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  • #16
    I was born in the offseason. November 25. There are a few birthdays on the 25th (Joe DiMaggio, of course) but I don't think I share my exact birthday, 1970, with anyone, or anything of significance happened that.
    I will be eligible to run for President in 16 days. Vote for me but not in Ohio. The Secretary of State won't allow it.
    Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
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    • #17
      August 3, 1961 Minnesota Twins At Baltimore Orioles

      Originally posted by steveox
      How did My Beloved Orioles do on August 3rd 1961?
      The baseball Gods were watching over you that Thursday afternoon, Steve, as your Orioles shut out the Twins at Memorial Stadium on their way to a 95 win season, 14 games shy of the New York Yankees who captured the World Series title in five games against the Cincinnati Reds that year.

      Hal brown, the fifth man in a rotation that included Milt Papas and 18 game winner and 1961 shut out leader Steve Barber, struck Twins batters out five times on his way to a respectable 10-6 record. Jim Kaat, whose 9-17 record that year was by no means an indication of what we could expect from him in coming years, took the 3-0 loss.

      Other Orioles on the roster that year were future Hall of Farmer's Brooks Robinson and Hoyt Wilhelm, as well as Whitey Herzog, Dick Williams and Jim Gentile who tied Ernie Banks single season record of five grand slams with a dinger off Chicago White Sox pitcher Don Larsen later that year.

      Neither team used its bullpen and the 8,806 who attended the game did not get to see a home run.
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      Last edited by runningshoes; 11-09-2005, 04:29 AM.
      "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
      Carl Yastrzemski

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      • #18
        Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.

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        • #19
          The Rocket on the road

          Originally posted by BoSox Rule
          Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.
          In March of that year, the Red Sox were in Sarasota gearing up for their season opener in Baltimore.

          Roger Clemens, two years away from his third Cy Young Award in six years got the nod from manager Joe Morgan (No, not the Joe Morgan).The Orioles scattered 12 hits including a Cal Ripken Jr. Home run in the 6th off Clemens.

          The Orioles swept the two game series and the Red Sox moved on to Kansas City losing the first two games of the three game series, but they quickly recovered winning seven of eight at home.
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          Last edited by runningshoes; 11-10-2005, 04:44 AM.
          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
          Carl Yastrzemski

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          • #20
            cubs were still in the offseason (pitchers and catchers may have reported already) on March 1, 1978

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            • #21
              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.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by CubsHub
                HEHE My cubs did not lose on that day.

                I will take that!
                But Cub Dick Bartell was born on your birthday (in 1907)
                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.
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                • #23
                  June 11, 1981

                  Originally posted by brewcrew82
                  23rd of June 1981, the brewers, as well as the rest of Major League Baseball were on strike...
                  The last day before Major League Baseball's fifth work stoppage began in June of 1981, The Milwaukee Brewers recorded a win at home against the Texas Rangers. Gorman Thomas, Ted Simmons and Former Blue Jay Roy Howell, who I saw play in 1978, all went deep for the Brew Crew.

                  Pete Vuckovich, also a former Blue Jay. picked up the win and Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers got the save. The two combined to hold the Rangers to only three hits. Hall Of Fame pitcher and fellow Canadian Fergie Jenkins was saddled with the loss.

                  Eleven days later brewcrew82 was born.

                  Vuckovich and Fingers returned to the mound two months later on the team's first day back in Cleveland and defeated future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, who pitched nine strong innings but avoided the loss, at Municipal Stadium.

                  The baseball Gods were cradling you that summer. They were your book ends.
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                  "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                  Carl Yastrzemski

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by VTSoxFan
                    All right.... How did my beloved Red Sox do on August 13, 1968?
                    And exactly 44 years before you were born, they beat the ChiSox with only one assist in one game
                    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.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Chisox73
                      As far as I know,the White Sox were watching the snow piling up on December 6,1965.
                      If only you were a north sider, your birthday would be on the same month & day as Stan Hack & Larry Bowa
                      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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                      • #26
                        anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by DownUnderDodger
                          Now, as to the date, 12th August in a year before 1958, my team did not exist per se, and I say this in due respect to donzblock, DodgerDeb and all other Brooklyn Dodger fans who frequent this site.
                          That may be true, but the "other" Dodgers had a funny story on this date in 1995
                          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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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by iPod
                            The Giants were missing out on the playoffs on the day I was born, but the '02 Giants clinched the pennant on my birthday. That was a pretty cool day.
                            True, but Giant Christy Mathewson had his third straight WS shutout in 6 days on your birthday in 1905
                            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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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by BoSox Rule
                              Nothing happened on March 16, 1989.
                              Maybe, but when you were four days old, commish Ueberroth announced that Pete Rose was under investigation
                              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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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by oscargamblesfro
                                anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?

                                they didn't play on that day, in october- the red sox finished 3rd in '70...

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