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  posted on 1/3/2016 at 07:57 AM
Frank Malzone & Willie Mays

 

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  posted on 1/7/2016 at 12:24 PM
great one Lee of Frank tagging out the Say Hey Kid at Yankee Stadium at one of the 2 1960 All-Star Games -- they played 2 midsummer classics back then



it made little sense to anyone -- Frank Malzone, by all rights a career BoSox -- but played one last half-season in Calif. in 1966 -- then watched as his team the next season, w/Joe Foy playing his third base position, made their memorable run to the WS -- couldn't''ve been easy, he still had game, but he never should've ended up riding the pine in Calif........

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....TC, same thing -- had his best year in 1970 w/36HR, I think 115 RBI -- not a great average, .255, but still a real good year
....then traded to Calif., where like his 1964-65 Sox teammate Malzone, his career ended after a half season -- no sense to it

today would have been Tony's 70th birthday -- the game of baseball lost one of its all time potential greats on that terrible Aug. 1967 night at Fenway -- the fastest to 100 career HR of anyone who ever played

Carl Yastrzemski was quoted on the cover of a biography about Tony from some 5-10 years ago -- paraphrasing, the quote was that, Given a full career in his native city of Boston, where his swing was tailor-made for Fenway, "Tony would have hit 500 home runs in his sleep"


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  posted on 1/15/2016 at 02:37 PM


Would have been 68 today.

 

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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:04 AM


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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:10 AM


Thurman Munson & Carlton Fisk

 

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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:11 AM


Bill Dickey

 

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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:18 AM
And of course...

 

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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:27 AM
What the heck, one more. Looks like Jorge in addition to his finger, is pointing a cigarette at a dugout.


 

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  posted on 1/16/2016 at 07:36 AM
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"Forever Blue"

 

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Happy 80th birthday, Jim Brown
like Sandy Koufax retired in his prime in mid-1960s
& what a start to his movie career -- w/Raquel Welch (don't recall title) -- but all those early ones, like The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra etc
favorite early one, tick...tick...tick -- showed he could really act
favorite of all time, the must-have for all retro grouches -- Jim Brown teams up with:
(wah-wah guitar please) Richard Roundtree (Shaft);
Ron O'Neal (Superfly, he'll get ya bye & bye);
Fred Williamson, another NFL-turned actor;
a still foxy-looking Pam Grier (Foxy Brown)
& other greats
who get together to try to take back their former home town of Gary Indiana, now a run-down shell of its former self as it's become overrun by the warring Crips and Bloods gangs

well just wait till the old timers get to town (hehe)
it'd be no contender for an Oscah, but it's still a great one (from mid-1990s or so)

It wasn't just football -- he excelled in basketball, track, and especially lacrosse. As a Syracuse sophomore, he was the second leading scorer for the basketball team (15 ppg), and earned a letter on the track team. His junior year, he averaged 11.3 points in basketball, and was named a second-team All-American in lacrosse. His senior year, he was named a first-team All-American in lacrosse (43 goals in 10 games to rank second in scoring nationally).[7]

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  posted on 2/25/2016 at 08:57 AM


He was from my hometown of Northborough, MA and I was in Little League when he made it to the show. He got a heroes welcome when he came home after winning RoY in '76. Moved back to town and ran the family farm after his playing days, used to see him around a lot. He died in a nasty farming accident in 2009.

40 years ago: Fidrych opened eyes at spring training on his way to becoming “The Bird”

 

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  posted on 2/25/2016 at 05:48 PM
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He was from my hometown of Northborough, MA and I was in Little League when he made it to the show. He got a heroes welcome when he came home after winning RoY in '76. Moved back to town and ran the family farm after his playing days, used to see him around a lot. He died in a nasty farming accident in 2009.

40 years ago: Fidrych opened eyes at spring training on his way to becoming “The Bird”


What a magic summer that was; only rookie excitement to match was Vida Blue in 1971. And If you go by WAR the Bird should have bested Palmer for the Cy Young award

 

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  posted on 2/26/2016 at 07:37 AM
Mark Fidrych. He started the very first MLB game I saw live which was at Tiger Stadium when my T-Ball team went. Saturday, August 21st, 1976 vs. the Twins. Fidrych pitched the entire 10 innings and lost 7-3. I had to look up some of the details but I do remember him giving up all seven runs and us losing.

My mom gave me all of $1.25 to spend as I wished. That was it. Even in 1976 that didn't go far. Had to learn budgeting/financial skills at an early age!

That was a remarkable summer to grow up living in the Detroit area and as bad as the Tigers were, every time Fidrych pitched, it was a major deal. The town was abuzz even in the midst of a lousy season. He started 29 games that year and finished 24 of them. Wonder why his career was so short? Never forgave Ralph Houk for throwing a 21-year old kid 250 innings but of course Houk was old school.

At any rate, he was one of my earliest influences and reasons on why I fell in love with baseball. I was very saddened when he passed.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2016 at 07:40 AM
I went to a Indians game in the old Cleveland Stadium vs the Tigers, also as a kid.

I can't remember if The Bird pitched, I don't think he did, but afterwards I did get his autograph on a baseball.

Somehow I was near the bus, I saw him in his seat with a window open, I reached up and dropped the ball in, he returned it, signed.

I have no idea where that ball is today.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2016 at 08:12 AM
Love the stories about The Bird, thanks fellas. I think he still has his name one some of the pitching records at my high school.

In the mid 90s I went to a celebrity golf tournament fundraiser for The Jimmy Fund (Boston-based non-profit supporting pediatric cancer research and treatment) and Fidrych and '67 Cy Young winner Jim Lonborg were there. The evening before the tournament, they both put on their major leage unis and for a $20 donation you could take some batting practice swings against them. What such a huge thrill for me to stand in against The Bird. I told him I was from Northborough and wanted the whole treatment, so he made a couple of dirt piles on the mound, told the ball what to so, and threw a bunch of nice easy fast aka straight balls and let me get some confidence. Then he threw the hook, even told me it was coming to make sure I was ready for it, and I still couldn't get my bat within a foot of the ball, made me look stoopid...it was awesome.

Even through he was a working class guy after playing, it wasn't because he needed money, it's just who he was. A friend of mine who's older brother was a classmate and friend of Fidrych's told me that the Tigers took very good care of him in retirement, sounded like they went above and beyond.

Somewhere out there, there is an interview with Bill Lee and Fidrych together...unfortunately I can't seem to find it but those two together, as you might imagine, was hilarious.





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  posted on 2/28/2016 at 05:36 PM

 

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  posted on 2/28/2016 at 05:52 PM
Jack Morris' 1984 no hitter against The White Sux 1984.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2016 at 09:42 PM
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Would have been 68 today.


Never seen this picture before...Great shot!

 

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  posted on 3/4/2016 at 11:07 AM


98 years of age tomorrow, March 5
Milton Conrad Schmidt

 

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Patrice Bergeron last night pulled into an 8th-place tie with Terry O'Reilly on the B's all time scoring list

 

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also last night, Claude Julien, seen here w/Milt on his 95th birthday, pulled into a tie w/Art Ross for most wins in team history -- congrats coach Julien!!

 

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When they honored Milt on (I think it was) his 92nd birthday at the Garden, Milt, seen here way back when w/Cooney Weiland, told the crowd (paraphrasing/in so many words), "the spoked wheel and Bruins logo is the same as my family crest -- and I wouldn't have it any other way

 

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as GM, architect of the greatest deal/steal in history, that landed Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield, who with Bobby 4, Derek Sanderson etc gave rise to the greatest team of them all -- the 1967-72 "Big Bad Bruins
Happy Birthday tomorrow Milt!

 

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