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  • Yankillaz
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    He sure does. He stacks up well with the likes of Charlie Keller and Gavy Cravath.

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  • Jackaroo Dave
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    Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
    Yes,I posted that picture a few months ago.Here is one taken several frames before the one I posted.Buster`s father,Joseph Keaton is the first officer to viewer`s left and Mike Donlin is next to him with the long sideburns and looking a bit like Boris Karloff.You can see Mike Donlin in the Babe Ruth short "Slide,Babe,Slide"on YouTube.
    I could look at that picture and meditate on the meaning of American history for hours.

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  • Fuzzy Bear
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    I appreciate Donlin being brought up actually. While I knew his name in passing, it wasn't until this thead that I actually looked at what he did. I don't know whether he was on a path or not, but it certainly opened my eyes to a new player I didn't know much about - thanks guys.
    I certainly think Donlin had potential; his .753 OWP is 23rd in history.

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  • Nimrod
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    Originally posted by Jackaroo Dave View Post
    Somewhere around here is a recently posted still from Buster Keaton's The General with Donlin in it. If I knew how to link to a post or steal a jpeg, I'd fetch it. It's great.
    Yes,I posted that picture a few months ago.Here is one taken several frames before the one I posted.Buster`s father,Joseph Keaton is the first officer to viewer`s left and Mike Donlin is next to him with the long sideburns and looking a bit like Boris Karloff.You can see Mike Donlin in the Babe Ruth short "Slide,Babe,Slide"on YouTube.[ATTACH]119681
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  • filihok
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    Originally posted by TomBodet View Post
    Ah yes Turkey Mike, got him in Buster Keaton's The General, plays a bearded Yankee officer on a horse. He could really hit, really drink, and really leave everyone wondering What if?

    As for the great War debate- Noted_Sage Jim Caple said an awful lot about it on Espn.com that I agree with. Aches and Pains yer not alone here in this.
    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...m-Caple-on-WAR

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  • TomBodet
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    Ah yes Turkey Mike, got him in Buster Keaton's The General, plays a bearded Yankee officer on a horse. He could really hit, really drink, and really leave everyone wondering What if?

    As for the great War debate- Noted_Sage Jim Caple said an awful lot about it on Espn.com that I agree with. Aches and Pains yer not alone here in this.

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    Come up with your own... oapWAR - I'm on board!
    No, when it comes to WAR, I'm a conscientious objector.

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  • Jackaroo Dave
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    Somewhere around here is a recently posted still from Buster Keaton's The General with Donlin in it. If I knew how to link to a post or steal a jpeg, I'd fetch it. It's great.

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by 1905 Giants View Post
    Never heard about this stuff.
    Its in the SABR biography.

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  • 1905 Giants
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    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
    Mike Donlin was a nut. Parents died young. He traveled the west in his teens when it was still the wild west. While playing he ended up in jail. Drunk. Had a gun pulled on him. Got a knife scar on his face.

    It was a different time though. You had to be tough.
    Never heard about this stuff.

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    I appreciate Donlin being brought up actually. While I knew his name in passing, it wasn't until this thead that I actually looked at what he did. I don't know whether he was on a path or not, but it certainly opened my eyes to a new player I didn't know much about - thanks guys.
    Funny thing is I recognized his "profile picture" on BB-Ref. but knew nothing about him, isn't that nuts. I'm on there so much I recognize faces that pop up on the side. I need a life.

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  • Ben Grimm
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    I appreciate Donlin being brought up actually. While I knew his name in passing, it wasn't until this thead that I actually looked at what he did. I don't know whether he was on a path or not, but it certainly opened my eyes to a new player I didn't know much about - thanks guys.

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by Jackaroo Dave View Post
    Say what you will about league quality, the quality of thuggery has gone way down. Now we have counterfeit web sites to alibi steroid use and biting the heads off kittens. And the occasional murder, true.
    Haha yea. Donlin today would probably be giving back to foster homes and helping youth who lost parents. He'd have gone through these trials and tribulations and be an inspiration.

    Not in the late 1800's. Panhandle and get yourself a pistol and knife kid. It just got real.

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  • Jackaroo Dave
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    Originally posted by filihok View Post
    I have never come across a person who intentionally compared bWAR to fWAR
    Aha! so far as you know.

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  • Jackaroo Dave
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    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
    Mike Donlin was a nut. Parents died young. He traveled the west in his teens when it was still the wild west. While playing he ended up in jail. Drunk. Had a gun pulled on him. Got a knife scar on his face.

    It was a different time though. You had to be tough.
    Say what you will about league quality, the quality of thuggery has gone way down. Now we have counterfeit web sites to alibi steroid use and biting the heads off kittens. And the occasional murder, true.

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