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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by bhss89
    Yes! Larry Doby's number should be retired. He endured the same treatment as did Jackie, yet his story rarely seems to be told. For that matter, many of the black players that followed on those guy's heels endured the same racist treatment. Heck, it's sad but true - many black players still endure racist treatment. Read: John Rocker and the like.
    with all due respect, i would submit that robinson and doby have it rougher than the dudes of today. but that is just my opinion. i could be wrong.

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  • bhss89
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    Originally posted by johnny
    off topic but quick question? should larry doby also have his number retired. he came in 3 months after jackie robinson and pretty much played the same pioneer for the american league.
    just thinking that as much as jackie robinson is justifiably given his well deserved props, larry doby never seems to get the same credit.
    Yes! Larry Doby's number should be retired. He endured the same treatment as did Jackie, yet his story rarely seems to be told. For that matter, many of the black players that followed on those guy's heels endured the same racist treatment. Heck, it's sad but true - many black players still endure racist treatment. Read: John Rocker and the like.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by bhss89
    No contest: Jack Roosevelt Robinson
    off topic but quick question? should larry doby also have his number retired. he came in 3 months after jackie robinson and pretty much played the same pioneer for the american league.
    just thinking that as much as jackie robinson is justifiably given his well deserved props, larry doby never seems to get the same credit.

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  • StanTheMan
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    Great Thread idea

    I would love to hit Five Home Runs in one day, in a single doubleheader, so Musial makes the list. The other 6 days would just be gravy, I suppose.

    As for accomplishing something in the span of a week that will NEVER be surpassed, much less tied, Johnny VanDerMeer makes the list as well.

    Have to echo the Ruth comments, larger than life.....

    Being Bob Gibson for a week, pitching a few of his 7 consecutive Complete Games in the World Series (and hitting 2 WS Home Runs) would be fun too.

    Who had the greatest weeks of all time? Interesting.....

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  • bhss89
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    No contest: Jack Roosevelt Robinson

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  • DTF955
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    True, but then you have the whole letdown afterward - that is a good thought, which is why I picked Omar, I'd get to be on a Series winner.

    I just enjoy thinking about the buildup to it a little more.

    BW, given your sig, I completely understand your gaffe - at least you thought of a great player. :-)

    My one uncle was at that 1960 game 7, and says it was incredible, much like the 1993 one.

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  • Ex-Expo fan
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    Gary Carter, game 6 of the 93 world series, the tenth of a second after the ball leaves his bat to the left field bleachers. I have never seen footage of Maz's homer, but Gary looked like the happiest man on earth at that time. I think a guy is much happier when he hits a homer to win the world series, which is pretty much the dream of every hitter, than to achieve an individual feat as hitting 4 homers in a game.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by runningshoes53
    For sure...but maybe one week with the option for a second?
    hey now, ol bo had a nice run and all but he couldn't be compared to the sultan of swat. as you know, chicks dig the long ball, plus being pre-roids and all i'm sure the Babe was 'all man'

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  • runningshoes
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    Originally posted by VIBaseball
    Gotta say, Bo Belinsky was the first guy who came to mind here. I couldn't take it for more than a week, though...that's just the right dosage.
    For sure...but maybe one week with the option for a second?

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  • VIBaseball
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    Originally posted by runningshoes53
    Any one of the well known stick men.
    Gotta say, Bo Belinsky was the first guy who came to mind here. I couldn't take it for more than a week, though...that's just the right dosage.

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  • DTF955
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    Come on, wouldn't you all want the chance to actually alter something as that player? Or do we have none of our memories in this? Or, even if we have none of our memories, do we have to do *exactly* what that player did?

    I'd love to have Williw Mays' talent, I might choose him if I couldn't change anything - and I'd turn into him right after he fell out of bed the morning before he hit his 4 home runs in a game :-) (A very rare feat, very fun to do, and a good "point of entry" :-) I think i remember it was Mays who hit his head the morning before tying that record.) That would be so cool, running around making great plays, Mays in his prime, and so on. Although, man, Johnny Vander Meer would be great, too - I assume he threw those 2 no-hitters in a one-week stretch. Nah, I'd take Mays.

    If I have none of my memories but can still alter what that ploayer does, well, maybe that is cheating a little too much, and to be Cap Anson for a week encouraging integration might make some people think he was nuts. So, let's assume what I choose could alter pennant races, etc..

    I'd be Omar Vizquel, 1997 Indians, during the last week (5 games) of the world Series. He had an awesome Series, probably could have been MVP (though Ogea could have, too), and I'd take charge along with Alomar of the pitching a little, maybe make some suggestions to the manager, and if nothing else alter that game 7 so we can sacrifice the runner over to 3rd in the top of the 9th so a sac fly could bring him home. Or, if nothing else, in the bottom of that inning I'd rant and rave till Jose Mesa threw his best pitch, not his 2nd or 3rd best one. And, who knows, maybe we'd win in 6 instead, Game 5 was a close one.

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  • johnny
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    good choices all but i gotta think the babe had it best.

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  • runningshoes
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    Any one of the well known stick men.

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  • Tigerfan1974
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    David Justice when he was married to Halle Berry!

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  • Brian McKenna
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    whoever is dating alissa milano this week

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