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  • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
    Ruth still fits the criteria because he did choose to leave the Yankees to go to Boston in 1935 even if it was the Braves.
    Ruth was given his outright release from the Yankees prior to going to the Braves (see "reserve clause").
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    • Yes, but that was a technicality. Ruth wanted out of New York when it was clear Ruppert wasn't going to ever consider him for Yankee manager and the Braves owner, Fuchs, made an appeal to Ruppert to give Ruth his outright release so he'd be free to sign with the Braves (where he conned Ruth into thinking he might one day become manager).

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      • "How can he manage the Yankees when he can't manage himself?" -J.Ruppert

        Like I said, "I'm still playing him in RF."
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        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
          Like I said, "I'm still playing him in RF."
          But what continually fail to understand is that you were assigned to play left field . . . - :dismay:
          Ken Fougère

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          • C: Wally Schang
            1B: George Scott
            2B: ???
            3B: Wade Boggs
            SS: Everett Scott
            LF: Duffy Lewis
            CF: Johnny Damon
            RF: Babe Ruth
            DH: Kevin Youkilis

            SP: Roger Clemens
            SP: Luis Tiant
            SP: Carl Mays
            SP: Derek Lowe
            SP: Sam Jones

            Rv: Sparky Lyle
            CL: Lee Smith
            "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
            George Brett

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            • Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
              Hey Ken, I'm new on this thread. Just got a question: Is this Beantown against the world or something? I'm all up against bashing the Lakers and the Yankees and the Heat.
              Everyone hates a winner.
              All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

              A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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              • Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
                C: Wally Schang
                1B: George Scott
                2B: ???
                3B: Wade Boggs
                SS: Everett Scott
                LF: Duffy Lewis
                CF: Johnny Damon
                RF: Babe Ruth
                DH: Kevin Youkilis

                SP: Roger Clemens
                SP: Luis Tiant
                SP: Carl Mays
                SP: Derek Lowe
                SP: Sam Jones

                Rv: Sparky Lyle
                CL: Lee Smith

                Closest to a 2B I can think of off-hand

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                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                • Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                  Everyone hates a winner.
                  I agree. I think envy is the motive behind the "hate". -
                  Ken Fougère

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                  • 2 days 12 hours 28 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

                    Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                    I agree. I think envy is the motive behind the "hate". -

                    And if anybody knows anything about "hating a winner," it's Ken (and Red Sox Nation).

                    Personally, I think "the monster" is green with envy. :clown:
                    Last edited by YankeeMan; 04-08-2014, 04:33 AM. Reason: Additional gibe added.
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                      And if anybody knows anything about "hating a winner," it's Ken (and Red Sox Nation).

                      Personally, I think "the monster" is green with envy. :clown:
                      This calls for my weekly, 'You (so) Suck' . . . .
                      Ken Fougère

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                      • Baseball History Trivia . . .




                        Here's a fascinating bit of history trivia that I bet 'you' never knew...(Interesting read.)

                        When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.

                        1.jpg

                        The answer was simple: Berg was a US spy.

                        Speaking 15 languages - including Japanese - Moe Berg had two loves: baseball and spying.

                        In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke's Hospital - the tallest building in the Japanese capital.

                        He never delivered the flowers. The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.

                        Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo.

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                        Catcher Moe Berg

                        Berg's father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and Yiddish. Moe, against his wishes, began playing baseball on the street at age four.

                        His father disapproved and never once watched his son play. In Barringer High School, Moe learned Latin, Greek and French.

                        He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton - having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.

                        During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian - 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.

                        While playing baseball for Princeton University, Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

                        During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there. He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic's Serbians.

                        The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.

                        Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy water plant - part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb.

                        His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.

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                        The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
                        There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb. If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war. Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb. Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss graduate student.

                        The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill.


                        If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him - and then swallow the cyanide pill.

                        Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.

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                        Werner Heisenberg - he blocked the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.
                        Moe Berg's report was distributed to Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb.
                        Roosevelt responded: "Give my regards to the catcher."

                        Most of Germany's leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis, mainly to Britain and the United States.
                        After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Merit - America's highest honor for a civilian in wartime.
                        But Berg refused to accept, as he couldn't tell people about his exploits.

                        After his death, his sister accepted the Medal and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

                        6.jpg

                        March 2,1902-----May 29, 1972
                        Ken Fougère

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                        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                          And if anybody knows anything about "hating a winner," it's Ken (and Red Sox Nation).

                          Personally, I think "the monster" is green with envy. :clown:
                          I gotta say, in the last decade, 'Not So Much'! -
                          Ken Fougère

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                          • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post



                            Here's a fascinating bit of history trivia that I bet 'you' never knew...(Interesting read.)

                            When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.

                            [ATTACH]137748[/ATTACH]

                            The answer was simple: Berg was a US spy.

                            Speaking 15 languages - including Japanese - Moe Berg had two loves: baseball and spying.

                            In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke's Hospital - the tallest building in the Japanese capital.

                            He never delivered the flowers. The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.

                            Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo.

                            [ATTACH]137749[/ATTACH]

                            Catcher Moe Berg

                            Berg's father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and Yiddish. Moe, against his wishes, began playing baseball on the street at age four.

                            His father disapproved and never once watched his son play. In Barringer High School, Moe learned Latin, Greek and French.

                            He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton - having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.

                            During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian - 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.

                            While playing baseball for Princeton University, Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

                            During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there. He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic's Serbians.

                            The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.

                            Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy water plant - part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb.

                            His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.

                            [ATTACH]137751[/ATTACH]

                            The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
                            There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb. If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war. Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb. Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss graduate student.

                            The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill.


                            If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him - and then swallow the cyanide pill.

                            Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.

                            [ATTACH]137752[/ATTACH]

                            Werner Heisenberg - he blocked the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.
                            Moe Berg's report was distributed to Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb.
                            Roosevelt responded: "Give my regards to the catcher."

                            Most of Germany's leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis, mainly to Britain and the United States.
                            After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Merit - America's highest honor for a civilian in wartime.
                            But Berg refused to accept, as he couldn't tell people about his exploits.

                            After his death, his sister accepted the Medal and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

                            [ATTACH]137754[/ATTACH]

                            March 2,1902-----May 29, 1972
                            Great story. It would be extremely difficult to find an actor who could play Moe Berg in a movie about his life...good catcher, speaking 15 languages, fearless parachuting into enemy territory, and able to leap tall Nazi buildings in a single bound.
                            "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
                            "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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                            • Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I sure did! Well, mostly... I think I enjoyed about 75% of my weekend... You know, like three outta' four... :clown: [Hiya Ken! ]
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                              • The season is still young. I am not panicking.
                                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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