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    Is anyone connected to a great ballplayer in any way? Even related?

    My dad's friend is George Sisler's grandson. That is a player connection of mine.
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    One of my best friends in college was supposedly related to Richie Ashburn
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    • #3
      Had mutual friends with a few '80s Phillies. Their Greatest Player Ever actually recognized me after almost eleven years -- sans name-dropping or Philly reference!

      I was amazed, considering all the people who approach him daily -- and I've had former co-workers or classmates barely recogzize me after 11 months :o
      Last edited by FrenchyLefebvre; 03-25-2006, 07:06 PM.

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      • #4
        Does having Randy Johnson go to the same High School I went to count?

        KH14
        “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FrenchyLefebvre
          Had mutual friends with a few '80s Phillies. Their Greatest Player Ever actually recognized me after almost eleven years -- sans name-dropping or Philly reference!

          I was amazed, considering all the people who approach him daily -- and I've had former co-workers or classmates barely recogzize me after 11 months :o
          What does Joe DiMaggio have to do with the Phillies?

          And if you're talking about Mike Schmidt, I have a few questions:

          1) Why would anyone approach him daily, unless they're bill collectors?
          2) How would you recognize a guy who's been on television or in newspapers maybe three times, total, in his entire life?
          3) When you met him, did you just say: "I could hit .267 in the majors, and I've got no arms!"?
          4) If you meet him again, could you ask him if he could get me Pete Incaviglia's autograph?
          "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

          Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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          • #6
            I just realized that you might have been referring to the greatest Phillies' player ever, in which case I'll ask you: Did Big Ed ever tell you what really happened on that bridge?
            "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

            Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FrenchyLefebvre
              Had mutual friends with a few '80s Phillies. Their Greatest Player Ever actually recognized me after almost eleven years -- sans name-dropping or Philly reference!

              I was amazed, considering all the people who approach him daily -- and I've had former co-workers or classmates barely recogzize me after 11 months :o
              I believe the key word here is their, not the.

              If DiMaggio played for the Phillies then he is sadly mistaken, but somehow I don't think that's the case.

              I guess a better question is; why are you giving him a hard time because he met Mike Schmidt, if indeed he's refering to Schmidt?

              I'm trying to imagine how it is you got flustered so quickly that you didn't read the post carefully.

              If he met Schmidt and Schmidt remembered him, I'm quite impressed.
              "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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              • #8
                Originally posted by KHenry14
                Does having Randy Johnson go to the same High School I went to count?

                KH14
                If it does, my claim to fame was that when I was younger I played the same position in the field as Joe Morgan .
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                • #9
                  My downstairs neighbor's great, great uncle is Kennesaw Mountain Landis.

                  That's all I got :o


                  EH, Pete Inci only played for the Phillies for like 2 years didn't he? On a side note, I heard they're staring a new "game used" baseball card series in memory of some Phillies players. It's the "game used mullet" series. Locks of curly, greasy mullets will be placed inside the card. As a backup plan, if they run out of mullet material, they're just gonna splatter some game used tobacco juice on the card. Should be quite a collection.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ElHalo
                    What does Joe DiMaggio have to do with the Phillies?

                    And if you're talking about Mike Schmidt, I have a few questions:

                    1) Why would anyone approach him daily, unless they're bill collectors?
                    2) How would you recognize a guy who's been on television or in newspapers maybe three times, total, in his entire life?
                    3) When you met him, did you just say: "I could hit .267 in the majors, and I've got no arms!"?
                    4) If you meet him again, could you ask him if he could get me Pete Incaviglia's autograph?
                    Grow up, please.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by runningshoes53
                      I believe the key word here is their, not the.
                      If DiMaggio played for the Phillies then he is sadly mistaken, but somehow I don't think that's the case.
                      I guess a better question is; why are you giving him a hard time because he met Mike Schmidt, if indeed he's refering to Schmidt?
                      Thanks, RunningShoes. 'Twas Schmidt.

                      Just for clarification, EHalo:
                      Have never met Willie Mays.
                      And wasn't around for Vince DiMaggio's several-game tenure with the Phils back in the '40s.

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE=Sultan_1895-1948
                        Pete Inci only played for the Phillies for like 2 years didn't he? On a side note, I heard they're staring a new "game used" baseball card series in memory of some Phillies players. It's the "game used mullet" series. Locks of curly, greasy mullets will be placed inside the card. As a backup plan, if they run out of mullet material, they're just gonna splatter some game used tobacco juice on the card. Should be quite a collection.[/QUOTE]

                        Classic! This could also include some of Lenny's "Special Vitamins".

                        Back in 1990, I was working in a country club outside Philly and Lenny & Dutch Daulton came into the dining room and asked the bartender if they could get some sandwiches & beer to take on the golf course.

                        Our bartender, not recognizing them, told them they had to be with a member, or needed a member to sign, so gave them a hard time.
                        I recognized them, took them into the pro shop & asked them who they were guests of. They were friends of the head pro in a neighbor club (who got them on the course), so I asked the head pro's name and just signed and initialed the food order/checks.

                        Lenny was asking for "Beer with the screw-off tops that we can screw off on the golf course" (aka domestic beer, not needing a lid-popper). Not really able to keep a straight face, as he was motioning the gesture while leaning on the glass display/counter, I asked "What flavor, Lenny?"
                        They were real nice, hooked them up with some chic salad sandwiches & Bud and they were good to go!
                        Last edited by FrenchyLefebvre; 03-26-2006, 07:34 PM.

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                        • #13
                          A customer had me quote the cost of reupholstering her couch years ago. She showed me a photo of her grandfather who was a college pitcher in the late 1800's. I did some research, and upon returning gave her the ancestors ML stats and minor league stats. He played well in the majors for a year and then gave it up so he could earn a decent living. I have forgotten his name.

                          It was nice to share this information with her and her family.
                          "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
                          "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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                          • #14
                            Hes not realy a famous baseball player, but one of my good friends uncle is Josh Towers a pitchure on the Blue Jays, also another friend of mine has a retired pitcure that played in the bigs, but his name escapes me...
                            I collect TTM and IP. autogrpahs, right now i have about 125,

                            Ive been a sox fan my whole life, always have been, always will be.

                            www.soxpride.com ( a fun site to talk to other sox fans)

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