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  • #46
    Timbones, Frank became a Catholic after meeting his future wife, a Catholic, while he was playing for Green Bay. He will probably die in the odor of sanctity. +Pax tecum.

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    • #47
      John, I haven't seen him, but he did sign a few baseballs for the people who work at the beer and wine store. I gave one of my friends, the deli manager there, a baseball cube to put the ball in, which he proudly displays.
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      Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
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      Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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      • #48
        Hondo Autographs

        That's the way we want to remember our childhood heroes.That was very nice of you to do captain. Balls can get messed up pretty easily. About two years ago,I dated a woman that was a big Orioles fan. I had my doubts about that until the first time I went to her house and she pulled out two giant gym bags filled with probably 50 autographed balls! I couldn't bring myself to ask her If I could have the Steve Barber or Gene Brabender balls. Wish I had




        Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose
        John, I haven't seen him, but he did sign a few baseballs for the people who work at the beer and wine store. I gave one of my friends, the deli manager there, a baseball cube to put the ball in, which he proudly displays.

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        • #49
          If anyone is interested I have several photos of Frank Howard on my website which have never been published anywhere else. They are in the Rangers/Senators gallery. If you're a glutton for punishment there is also one of Frank as a coach for the Brewers in their road blue "pajamas" in the Brewers/Pilots gallery.

          "Steve's Baseball Photography Pages"



          Steve

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          • #50
            Originally posted by StevesBaseball
            If anyone is interested I have several photos of Frank Howard on my website which have never been published anywhere else. They are in the Rangers/Senators gallery. If you're a glutton for punishment there is also one of Frank as a coach for the Brewers in their road blue "pajamas" in the Brewers/Pilots gallery.

            "Steve's Baseball Photography Pages"



            Steve
            And for you serious Senators fans, if you scroll down the first page there is a picture of Darold Knowles pitching, albeit in an A's uniform. Great pictures.

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            • #51
              Great Photos

              Welcome Steve. You have quite a collection of great photos. I sent you an E-mail about some of the unidentified Rangers. I couldn't maximize them but I think I recognized a few.



              Originally posted by StevesBaseball
              If anyone is interested I have several photos of Frank Howard on my website which have never been published anywhere else. They are in the Rangers/Senators gallery. If you're a glutton for punishment there is also one of Frank as a coach for the Brewers in their road blue "pajamas" in the Brewers/Pilots gallery.

              "Steve's Baseball Photography Pages"



              Steve

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              • #52
                Here's a sneak peak of a brand new Frank photo I received on Thursday. I have two more that I'll post soon.

                Steve
                "Steve's Baseball Photography Pages"

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                • #53
                  Another great photo Steve!

                  Thanks once again, any idea what year the photo dates to? Obviously 1969 or later given the red helmet-Frank looks pretty svelte in the photo!
                  "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

                  "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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                  • #54
                    Hondo

                    I was thinking the same thing about Hondo's physique. He looks great in this picture. Steve has some wonderful,never before seen photos. I always look forward to seeing new ones.

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                    • #55
                      Senator pictures

                      Here's a good link with a lot Senator pictures all on one page (including the infamous Denny McLain) : http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/...s61images.html

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                      • #56
                        Nats Site

                        Hi TB. This is a great site for all teams histories. Dick Donovan had a great year for the 1961 Senators,leading the league in ERA with just a 10-10 record. Jim King sure didn't look like a professional athlete,did he?
                        I have alot of the cards for the red uniformed players. The Toby Harrah card is from 1972,the Rangers first year,so no logo on the cap is shown.The one of Howard at the plate,is a 24" x 36" poster. I have that framed on my living room wall. Notice who's standing next to Denny McLain? The other 1971 disaster story,Curt Flood. Thanks for putting this up for us!




                        Originally posted by Timbones
                        Here's a good link with a lot Senator pictures all on one page (including the infamous Denny McLain) : http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/...s61images.html

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                        • #57
                          Hello JohnG! Nice to hear from you again. Yeah, Jim King looked like he was about 46, funny how the ball players from the 40's and 50's always looked older than they really were. Somehow we got more "baby faced" in the 1970's it seems. Being a kid then though guys like Jim King and Don Lock were our "sluggers" and we just hoped they would tag one! As for Donovan he might have won 15 games that year with a little support. And you can sure see why they called Claude Osteen "Gomer"! Bud Zipfel? For sure I don't remember him. I heard Denny McLain was spotted working as a cashier in a 7-11 in Detroit after he was paroled in 2004. Geez, what a shame!
                          I wish I had saved my old cards. I remember having a Lou Piniella in a Hawaii uniform when he played for the Senators' farm team...

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                          • #58
                            Yeah, guys, age is a relative thing-"old" is always 20 years older than you. You know it's getting bad when you went to school with younger co-workers parents! Or even worse, you're older than your co-workers parents.

                            I guess that was why I followed Dave Winfield's career-he was one of the last major leaguers that was older than me.

                            I have the last three years of Topps Senators cards (1969-1971) as well as those infamous 1974 offerings from Topps lettered Washington-National League with the San Diego Padres players depicted.

                            The ironic thing is, that after suffering miserable attendance in their first five years of existence, the Padres, after being purchased by Ray Kroc, of McDonald's fame, prior to the 1974 season, finally drew 1 million fans. Courtesy of my very low draft number, I was wearing the uniform of the U. S. Coast Guard at that time, stationed in San Diego, and happened to be in attendance the night they topped the 1 millon mark for the first time. Buried somewhere in my treaures (that the bride calls "crap") is a scorebook and a bumper sticker that reads "1 Million Padre fans-I was there". The irony is that only six months earlier I was rooting for the Padres to come to DC-and still had long hair.

                            But I digress-what I wanted to mention was a set of Washington Senators cards in my possession put out by the D. C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Office of Traffic Safety. This set of cards, on yellowish cardboard, with black and white photos, and not very evenly cut includes:

                            Joe Foy, Toby Harrah, Paul Casanova, Frank Howard, Tim Cullen, Don Wert, Tom McCraw (last year's Nationals batting coach and holder of the distinction of scoring the very last expansion Senators run), Denny McLain , Elliott Maddox and Dick Bosman.

                            Each of these cards has some type of safety reminder-for instance, the Tom Mc Craw card reads, on the back, "Speed on the bases-you win! Speed on the streets-you lose! Play it Safe!"

                            I've had these cards for years-this was the first time I've taken them out of their protective plastic bag in many moons.

                            Since this thread is about Frank Howard, I suppose it would be fitting if I included the safety reminder on his card as well. It reads:

                            "I wait for my pitch in baseball-You wait for your light in traffic. Play it safe!"
                            Last edited by Aa3rt; 06-12-2006, 07:53 PM.
                            "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

                            "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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                            • #59
                              Hi TB!- I have a Smokey Burgess card from 1965 which must have been his last year. He was 38 but looks at least 50 on the card. I keep this one in a card case. He played in 80 games,hit .280 in 77 At bats with 24 RBI's! He was one of the great pinch hitters of all time.I have a game on CD from 1961 and Donovan beat the Yankees 5-1 on a pinch grand slam by Gene Green. He had won about 7 in a row to even up his record. A young Bud Zipfel played first in that game and they talked about his power and great future! He had won the game the night before with a triple(I think). Maris hit his 43rd homer in that game. King and Lock could only be stars for our Nats!
                              Denny McLain totally screwed up his life.I heard a radio clip of an interview with him not long ago. He still says he was innocent of all of the Fraud charges that sent him to prison.
                              I have a lou piniella rookie stars card with the Nats. That Hawaii card would be great to still have. Where are all of our old cards now? Somebody has them!



                              Originally posted by Timbones
                              Hello JohnG! Nice to hear from you again. Yeah, Jim King looked like he was about 46, funny how the ball players from the 40's and 50's always looked older than they really were. Somehow we got more "baby faced" in the 1970's it seems. Being a kid then though guys like Jim King and Don Lock were our "sluggers" and we just hoped they would tag one! As for Donovan he might have won 15 games that year with a little support. And you can sure see why they called Claude Osteen "Gomer"! Bud Zipfel? For sure I don't remember him. I heard Denny McLain was spotted working as a cashier in a 7-11 in Detroit after he was paroled in 2004. Geez, what a shame!
                              I wish I had saved my old cards. I remember having a Lou Piniella in a Hawaii uniform when he played for the Senators' farm team...

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                              • #60
                                Hi Aa3rt - Old will always be 20 years older than we are. I had a low draft number too but never got called. I think the war ended about then. I guess it got you that great program,if nothing else! I have a few of those Washington Padres cards too. Dave roberts is one I know I have. Remember that they broadcast a few games on Channel 5 when they thought the team was coming for sure. The Padres were really bad. I remember that a kid named Dwain Anderson was batting third with 0 homers. I thought,"This team is worse than the Nats!".I'll never forget it. I'll have to see if I can find it on Retrosheet.
                                I also have those DMV cards! My brother gave them to me framed as gifts but I didn't know they had type on the back. He got them on ebay and was really disappointed in the quality. I'll tell him that yours is yellowish too. I have one from 1970 as well and it has John Roseboro,Epstein,Casanova,Howard,Aurelio Rodriguez,Brinkman,Maddox,Knowles,Lee Maye and Bosman. That's quite an upgrade from the guys on the 1971 card. I'll take them out of the frames and read them. Thanks for bringing these up!




                                Originally posted by Aa3rt
                                Yeah, guys, age is a relative thing-"old" is always 20 years older than you. You know it's getting bad when you went to school with younger co-workers parents! Or even worse, you're older than your co-workers parents.

                                I guess that was why I followed Dave Winfield's career-he was one of the last major leaguers that was older than me.

                                I have the last three years of Topps Senators cards (1969-1971) as well as those infamous 1974 offerings from Topps lettered Washington-National League with the San Diego Padres players depicted.

                                The ironic thing is, that after suffering miserable attendance in their first five years of existence, the Padres, after being purchased by Ray Kroc, of McDonald's fame, prior to the 1974 season, finally drew 1 million fans. Courtesy of my very low draft number, I was wearing the uniform of the U. S. Coast Guard at that time, stationed in San Diego, and happened to be in attendance the night they topped the 1 millon mark for the first time. Buried somewhere in my treaures (that the bride calls "crap") is a scorebook and a bumper sticker that reads "1 Million Padre fans-I was there". The irony is that only six months earlier I was rooting for the Padres to come to DC-and still had long hair.

                                But I digress-what I wanted to mention was a set of Washington Senators cards in my possession put out by the D. C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Office of Traffic Safety. This set of cards, on yellowish cardboard, with black and white photos, and not very evenly cut includes:

                                Joe Foy, Toby Harrah, Paul Casanova, Frank Howard, Tim Cullen, Don Wert, Tom McCraw (last year's Nationals batting coach and holder of the distinction of scoring the very last expansion Senators run), Denny McLain , Elliott Maddox and Dick Bosman.

                                Each of these cards has some type of safety reminder-for instance, the Tom Mc Craw card reads, on the back, "Speed on the bases-you win! Speed on the streets-you lose! Play it Safe!"

                                I've had these cards for years-this was the first time I've taken them out of their protective plastic bag in many moons.

                                Since this thread is about Frank Howard, I suppose it would be fitting if I included the safety reminder on his card as well. It reads:

                                "I wait for my pitch in baseball-You wait for your light in traffic. Play it safe!"

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