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    Hi,

    I’m a Brit and new to baseball. I wonder if someone could help me out with the name of this player please?

    thanks!

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  • #2
    Do you have any other information about him aside from this one photo–maybe what year it was taken, or the player's number?

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    • #3
      All I can verify at the moment is that he's not a Yankee. That logo is from across town.
      Put it in the books.

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      • #4
        He's not familiar to me, but I think I'd be able to find him if I were to go through a stat site and check the pictures, which I would be willing to do, since I'm not up to anything else. Is there a known year, or an estimate on year?
        How dear to my heart was the old-fashioned batter / who scattered line drives from the spring to the fall / He did not resemble the up-to-date batter / who swings from the heels and misses the ball.

        The up-to-date batter, I’m not very strong for / he shatters the ozone with all of his might / And that is the reason I hanker and long for / those who doubled to left, and tripled to right.

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        • #5
          I'm pretty sure it's Sid Fernandez.
          Put it in the books.

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          • #6
            Hi everyone

            Many, many thanks for your offers of help and comments. Here’s what I know.

            The image comes from 1993.

            Sorry I’ve got no more. It’s from a friend of mine, I’ve asked for any more detail.

            thanks again,

            Tim

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zigglebub View Post
              Hi everyone

              Many, many thanks for your offers of help and comments. Here’s what I know.

              The image comes from 1993.

              Sorry I’ve got no more. It’s from a friend of mine, I’ve asked for any more detail.

              thanks again,

              Tim
              As I said, it's Sid Fernandez. He was a southpaw for the New York Mets when the pic was taken.

              For the record, Fernandez was never a Yankee. I've left this thread here in the Yankees forum because the correction is noted in the comments.
              Put it in the books.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zigglebub View Post
                Hi,

                I’m a Brit and new to baseball. I wonder if someone could help me out with the name of this player please?

                thanks!

                805D7C05-5E9C-46CD-9BD7-B6B47DC334A3.jpeg
                The big question is, where did he get the cap with the Giants' 1908 logo from? I tried not to look too closely at that 1993 season, so I must have blinked and missed that hat. I'd love to have one. Does anyone remember a special event where the New York Giants were honored?

                The font of the uniform is similar to what the Mets used as an away uniform in the 1960s and 1970s, but the blue's dark and not bordered with orange. I'm sure the Giants must have worn that as a road uniform at some point. Could this game have been in San Francisco?

                Also, what's your football team?


                "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

                  The big question is, where did he get the cap with the Giants' 1908 logo from? I tried not to look too closely at that 1993 season, so I must have blinked and missed that hat. I'd love to have one. Does anyone remember a special event where the New York Giants were honored?

                  The font of the uniform is similar to what the Mets used as an away uniform in the 1960s and 1970s, but the blue's dark and not bordered with orange. I'm sure the Giants must have worn that as a road uniform at some point. Could this game have been in San Francisco?
                  I'm guessing it was the game of Tuesday April 20. It's the only game of the year El Sid pitched against the Giants (8 innings, no decision). It was at Shea, tho.

                  Without looking it up, I'm sure it was a promotional date of some sort, with the theme tied to the day's opponent.

                  Also, what's your football team?
                  A question best asked and answered at a site not called Baseball-Fever.
                  Put it in the books.

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                  • #10
                    Hi all, more info. I've been told that it's supposed to be Bud Black of the Giants. In fact, my shy friend emailed me this DonRuss card from 1992(!) - which says it's Bud Black of the Giants. Although I'm confused because the front image shows a NY uniform, and a quick Google tells me he never played for a NY team.

                    Anyway, thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.

                    Tim

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zigglebub View Post
                      Hi all, more info. I've been told that it's supposed to be Bud Black of the Giants. In fact, my shy friend emailed me this DonRuss card from 1992(!) - which says it's Bud Black of the Giants. Although I'm confused because the front image shows a NY uniform, and a quick Google tells me he never played for a NY team.

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                      That appears to me to be a New York Giants' throwback uniform, possibly with a 1930's design, that could have been worn by the San Francisco Giants.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zigglebub View Post
                        Hi all, more info. I've been told that it's supposed to be Bud Black of the Giants. In fact, my shy friend emailed me this DonRuss card from 1992(!) - which says it's Bud Black of the Giants. Although I'm confused because the front image shows a NY uniform, and a quick Google tells me he never played for a NY team.

                        Anyway, thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.

                        Tim

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                        Wow, Bud Black it is! (Black was never a Yankee either, heh)

                        Now I too am curious what the promotional date was. That's a 1993 Donruss card, so I'm guessing the date of the pic is 1992. I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest the game is from July 16 at Shea Stadium.
                        Put it in the books.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

                          The big question is, where did he get the cap with the Giants' 1908 logo from? I tried not to look too closely at that 1993 season, so I must have blinked and missed that hat. I'd love to have one. Does anyone remember a special event where the New York Giants were honored?

                          The font of the uniform is similar to what the Mets used as an away uniform in the 1960s and 1970s, but the blue's dark and not bordered with orange. I'm sure the Giants must have worn that as a road uniform at some point. Could this game have been in San Francisco?

                          Also, what's your football team?
                          Cheers for the detail... (I'm a Bristol Rovers' fan... we're famously a bit rubbish... I'm also a recent Mets' fan)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RUKen View Post

                            That appears to me to be a New York Giants' throwback uniform, possibly with a 1930's design, that could have been worn by the San Francisco Giants.
                            Both the San Francisco and Los Angeles franchises have been known to parasite the history of the NY and Brooklyn NL franchises, which they're not rightfully entitled to. Bud Black should have been wearing an old Seals uniform.

                            Originally posted by Zigglebub View Post

                            Cheers for the detail... (I'm a Bristol Rovers' fan... we're famously a bit rubbish... I'm also a recent Mets' fan)
                            Check out the Mets sub-forum, but lurk a while before posting, so you'll understand what's going on.

                            The Mets, over the past 34 years, haven't even been the kind of franchise you'd want to raise your kids to follow. Here in the U.S. (like football in the U.K.), support is usually passed down from father to son. But with new ownership, we're hopeful things will change. The new owner's worth $14B. The previous owner was a grifter who looted the team, but Mets revenue was so high, he was able to avoid a Charlton type situation.
                            Last edited by milladrive; 09-27-2020, 11:45 PM.


                            "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

                              Both the San Francisco and Los Angeles franchises have been known to parasite the history of the NY and Brooklyn NL franchises, which they're not rightfully entitled to. Bud Black should have been wearing an old Seals uniform.



                              Check out the Mets sub-forum, but lurk a while before posting, so you'll understand what's going on.

                              The Mets, over the past 34 years, haven't even been the kind of franchise you'd want to raise your kids to follow. Here in the U.S. (like football in the U.K.), support is usually passed down from father to son. But with new ownership, we're hopeful things will change. The new owner's worth $14B. The previous owner was a grifter who looted the team, but Mets revenue was so high, he was able to avoid a Charlton type situation.
                              I think both franchises have every bit of right to "parasite" their histories before moving to California. It irks me no end that Washington doesn't better honor their Montreal heritage. And so on. Don't let your animosity toward O'Malley and Stoneham cloud your objectivity.

                              As well, I know you're not conflating the tradition of fandom being handed down from father to son (and daughter), and the fact that new ownership in Queens will mean the team will not be handed down from father to son. The way you worded that passage, it seems as if that's what you meant.
                              Put it in the books.

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