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  • #16
    our alumni

    With Bill Werber's passing yesterday,that leaves fifty-one former New York Giants still with us.

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    • #17
      With the passing of Whitey Lockman this past Tuesday, March 17th, that leaves us with fifty former New York Giants still with us.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
        With the passing of Whitey Lockman this past Tuesday, March 17th, that leaves us with fifty former New York Giants still with us.
        What!?!? I had no idea. Do you have any more info?
        Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

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        • #19
          R.I.P. Herman Franks

          He passed away at age 95 yesterday. Herman only played one game as a Giant (in 1949) but also coached under Leo Durocher. He later managed in San Francisco and with the Cubs.

          http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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          • #20
            Sadly, with Herman Franks's passing on March 30th, we are now down to just forty-nine former New York Giants that are still living.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
              With the recent passings of Whitey Lockman and Herman Franks, our alumni is now just forty-nine former New York Giants. The above list has been updated.
              The new list is where it should be now; stupidly, I hit the wrong button and updated the list on an old posting. It should be all right now.

              It doesn't make me any less sadder about two good baseball men's passings, though.

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              • #22
                RIP Mr Franks. I wrote to his home in Utah last year and he was kind enough to sign two cards for me. Again... RIP.
                Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
                  The new list is where it should be now; stupidly, I hit the wrong button and updated the list on an old posting. It should be all right now.

                  It doesn't make me any less sadder about two good baseball men's passings, though.
                  Nope, still messed it up- the list of alumni is updated but it's still in post #10 and I can't get it fixed.

                  To quote that great Argentine golfer Roberto DeVicenzo, after he signed an incorrect scorecard to lose a chance for a playoff at the Masters, "What a stupid I am."

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                  • #24
                    Despite those two recent deaths, 48 living players from a team that hasn't played a game in 52 years is pretty darn good. Nice longevity among former NY "Jints".

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                    • #25
                      Hey Ralph, where do you live now? You're in the Bay Area, right?

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                      • #26
                        Cool beans. I'm from the City across the bay that has been, ahem, borrowing your team for the last 51 years.

                        Live across the pond now but we should have a beer at Lefty's when I get back. I've always wanted to pick the brain of an NY Giants fan. A friend knows Fred Stein and gave me his email. I think he conveniently deleted the 500 word spiel I sent him in a senior moment, if you get my drift..

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                        • #27
                          Sadly, with Davey Williams' recent passing, that now leaves us with 46 living New York Giants.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
                            With the recent passing of Davey Williams, our alumni is now just forty-six former New York Giants. The above list has been updated.
                            The updated list is still in post #10; I tried to move it but haven't been successful. If anyone knows how to do it let me know.

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                            • #29
                              Sadly, with the recent passings of Lonny Frey and Buddy Blattner, we are now down to forty-four men who played for the Giants at the Polo Grounds.

                              Our forty-four remaining players are treasures to us New York Giants fans; Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Bobby Thomson, Al Dark, Johnny Antonelli and the other thirty-nine are people that I cherish. I've even been lucky enough to meet or talk to quite a few of them. It's been an honor to meet many of my heroes over the years. It sounds corny, but out of the ones I've talked to or met, none of them have disappointed me.

                              Thanks for the memories, gentlemen.

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                              • #30
                                Lonnie (also spelled Lonny) Frey was the second oldest living major leaguer. At the time of his passing on September 13 he was 99 years and 21 days old.
                                He was a member of two World's Champion teams: the 1940 Cincinnati Reds and 1947 New York Yankees, but his best years were probably with the Chicago Cubs in the '30s. He broke into the majors as a Cub in 1933. He was a four- time National League All-star, twice with the Cubs and twice with the Reds.

                                The 1948 New York Giants were his final stop in the majors.

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