1967 Triple Crown & MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
    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.
    Yastrzemski is my favourite player, with Cal Ripken Jr. coming in a close second.

    Yaz's attitude that hard work and success go hand in hand is known throughout the baseball world.

    The first time I saw him play was May 22, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium. I was 12 years old. Not only was it my first Red Sox game, but it was my first baseball game. I don't remember too much about the actual events of the game and I had to go into baseball almanac and research the date, which was not too difficult because I knew I left for Florida in May, shortly after attending the game.

    There were, however, three distinct things I remembered that made finding the date quite easy. And here comes the Magic. Both Yaz and Jim Rice hit home runs to almost the exact same spot in right center-field. I still remember the balls rolling all the way to the concert stage at the far end of the grandstand. I also remember waiting for hits from Fisk and Lynn that never came. I went into baseball almanac, found the series in May against the Jays, and there it was. And it all started coming back to life for me.

    One thing I really remember about that day is Jesse Jefferson's hair ballooning out from under his cap. I was in the Grandstand bleachers and his hair looked huge!


    Here's Yastrzemski 1978 Topps card.
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    You talking about this bunch of bums?

    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.
    well, are you????

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregvanv
    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.)

    And in August of 1954, the Indians smoked the Red Sox eleven straight games...ouch.

    Early Wynn and Bob Lemon combined for an American League leading 46 wins (23 each).

    Wynn went into broadcasting, first with the Blue Jays and then the White Sox. He He was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and 1972 and died in 1999 at the age of 79.

    Here's Wynn in his 1954 Dan Dee potato chip card.
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