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  • #46
    Rod Carew getting hit number 3000 vs his old team, the Twins:



    Which happened on the same August day in 1985 that Tom Seaver won his 300th career game:



    On the same day. Amazing.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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    • #47
      Pete Rose Breaks All-Time Hit Record 1985

      No big baseball fan alive in the 1980s will forget this moment:

      "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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      • #48
        After this game, the unknown (in Iowa where I was growing up) Red Sox kid Roger Clemens became my favorite pitcher in MLB:

        "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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        • #49
          Is it me, or back then breaking records or getting to some benchmarks really meant something?
          "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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          • #50
            Nolan Ryan -- Strikeout King

            Here's Ryan's Express passing the Big Train:



            First man to 4000 strikeouts:

            "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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            • #51
              First man to 5000 strikeouts, and he gets Rickey Henderson:

              "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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              • #52
                Steve Carlton Wins Game Number 300

                Here's Lefty striking out 12 of my Redbirds en route to his career win number 300:

                "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                • #53
                  Here's Phil Niekro picking up win number 300 in 1985, which is one helluva baseball year:

                  "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                  • #54
                    Gaylord Perry Wins Number 300

                    Here's the great spitballer winning his 300th career game in 1982 (another great year for me anyway):

                    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                    • #55
                      I can't find a video of the final out of Don Sutton's 300th career win, but here is his Hall of Fame bio. Crazy. The Hall didn't even show a clip of him winning his 300th game. Poor Don.

                      "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                      • #56
                        1988 World Series Game 1, 9th Inning. . .

                        Who doesn't remember this one? Wow. Here is the 9th inning:

                        "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
                          Is it me, or back then breaking records or getting to some benchmarks really meant something?
                          Did someone say breaking records that mean something? In that era?

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                          Your Second Base Coach
                          Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey started 833 times and the Dodgers went 498-335, for a .598 winning percentage. That’s equal to a team going 97-65 over a season. On those occasions when at least one of them missed his start, the Dodgers were 306-267-1, which is a .534 clip. That works out to a team going 87-75. So having all four of them added 10 wins to the Dodgers per year.
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5hCIvMule0

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Second Base Coach View Post
                            Did someone say breaking records that mean something? In that era?

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                            Barely halfway to the MLB mark. How much did the record mean for Billy Williams?
                            Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
                            Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
                            Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
                            Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
                            Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Herr28 View Post
                              Rod Carew getting hit number 3000 vs his old team, the Twins:


                              I've always thought this was the most awkward 3000th hit.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by dgarza View Post
                                I've always thought this was the most awkward 3000th hit.
                                Agreed! I saw one article about it a while back where the author said that hit was the stereotypical Carew slap into shallow LF, so it was a fitting example of his career to have a hit like that for number 3000. Watching it again the time I posted it, I don't think I ever noticed how he seemed to almost fall over after making contact.
                                "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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