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

  1. gatorjjh

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

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    ^^^^

    A 48 oz. bat—now that’s impressive.....
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
    1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
    1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
    1969 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C.: NL beats AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B
    1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
    1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
    1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1976 Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
    1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
    1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
    1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
    1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
    1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
    1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
    1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
    1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
    1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
    2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
    1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
    1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
    1973 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California


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    Some would say, like Billy Joel, that only the good die young.

    He was more than a good pitcher. But the batters he faced would hardly call him good. Back then head hunting was part of the game. It was a different time.
     
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    he and Gibson were from the Sal Maglie school of pitching, brush back and chin music were all part of the game, everybody knew it, the me first prima donnas of today wouldn't have a chance against the men who played back then
     
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    1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
    1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
    1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
    1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
    1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
    1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
    1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
    Baseball Player Roger Maris
    1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
    1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
    1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
    1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
    1973 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
    1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
    1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
    1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
    1983 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
    1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight

    BIRTHDAYS
    1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California
    1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1976 Nate Bump, American baseball player
    1979 José Valverde, American baseball player


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    New York Daily News
    NEWARK, N.J. — Fallen Mets superstar Dwight Gooden was once again warming a bench in a New Jersey jail cell Monday — just hours before he was supposed to show up in court for a June drug arrest, officials said.

    Newark police tagged the hero hurler for drunk driving after he was seen rolling the wrong way down a one way street near Ferry and Vincent streets in the Irondale section of Newark in a 2012 black Chrysler at about 11 p.m., a department spokesman said.

    When cops pulled him over, Gooden — who pitched the Mets to their most recent World Series championship in 1986 — appeared drunk, officials said.
    Gooden charged with DWI


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    OT:




     
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    1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
    1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
    1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
    1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
    1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-11902
    1961 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
    1972 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B
    1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
    1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
    1990 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)
    1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
    1962 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
    1964 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1965 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
    1967 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
    1971 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
    1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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    1933 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
    1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1948 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
    1948 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
    1950 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
    1952 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
    1957 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200
    1962 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
    1970 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton
    1978 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
    1984 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
    1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
    1988 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
    1991 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th

    1992 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons
    BIRTHDAYS
    1892 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
    1914 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, born in Atkins, Arkansas (d. 1968)
    1922 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
    1940 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
    1960 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
    1962 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
    1968 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1969 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California


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    1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
    1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
    1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
    1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
    1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame

    1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
    1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
    1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
    1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
    1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
    1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
    1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16

    BIRTHDAYS
    1880 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
    1880 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
    1906 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
    1939 Irv Cross, American NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), born in Hammond, Indiana
    1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
    1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
    1975 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in NYC, New York
    1975 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player, born in Mesa, Arizona


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    1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
    1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
    1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
    1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
    1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
    1985 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
    1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
    1991 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history
    1992 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
    1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
    1994 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
    1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

    BIRTHDAYS
    1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
    1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
    1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)

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    I remember him as Jim Landis.

    And I am not surprised that he accomplished this feat.
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    I remember him as Jim, all the Chisox Topps cards had him as Jim, fast and good fielder he was part of the Go Sox in 58/59 as I recall Little Louie was the speed one 2
     
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    Aparicio double: Walk and steal second.
     
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    Those were the days for sure—

    Much later (60’s) Lou Brock created havoc on the base paths of the Cards opponents.....
     
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    Maury Wills was really good, too.
     
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    as was Rickey Henderson
     
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    Always thought Rickey Henderson was a me-me-me guy the way he played the game—Wills and Brock, straight team guys to me.
     
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