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  • Blackout
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    Josh Gibson never got to show the white world how great he was

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  • Brian McKenna
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    Originally posted by Jake83
    94 Stike none of these others compare
    a man's death counts less than a work stoppage??

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  • KCGHOST
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    I went with the Josh Gibson thing. All the all others were personal tragedies or baseball events. The exclusion of the Negro players is a stain on our honor as a people.

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  • Jake83
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    94 Stike none of these others compare

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    Originally posted by Appling
    What in your opinion was the "saddest" event (or "non-event") in 20th Century Major League baseball?

    Here are some nominees. I suggest we each pick two from this list.

    I realize that you may have nominations I haven't thought of -- but I forgot to insert another choice for "OTHER'.
    I've inserted the option for Other.
    I chose Gibson, et al. not being able to play in the Majors and Ray Chapman's death.
    Besides the strikes, John McSherry's opening day death in Cincinnati was horrifying to those who witnessed it and the ramifications were felt everywhere. It really sent the message out to umpires who didn't take care of themselves too well.

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  • Barnstormer
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    "I'm not here to talk about the past." Pretty sad day.

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  • uthminsta
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    Other.

    1. Lou Gehrig, one of the most wonderful men to don a uniform, being debilitated and snatched from the game, and then from this life, before his 38th birthday.

    2. Any baseball strike / work stoppage, regardless of the villain.

    and yes, 3... all the injustice related to race. Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and more men we will never even know.

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  • Appling
    started a poll Saddest moments in baseball

    Saddest moments in baseball

    108
    Babe Ruth never got to manage a major league club
    3.70%
    4
    Ray Chapman was killed by a wild pitch
    19.44%
    21
    Joe Jackson never got to show how he could hit in the Live Ball era
    11.11%
    12
    Satchel Paige was past age 40 before he made it to the Majors
    8.33%
    9
    Josh Gibson and other Negro League stars NEVER made it to the majors
    36.11%
    39
    St. Louis Browns NEVER won a World Championship
    0.00%
    0
    Other
    21.30%
    23
    What in your opinion was the "saddest" event (or "non-event") in 20th Century Major League baseball?

    Here are some nominees. I suggest we each pick two from this list.

    I realize that you may have nominations I haven't thought of -- but I forgot to insert another choice for "OTHER'.
    Last edited by Appling; 12-20-2005, 07:38 PM.

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