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  • #31
    Originally posted by oscargamblesfro
    anybody have any recommendations of sites where i can find this info?
    retrosheet.org


    On 8/29/67 (that's 1967, not 1867):
    Nolan, McCool and Abernathy combined for a shutout as the Reds beat Jim Bunning and the Phillies 1-0. The Reds were outhit 7-2, but scored the games only run in the 7th. Vada Pinson doubled, moved to 3rd on Pete Rose's groundout and scored on a SF by Lee May. Johnny Bench played in his 2nd big league game, having made his major league debut the day before.

    Jim Longborg and the Sox beat Mel Stottlemyre and the yankees 2-1. Both pitchers threw complete games. Tom Tresh accounted for the only yankees' run with a 1 out HR in the 7th. Longborg had 2 sacrifices and drove in Reggie Smith with a base hit to left for the eventual winning run.

    The Reds won, the Sox beat the yankees, Bench played his 2nd game, "The Fugitive" finally found the one armed man, and I was born. Aug. 29, 1967 was an exciting day all around, but I barely remember any of it.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by mordeci
      On 8/29/67 (that's 1967, not 1867):
      Nolan, McCool and Abernathy combined for a shutout as the Reds beat Jim Bunning and the Phillies 1-0. The Reds were outhit 7-2, but scored the games only run in the 7th. Vada Pinson doubled, moved to 3rd on Pete Rose's groundout and scored on a SF by Lee May. Johnny Bench played in his 2nd big league game, having made his major league debut the day before.

      Jim Longborg and the Sox beat Mel Stottlemyre and the yankees 2-1. Both pitchers threw complete games. Tom Tresh accounted for the only yankees' run with a 1 out HR in the 7th. Longborg had 2 sacrifices and drove in Reggie Smith with a base hit to left for the eventual winning run.

      The Reds won, the Sox beat the yankees, Bench played his 2nd game, "The Fugitive" finally found the one armed man, and I was born. Aug. 29, 1967 was an exciting day all around, but I barely remember any of it.
      Bert Campaneris got three triples in one game against, who else, Cleveland
      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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      • #33
        Being born on February 6th means there was no game action. In the year of my birth (1947) the KC Royals didn't exist. I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note.

        On a baseball note, Babe Ruth did celebrate his 52nd birthday. He would be dead a little over 18 months later.
        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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        • #34
          Originally posted by KCGHOST
          Being born on February 6th means there was no game action. In the year of my birth (1947) the KC Royals didn't exist. I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note.

          On a baseball note, Babe Ruth did celebrate his 52nd birthday. He would be dead a little over 18 months later.
          You're exactly six days younger than Nolan Ryan and the Green Monster, and five days younger than the ML pension plan
          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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          • #35
            Originally posted by Go Bravos!!!#1
            That fateful day June 10,1992. The braves beat the Dodgers 2-1 behind the arm of Steve Avery. Also I was born that day.
            My parents named me Justice after David Justice ,now you know I had to become a braves fan.
            1992 became the year when Sid Bream slid home to win the pennant. I was probably sucking on a bottle when it happened wondering why my dad was so ecstatic.
            Unfortunently ,we lost the WS to the Blue Jays. But,hey you can''t win 'em all.
            That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
            yeah - i scared the hell out of my kids for years yelling at ball games on tv - now they ignore me

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            • #36
              Originally posted by KCGHOST
              . I was born in Brooklyn but to my knowledge the Dodgers didn't do anything of note. (in february 1947)

              .
              they were about to

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              • #37
                August, 17, 1968

                My beloved S.F. Giants beat the Phillies 6-4 in Philadelphia. Bobby Bonds went 2-4 with two runs scored. Wilie Mays was 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Ron Hunt also went 2-4 with two runs scored. Juan Marichal won the game to up his record to 22-5. At the end of the day the Giants were in second place but were 13 games behind the eventual N.L. champion St. Louis Cardinals.
                Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 11-09-2005, 09:27 AM.
                Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                  My beloved S.F. Giants beat the Phillies 6-4 in Philadelphia. Bobby Bonds went 2-4 with two runs scored. Wilie Mays was 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Ron Hunt also went 2-4 with two runs scored. Juan Marishal won the game to up his record to 22-5. At the end of the day the Giants were in second place but were 13 games behind the eventual N.L. champion St. Louis Cardinals.
                  The one and only....
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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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                  • #39
                    December 16, 1969

                    My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.

                    On the day I was born, my Cubbies got together with my adopted Tribe for a rousing nine inning "shovel-off" at frigid Wrigley Field. Rumor has it, the Cubbies pulled it out when a huge scoop of the white stuff was gathered up by Ron Santo in the bottom of the ninth!
                    I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by sschirmer
                      My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.

                      On the day I was born, my Cubbies got together with my adopted Tribe for a rousing nine inning "shovel-off" at frigid Wrigley Field. Rumor has it, the Cubbies pulled it out when a huge scoop of the white stuff was gathered up by Ron Santo in the bottom of the ninth!
                      Five days before you were born, a NYC federal court ruled against antitrust allegations in a suit brought by umps. On your sixth birthday Bill Veeck, who planted the ivy for your beloved Cubbies, bought the ChiSox.
                      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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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by sschirmer
                        My beloved Cubbies were licking their collective wounds, after one of MLB's more classic collapses.

                        On the day I was born, my Cubbies got together with my adopted Tribe for a rousing nine inning "shovel-off" at frigid Wrigley Field. Rumor has it, the Cubbies pulled it out when a huge scoop of the white stuff was gathered up by Ron Santo in the bottom of the ninth!
                        Doesn't Ron look great in cross town red?
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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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                        • #42
                          January 14, 1954

                          Obviously the Indians did not play that day, but were just months away from one of the greatest regular seasons in ML baseball history. (They didn't win the World Series, and haven't since either.)

                          A couple things to note on that day:
                          1. Joe DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe.
                          2. I'm told that's the last day streetcars ran in Cleveland.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by gregvanv
                            They didn't win the World Series, and haven't since either.
                            Look at the bright side. You'll be one of the "I never thought I'd see this in my lifetime" people that gets interviewed when the Indians win the series in 2054.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by gregvanv
                              2. I'm told that's the last day streetcars ran in Cleveland.
                              Do you think there's any correlation?
                              If you like Scott McGregor, you were four days old when he was born
                              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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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                                Do you think there's any correlation?
                                If you like Scott McGregor, you were four days old when he was born
                                How old would he have been if he didn't like Scott McGregor?

                                McGregor seems to be a nice guy. He signed my card for me after an Orioles-Tigers game many years ago. Included a biblical reference with his signature. I can't remember what it was, though. Not John 3:16.
                                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
                                Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
                                Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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