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    el duque didnt pitch in the majors until he was 29
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    when bobby thomson hit his 'shot heard round the world', he knew what pitch was coming
    he was tipped off by someone in centerfield with a telescope
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Wilbur Wood was the last person to start both ends of a doubleheader.

    He did this July 20, 1973 against the Yankees and lost both games.

    Game 1 he faced 6 batters and didn't retire a single one, giving up 4 hits, walking one and giving up a passed ball. He was charged with 6 runs (5 earned).

    Game 2 he lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 7 runs (5 earned) and walking one.

    All info was found on http://www.retrosheet.org

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    fun fact

    nolan ryan got his number retired by three different teams
    the astros, angels, and rangers

    the only pitcher to win the mvp 2 years in a row is hal newhouser in 1944 and 45
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Before the 1990's a complete ball team could be made from the nine players who won consecutive MVP awards.

    C - Yogi Berra
    1B - Jimmie Foxx
    2B - Joe Morgan
    SS - Ernie Banks
    3B - Mike Schmidt
    LF - Dale Murphy (actually a CF)
    CF- Mickey Mantle
    RF - Roger Maris
    P - Hal Newhouser

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    Moose Skowron- Polish American Sports HOF- 1980
    Burt Hooton DOB: 2/7/50
    Lou Bodreau- Last Player manager to win a World Series
    Since the 21st Century, the World Series has been won on Sundays twice, Wendesdays twice, Saturday once, and Friday once.

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    dick estelle is the only player from my home town lakewood,nj, the NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers during WWII played spring training on the jersey shore
    Lakewood Blueclaws From my home town Lakewood,nj
    are the SAL champs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wink

    Speaking of retired numbers, I believe that Lou Gehrig's # 4 was the first number
    EVER retired by a professional sports franchise. You could look it up.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by cubsfan1073
    when bobby thomson hit his 'shot heard round the world', he knew what pitch was coming
    he was tipped off by someone in centerfield with a telescope
    Speaking of Bobby Thomson, I heard the same story.
    I think ESPN or HBO even did a piece on how the NY Giants cheated ALL season, with a spy up in the centerfield scoreboard.
    This spy would signal the 3rd base coach who would quickly relay it to the batter. The Giants manager was Leo Durocher,
    who at that time was always in the 3B coaches box. But almost all players
    denied this happened (someone on the Giants admitted to it, not sure who).

    But in any case, they still had to HIT the ball. But yes, it that is so, it sure did HELP.

    Did you know, that when Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round The World".....that rookie Willie Mays was in the on-deck circle?

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    Talking

    When the Mets' Jimmy Piersall hit his 100th career HR in June 1963 vs. the Phillies,
    he celebrated by running around the bases backward.
    The pitcher that he hit if off, who was none too amused by the show,
    was future Phillies (1980 W.S.)/Yankees/Mets manager, Dallas Green?

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    Talking

    One of baseball's most colorful umpires, this former NL umpire wore a trademark polka-dot bow tie, that's in the HOF.
    He acquired his nickname because he was raised in Boston.
    He was famous for heavy language and heavy beer drinking.
    In 1946, Anheuser-Busch awarded him a lucrative Budweiser franchise in Los Angeles,
    that he eventually sold to Frank Sinatra for over half a million $$.
    He gambled at the racetrack with his pal Al Jolson.

    It's none other than John Edward "Beans" Reardon.

    Another of Reardon's friends was actress Mae West, and he appeared in many of her movies.
    Reardon worked many important and historic games.
    He was behind the plate when Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final home run.

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    Lightbulb

    This catcher appeared on card # 1 in 1933 on the first baseball bubble-gum card set ever issued.
    His last year was in 1932 for the St. Louis Browns.
    He played for the Yankees from 1923-1930.
    It's Benny Bengough.

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    Red face

    This pitcher lost 6 out of every 10 games with the Boston Red Sox.
    He went on to a HOF career and four consecutive 20 win seasons with the
    NY Yankees, winning 231 games for them in 14+ seasons.
    He was missing 4 toes on his left foot from a coal mine accident.
    It's Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing.

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    Darryl Strawberry is the only player that has appeared in the World Series for the Mets and the Yankees.

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    On June 24, 1962, the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 9-7 in a 22-inning game. At that point in time it was the longest game, measured in innings, that resulted in a victory (the 26-inning game in 1920 ended in a tie).

    The Yankees won the game on a home run by Jack Reed. It was the only home run that he hit in his major league career.

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    Uttter Chaos- ONLY? What about Dwight Gooden?

    Anyway- if Leo Durocher was alive today, he'd be 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecBoy006
    Uttter Chaos- ONLY? What about Dwight Gooden?

    Anyway- if Leo Durocher was alive today, he'd be 101.
    And if he were alive, would he still be known as the lip? And what would he say about the game today?

    Steve Carlton, last pitcher to pitch 300 innings in a season (304 in 1980)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecBoy006
    Uttter Chaos- ONLY? What about Dwight Gooden?
    Dwight Gooden never played for the Yankees in the World Series.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/goodedw01.shtml

    Strawberry is the only one!

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    The Chicago Cubs' Augie Galan set a record in 1935 when he batted 646 times without hitting into a double play. However, he did hit into one triple play.

    On May 30, 1922, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs played a doubleheader. In the first game Max Flack played in the outfield for the Cubs, and Cliff Heathcote was in the Cardinal outfield. Between games they were traded for each other, so in the second game Heathcote played in the Cub outfield while Flack did the same for the Cardinals.

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    Ok, I stand corrected, BUT- he was still on the 96 team.

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