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Baseball Fever Policy

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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

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The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

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  • #61
    You got me by five months, old man.

    Originally posted by bkmckenna
    can't play - my birth date is in january 1966 but my orioles did win the series that year with my all time favorite brooks robinson homering in his first w.s. at bat
    I was still in the oven.
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    • #62
      Originally posted by runningshoes53
      The Phillies are my team in the National League. Anyone want to tell me how they made out June 20, 1966?
      Monday, June 20 1966
      Phillies on the 4th game of a 5 game losing streak fall on the road to those Atlanta Braves 7-5 (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium)
      Starters: Chris Short vs Tony Cloninger
      Phillies (35-31) in Fifth place 5½ games out of 1st.

      The Phillies would finish 1966 in 4th place
      The Phillies Barstool Lives!

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      • #63
        Chris Short 1968 Topps

        Originally posted by ed hardiman
        Monday, June 20 1966
        Phillies on the 4th game of a 5 game losing streak fall on the road to those Atlanta Braves 7-5 (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium)
        Starters: Chris Short vs Tony Cloninger
        Phillies (35-31) in Fifth place 5½ games out of 1st.

        The Phillies would finish 1966 in 4th place
        Why does this not surprise me?

        Thanks, Ed.


        Here's Shorts 1968 Topps baseball card.
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        Last edited by runningshoes; 11-10-2005, 02:18 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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        • #64
          1952 World Series Ticket Dodgers @ Yankees

          Originally posted by DownUnderDodger
          Year 1952:

          Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League by 4 1/2 games over NY Giants with a 96-57-2 win/loss record (yep, in the days when ties were ties!). They lost the WS 4 games to 3 to cross city rivals NY Yankees (Yuk!!)

          Notable Brooklyn Dodgers player stats included:
          OBP - Jackie Robinson .440
          Stolen Bases - Pee Wee Reese 30

          Notable Brooklyn Dodgers team stats included:
          Base on Balls 663
          HR 153
          OBP .348
          Runs 775
          Slugging .399
          Stolen Bases 90
          Strikeouts 773

          On my birthdate - 12th August
          The Brooklyn Dodgers had a travel day. The previous day they had disposed of The Phillies 9-5 at Philadelphia and the next day they took care of the Giants, 5-4 in Brooklyn. And, as I was born at 8:40pm Eastern Australian time, the clock had already ticked over to 12th August in New York, so we cannot use the time difference to change the circumstances.

          I think that is enough info - and I have enjoyed researching same. Thank you Baseball Almanac!!
          The Phillies lost a ball game?
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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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          • #65
            Eddie Fisher 1973 Topps

            Originally posted by Chisox73
            As far as I know,the White Sox were watching the snow piling up on December 6,1965.

            As for that 1965 season,they finished 2nd place in the American League,7 games behind Minnesota at 95-67.The recently departed Al Lopez was manger of the team.They were led in hitting by Don Buford who hit .293 and stole a team high 17 bases for the Sox.John Romano and Moose Skowron each hit 18 homers to pace the club,while Skowron had 78 RBIs to top the team.

            Knuckle ball pitcher Eddie Fisher led the team with a 15-7 record and a 2.40 ERA,Tommy John was 14-7 with a club leading 126 strikeouts.
            Fisher was taught the knuckleball by Hoyt Wilhelm.

            I don't know about you, but I kinda like the red uniforms.
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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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            • #66
              Robin Roberts

              Originally posted by ed hardiman
              Wednesday, May 22, 1957
              Phillies Lose to Braves, 4-3 at County Stadium
              Starters: Robin Roberts vs Lew Burdette
              Phillies (16-14) in 4th place 5 games back...
              Here's Roberts in the nicest looking uniform....Ever!!!!!!!!
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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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              • #67
                11/22/1978

                Hmz, I am sure on the day I was born, the Cubs, and their fans were "waiting til next year!"



                No doubt!
                BELIEVE

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                • #68
                  Stalingrad

                  Originally posted by donzblock
                  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.
                  Yup, you can actually buy a bombed out city and try to put it back together again.

                  Looks like LA after the Watt's riots.
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                  • #69
                    Ted Williams 1969 Topps

                    Originally posted by charlesblalack@yahoo.com
                    Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.
                    Just plain looks weird.
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                    • #70
                      When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

                      My B-day is in January of 77

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by runningshoes53
                        Just plain looks weird.
                        I have that card at home, it's one of my favorites.
                        I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by sschirmer
                          I have that card at home, it's one of my favorites.
                          Where are you now, the office?
                          "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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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                            OUCH

                            thanks

                            What about the Cardinals??
                            Lou Brock broke Cobb's SB record 21 days before you were born, and stole his 900th base when you were 11 days old
                            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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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by hiddengem
                              When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

                              My B-day is in January of 77
                              On January 28 of 1982, the Angels made one of their not better trades, giving Jeff Schneider AND Doug Decinces and getting Dan Ford. In January of 1977,
                              On the 2nd, Kuhn suspended Ted Turner for a year for tampering
                              On the 4th, Mary Shane was the first female TV play-by-play announcer (for ChiSox)
                              On the 31st, Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie & Al Lopez were elected to the Hall
                              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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                              • #75
                                1977 Topps

                                Originally posted by hiddengem
                                When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

                                My B-day is in January of 77
                                And of course, this young man recorded his 2000th strike out.
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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."
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