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    Any insights or memories about this team.......I will give mine later....

    Cav
    You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the $%#%! plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all. ~Earl Weaver

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    Gabe Paul returning from the Yanks as the president. Wayne Garland being signed to a 10 year contract as a free agent and promptly leading the AL in losses and getting injured. Dennis Eckersley being the best starter on the staff in 1976 & 1977 before being shipped to Boston because his best friend, Rick Manning, was allegedly having an affair with Eckersley's wife.

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    • #3
      1977, Duane Kuiper's ONLY homer :disbelief:
      This was just before I started going to see them in person
      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.
      Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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      • #4
        I remember in the 1977 seaon, Art Modell's Stadium Corporation had decided to replace the hand operated scoreboard for an electronic one. This left the Indians with a line-score board in the bleachers that looked like it would have been low tech at Brookside Park. If you see any video of Eckersley's ho-hitter, you will see it in all its glory.

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        • #5
          Boog Powell looking like a giant red blood clot.

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          • #6
            Was Rick Turnbull on that team?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ACrank View Post
              Boog Powell looking like a giant red blood clot.
              I don't know if it's because of the all red uniforms, but I've never liked uniforms in any color except white or gray.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ACrank View Post
                Boog Powell looking like a giant red blood clot.
                http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.o...splay+uniforms
                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.
                Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                • #9
                  Boog in his softball uniform.
                  Attached Files
                  smoker

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                  • #10
                    I don't know if that was even a softball uniform in 1976. It was definetely a jogging suit, however.

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                    • #11
                      was that the time frame when the Indians mgr drew the lineups out of a hat - ending up with Powell hitting leadoff and Duane Kuiper hitting cleanup?

                      and Frank Robinson with a game winning HR in his first game as player/mgr

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ACrank View Post
                        and Frank Robinson with a game winning HR in his first game as player/mgr
                        It wasn't a game winning HR. Robinson hit a HR in his AB as player-manager in 1975.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                          It wasn't a game winning HR. Robinson hit a HR in his AB as player-manager in 1975.
                          Drat. A fading memory is the second sign of advancing old age. Thanks for the refresher course.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ACrank View Post
                            Drat. A fading memory is the second sign of advancing old age. Thanks for the refresher course.
                            No problem. My dad let my brother and I play hooky so we could go to that game.

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                            • #15
                              Rick Waits.

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