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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, May 5, 2018.

  1. 74nole

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    1992–Tom Seaver—one of the true power guys who learned how to pitch again after the lightning had deminshed from his fastball with the change-up—
     
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  2. gatorjjh

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    'Big Cat' pounces
     
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  3. GatorLurker

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    Why wouldn't anyone with a great fastball also throw a change-up from day one? You can have a weak curve ball with those two pitches.
     
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  4. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Agreed—but the change-up was a new pitch back then—besides the ol’effus pitch—
     
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  5. GatorLurker

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    Dizzy threw it so it isn't that modern. See what is below all my posts.
     
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  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1995 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1915 Walker Cooper, American baseball player, born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
    1934 Gene Freese, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 2013)
    1953 Bruce Sutter, American baseball pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    1968 Brian Johnson, American catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
    1968 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born Boston, Massachusetts
    1969 Brian Boehringer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1971 Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
    1976 Carl Pavano, American baseball player, born in New Britain, Connecticut
    1984 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
     
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    1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
    1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

    1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
    1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
    1989 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1990 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball

    1998 Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving

    BIRTHDAYS
    1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
    1959 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
    1964 Stan Javier, Dominican outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants), born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1969 Domingo Jean, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1972 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
    1973 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
    1975 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
     
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    1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
    1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
    1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver

    BIRTHDAYS
    1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
    1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player & clown, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1938 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
    1962 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Adam Kennedy, American MBL second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels), born in Riverside, California
    1980 Matt Roney, American baseball player, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
     
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    1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
    1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
    1983 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

    Birthdays

    1876 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
    1890 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
    1912 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
    1962 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
    1968 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1971 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1972 Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
    1974 Warren Morris, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Alexandria, Louisiana


     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    I got to see both Paige and Feller pitch but WAY past their primes. To see them head to head in their primes would be a real treat.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    to see them suit up against each other would be a treat to me, as a kid my dad took me to see Mantle at a golf course near Mt Dora, he and Birdie Tebbits signed a picture or post card for me and Mick signed his 57 Topps card, the club management would not let anyone near either BT or MM and both items did not survive my leaving home for college andmy mother cleaning out 'trash'.
     
  16. 74nole

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    Say it ain’t so—:eek::eek:
     
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    1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
    1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
    1988 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1994 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    BIRTHDAYS
    1860 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
    1951 Bill Madlock, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1960 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
    1967 Mike Simms, American outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Whittier, California
    1970 Nigel Wilson, Canadian-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Oshawa, Canada
    1971 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
    1977 Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player, born in Jovellanos, Cuba
    1978 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher, born in Los Mochis, Mexico
    1980 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
    1982 Chris Ray, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
    1982 Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
    1984 Scott Olsen, American baseball player, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan







     
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  18. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    1994–Steve Carlton—HOF—

    As true a work horse as has ever walked up on the bump—
     
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    1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame (Great Day!)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1950 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
    1962 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
    1969 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
    1969 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
    1981 Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
     
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  20. GatorLurker

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    Anybody there other than the grounds crew?