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  • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    Frank Robinson in that sleeveless uniform just epitomizes classic '50's-'60's baseball to me. Taken in the same year, 1956, but in Milwaukee, and posted by me many times , but I can't get enough of it. As a rookie, he has the poise, self-respect and class that most players never achieve.

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    Couldn't agree more about F. Robinson. Always thought the line from "Talkin' Baseball" about 1956, "One Robby going out, one coming in" was very poignant.

    Both men were the epitome of inner strength and character, as well as physical toughness.

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    • Opening Game Cincinnati National League Park Panoramic
      First Ever Game At Redland Field - April 11, 1912
      Chicago vs. Cincinnati - Attendance 27,366
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      • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
        I love the 3 different sleve lengths on the guys. Professional sports today would fine you for being half an inch different than the rest of the team!
        Not true. Look at all the guys on the same teams that wear their pant legs different lengths-below the knee, ankle-high {rare these days} and down to the floor.
        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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        • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
          Not true. Look at all the guys on the same teams that wear their pant legs different lengths-below the knee, ankle-high {rare these days} and down to the floor.
          uni fines happen in nfl, mlpa is too strong for that to happen
          the turd in the punchbowl
          reality really sucks.
          enjoy the game more...

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          • Have we seen this one yet? If so, worth another look, for sure.

            Thursday, October 2, Game 2 of the 1919 World Series, home 6th inning (that scoreboard will throw you), Greasy Neale is caught stealing to end the inning after he singled in Edd Roush to put the Reds up 4-0 (not yet on scoreboard), and Cincinnati would go up 2 games to none in the Series. Lefty Williams, seen on the mound, had already "thrown" this one, walking three in the third as the Reds tallied for three runs, and SS Swede Risberg, applying the tag, was also in on the fix. 2B Eddie Collins, at right, was not involved.

            Only Eddie Cicotte was paid at this point, but after this game, $10,000 more was obtained and distributed among the conspirators before heading to Chicago for Games 3, 4 and 5. And Lefty Williams would secure the fix by apparently throwing the final Game 8 as well, getting knocked out of the box in the 1st inning (the story of threatening his wife turned out to be false, but it appears he threw the game anyway). Williams and Risberg would play in 1920, but after the scandal was uncovered late that year, were declared "ineligible" for 1921, and banned for life later that year.


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            • Wow...that is a great photograph from that era!!!

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              • Beautiful shot, source says August 1957, but it's between April 21 and May 6 (most likely the morning of May 6), 1955.

                This one was tough because the scoreboard is in transition - the visiting team is switched to "Chicago", but both lineups are from the previous game played at Crosley, on April 20th, 1955 against the Cardinals, including Musial's switch to RF and the Reds double-switch leaving their pitcher batting 7th. The Redlegs then went on a 10-game road trip, returning to play the Cubs on Friday night, May 6th. (and on Sat. too, as the scoreboard says). I'm guessing the change to "Chicago" and the watering of the field means game day, so probably May 6. Anyway, enjoy.

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                Here's each side of the largest size of the photo for a better view of the glorious scoreboard and background, both pretty good photos on their own!

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                And by the way, the Redlegs won that night, 4-2, with Joe Nuxhall going all the way on a 6-hitter. Smoky Burgess and Wally Post got 2 hits apiece for the locals. Unfortunately, Cincinnati still remained in last place at day's end. Nuxhall would have the best year of his career in 1955, going 17-12 with a league-leading 5 shutouts, but Cincy would fall short of .500 and finish fifth. They would win only one more flag at Crosley, in 1961 (excluding the first half of the 1970 NL West winning season).

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                • You are definitely right on with 1955 because the restaurant sign to the right of the flag pole was different in 1956. Also it cannot be 1957 because the new scoreboard was put in prior to the season. Nice photos of that era!!!

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                  • 1939 WS, Virginia Bridge Co. to the rescue!

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                    • nbc gotw broadcast reds v. gi-ants w/ol' dizzy and pee wee at crosley
                      diz had problems with my old pal's name - joe amalfitano, not a surprise
                      willie knocks 'em in...



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                      enjoy, pardners..
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                      the turd in the punchbowl
                      reality really sucks.
                      enjoy the game more...

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                      • Great find! Never had a chance to hear Dizzy as an announcer. Excitable, but a fun listen. Although stumbling through those names would get tired in a hurry, lol.
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                        • The pitcher in this game has always intrigued me. I actually got him TTM prior to his death. On July 7, 1961, he was 9-4 with a 3.25 ERA. He proceeded to lose six straight games and finished the year at 9-10 with an ERA of 3.96. He mopped up in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 1961 Series in a 13-5 Reds' loss. He never pitched another inning in the majors. Now with a 9-10 record and a 3.96 ERA, he would get a multi-year $10 million dollar contract. How times have changed.

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                          • Originally posted by icee82 View Post
                            The pitcher in this game has always intrigued me. I actually got him TTM prior to his death. On July 7, 1961, he was 9-4 with a 3.25 ERA. He proceeded to lose six straight games and finished the year at 9-10 with an ERA of 3.96. He mopped up in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 1961 Series in a 13-5 Reds' loss. He never pitched another inning in the majors. Now with a 9-10 record and a 3.96 ERA, he would get a multi-year $10 million dollar contract. How times have changed.
                            Interesting. Ken Hunt, one year in the majors. 1961 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year too. It looks like he was simply too wild, 4.4BB/9 that year, and as his E.R.A rose into August, it appears he was pulled out of the rotation, and only started 1 game after that.

                            As the back of the card says, he had a great year in the minors in 1960, but look at '58 and '59, BBs (and E.R.A.s) off the charts! And then when sent back to the minors for seasoning in 1962, "working to cut down his free passes", he was back at square one, with 80 walks in 66 innings (that's almost 12 per 9 innings)! Three more years in the minors, but he couldn't curb his wildness, and that was pretty much that.

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                            • Originally posted by alpineinc
                              P Tony Cloninger, 1969. Had a tough year, going 11-17 for the Reds with an ERA over 5.

                              He had a couple of great years in the early '60's with the Milwaukee Braves, but never really recovered from various injuries in the mid '60's, and was primarily a spot starter and reliever for Cincinnati, winning a pennant with the Reds in 1970. He retired after the 1972 season. He would return to baseball 20 years later as a bullpen coach for the Yankees, getting 4 WS rings with the Bombers.
                              OT fun fact - The Braves' battery from their first game in Atlanta was present at the last game at Fulton County Stadium (1996 WS Game 5) - in the Yankees Dugout (Tony Cloninger/Joe Torre)

                              Don't forget Tony's 2 grand slams in one game as well.

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                              • Okay, these have all been reposted before, but I'm posting them again because I just discovered something.

                                These are probably the two best albums that exist of latter-day Crosley, both taken by fans - and I just realized that both were taken on the same day, Sunday August 31, 1969, which really boggles the mind. As noted before, Reds won 7-5, rocking Bob Gibson of all people. Bench, Perez HRs for the Reds, Shannon, Flood round-trippers for the Cards. With the win, the Reds moved into a tie with the Giants in the NL West, with the eventual pennant winning Braves 2 games back. Cards dropped 10.5 games behind the Cubs.

                                Among other amazing things in having two albums of the same day, the Merritt warmup and second Gibson warmup photo were taken about 2 minutes apart!

                                Also, the first two were posted by icee82 a few years ago, who discovered the first album here from good old Pat on Picasa, but were posted smaller; I wanted to pull them out to their largest size that the forum allows to really get a good look. Have also put up links for the largest sizes available overall for all. So let's put them all together in one post, in their biggest sizes once and for all! Enjoy them, again.

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                                Curt Flood double, either in the 5th or 8th inning.
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                                Now here's Greg Frazier's album, taken along the right field line. These are at their largest sizes.

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                                So long, Crosley...
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