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    In 1957-1965 this major league pitcher averaged 6 hits, 12 walks, and 12-13 strike outs in while in the minor leagues. Who was he.

  • #2
    Might we be talking about Steve Dalkowski?

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    • #3
      Sounds like it could only be Steve Dalkowski.

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      • #4
        Dalkowski was never a "major-leaguer"...
        Life is complex, it has both real and imaginary parts.

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        • #5
          Rex Barney, Nolan Ryan, Steve Blass?
          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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          • #6
            Steve Dalkowski is correct. And yes he played in the Major League.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
              Steve Dalkowski is correct. And yes he played in the Major League.
              Dalkowski never appeared in a major-league game. The closest he came was in 1963, when he was told near the end of Spring Training that he'd made the Orioles' roster. He had one last ST game to pitch, and he blew out his arm. His story is the stuff of legend and has been retold many times, Google him and read it.
              Life is complex, it has both real and imaginary parts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                Steve Dalkowski is correct. And yes he played in the Major League.
                You mean the movie?
                Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
                Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                • #9
                  "Steve Dalkowski is correct. And yes he played in the Major League."

                  No he did not. He was invited to MLB spring training in 1962 and 1963 and appeared on the Orioles' 25-man roster briefly in 1962, but it was a paper move. He did not appear in a Major League game. I know Steve and he would tell you that himself.

                  For some genuine Dalkowski trivia, Steve pitched seven games with the Pensacola Dons of the Alabama-Florida League in 1959. How many photographs exist of Steve in a Pensacola uniform?

                  EDIT: Bonus Question! Steve is often credited with having played for Kennewick of the Northwest League. But Kennewick wasn't the official city name of the team in the Northwest League. They were called something else. What were they?
                  Last edited by Dalkowski110; 02-14-2008, 04:29 PM.
                  "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                  -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                  Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                    I know Steve and he would tell you that himself.
                    Really? You know Steve Dalkowski?

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                    • #11
                      "Really? You know Steve Dalkowski?"

                      Yes, I do. I've gotten his autograph and talked with him on several occassions. Anything specific you want to know?
                      "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                      -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                      Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                        "Really? You know Steve Dalkowski?"

                        Yes, I do. I've gotten his autograph and talked with him on several occassions. Anything specific you want to know?
                        Boxers or Briefs?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                          "Really? You know Steve Dalkowski?"

                          Yes, I do. I've gotten his autograph and talked with him on several occassions. Anything specific you want to know?
                          Is he jealous of Sidd Finch?
                          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
                          Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                          • #14
                            "Boxers or Briefs?"

                            Next time you try a joke, I suggest you attempt to make it humorous...

                            "Is he jealous of Sidd Finch?"

                            LOL! That takes the cake!
                            "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                            -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                            Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post

                              For some genuine Dalkowski trivia, Steve pitched seven games with the Pensacola Dons of the Alabama-Florida League in 1959. How many photographs exist of Steve in a Pensacola uniform?

                              EDIT: Bonus Question! Steve is often credited with having played for Kennewick of the Northwest League. But Kennewick wasn't the official city name of the team in the Northwest League. They were called something else. What were they?
                              First question, I'll guess the grand total of how many I've found: zero.

                              Second question: Best guess is that thanks to Pasco and Richland, they were called the "Tri-City" Braves, Atoms, Angels, A's, Padres, Triplets, and Ports from 1950 to 1974, per this site:

                              http://www.digitalballparks.com/JacobsSanders.html
                              Life is complex, it has both real and imaginary parts.

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