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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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  • #76
    Born on April 14, 1932, Chicago, IL

    CHI N 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 8
    CIN N 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x - 5 12

    Final Results :1932 National League..90-64 (.584) Even though they didn't win on my birth date, they did win the NL pennant.

    Bob

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    • #77
      Lon Warneke 1933 Delong card

      Originally posted by bluezebra
      Born on April 14, 1932, Chicago, IL

      CHI N 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 8
      CIN N 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x - 5 12

      Final Results :1932 National League..90-64 (.584) Even though they didn't win on my birth date, they did win the NL pennant.

      Bob
      And they did it with a huge contribution from this fellow. Warneke finished with a league leading 22 wins, 2.37 era and tied Dizzy Dean and Steve Swetonic with four shutouts.
      Attached Files
      "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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      • #78
        Originally posted by bluezebra
        Born on April 14, 1932, Chicago, IL

        CHI N 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 8
        CIN N 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x - 5 12

        Final Results :1932 National League..90-64 (.584) Even though they didn't win on my birth date, they did win the NL pennant.

        Bob
        Since you are an ump, two days before you were born, the umps threw out Goose Goslin's striped bat, and it was upheld the next day
        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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        • #79
          1961 Topps Goose Goslin

          Originally posted by RuthMayBond
          Since you are an ump, two days before you were born, the umps threw out Goose Goslin's striped bat, and it was upheld the next day
          In living colour
          Attached Files
          "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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          • #80
            What did the Reds do on July 16, 1941?

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            • #81
              Originally posted by driver62
              What did the Reds do on July 16, 1941?
              Hey! Change the date to 41 years later and you have my b-day?
              Of course, you realize that was the last day of Joe Ds hit streak? (at least ended in-tact)
              Johnson and now Goligoski gone.
              I hope that's all.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by driver62
                What did the Reds do on July 16, 1941?
                They got behind four in the first and fell to the Jints 7-4. You were born on the same day as the last game of DiMaggio's hitting streak, and just eight days after Ted Williams' game-winning All-Star clout. And one day before Japanese legend Takagi Morimichi. You were nine days old when Lefty Grove won his 300th
                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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                • #83
                  July 1, 1953

                  July 1st, 1953-the ORIGINAL Washington Senators, enroute to a 76-76 record and 5th place finish, defeat the Philadelphia Athletics in Philly by the score of 5-3.

                  If someone would like to post any additional information, I'd be most appreciative.
                  "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

                  "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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                  • #84
                    --Too lazy to check out how the game turned out that day (Sept 20, 1959), but it was the waning days of a disappointing season in a disappointing decade for the Tigers. They did have some individual heros, with Harvey Kuenn winning the batting title, Al Kaline leading the league in slugging and Eddie Yost in runs.

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                    • #85
                      I wanted to thank you for the warm posts. I really appreciate it.

                      Oh and check this out, I hated baseball until I was about nine. My dad would have a braves game on and I'd say "Oh,you're watching that again" and walk away.
                      Then out of the blue ,I started understanding the sport and all it meant. I was hooked and I still am. I love baseball!!!
                      I'm 13 and the sad thing is that kids are more into Football and Baketball than Baseball. If they only knew what they are missing out on.
                      To me life revolves around baseball. As it should with any kid ,or adult ,young at heart.
                      Last edited by Go Bravos!!!#1; 11-10-2005, 04:39 PM.
                      Simply... TAKING BACK THE EAST IN 2007

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by leecemark
                        --Too lazy to check out how the game turned out that day (Sept 20, 1959), but it was the waning days of a disappointing season in a disappointing decade for the Tigers. They did have some individual heros, with Harvey Kuenn winning the batting title, Al Kaline leading the league in slugging and Eddie Yost in runs.
                        Better than you think. Detroit struck for two in the first and hung on to beat the pale hose 5-4. Kuenn went yard among his four hits, Kaline HRed too. Mossi was touched for four runs in six IP but the bullpen of Donovan/ Lown/ Shaw slammed the door.
                        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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                        • #87
                          Damn!! Why did I have to be born in the offseason!!!
                          Born True Blue

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by ElCaminoSS
                            Damn!! Why did I have to be born in the offseason!!!
                            Just tell us what happened with the team that year. Standout players..awards..stuff like that.
                            "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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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Go Bravos!!!#1
                              I'm 13 and the sad thing is that kids are more into Football and Baketball than Baseball. If they only knew what they are missing out on.
                              Very interesting comment in light of a recent thread in General Baseball Forum - "Baseball isn't our national pastime any more."
                              "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                              No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                              • #90
                                But the finished up the season 93-69-for the regular season were 54-27 (0.667 winning percentage) at home and 39-42 (0.481 winning percentage) away.
                                Born True Blue

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