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NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 01:54 PM
What batter locked up in a famous La Lob episode with Dave Laroche?

husk
08-10-01, 01:57 PM
I would be interested in hearing about the "la lob" incident.....drawing a blank (senior moment)......thanks.

Michaels07
08-10-01, 02:01 PM
Was it Mark McGuire when he was with A`s circa 89?:confused: :D

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 02:09 PM
Not McGwire. Another big RH hitter 'tho.
Played for a team that was once another team - and then he played for the team that replaced that other team. Still with me?

Winger03
08-10-01, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by NetShrine.com
Not McGwire. Another big RH hitter 'tho.
Played for a team that was once another team - and then he played for the team that replaced that other team. Still with me?

Does that mean he played with the Braves and Brewers. Or the Brewers and the Seattle Pilots. (how old is this guy???)

Slippery Elm
08-10-01, 05:42 PM
It was Gorman Thomas.

He ended up smoking a cigarette on the bench.



BTW, those early '80's Brewers always looked like slobs.

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Slippery Elm
It was Gorman Thomas.

Yup - Stormin' Gorman.
I was at that game - must have been about 20 years ago. Anyone else there?

Michaels07
08-10-01, 09:00 PM
The guy with the Handlebar mustache.Big Strike out guy. I was thinking about Larry Hisle Seattle Pilots move to Milwaukee.The Game was at the stadium Believe i saw it on TV.

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 09:09 PM
It was at the Stadium - I was there. :D

Slippery Elm
08-10-01, 09:28 PM
Warner Wolf made a big deal on the TV sports about Gorman, looking like a slob who hadn't shaved in three days, puffing away on the bench after he struck out. "SMOKE that cigarette", Warner chortled.

Now tell me who threw the FOLLY FLOATER, which predated La Lob. And then tell me who threw a floater to Ted Williams in the All Star game that he parked in the seats.

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 09:42 PM
Steve Hamilton and Rip Sewell.

bagger015
08-10-01, 09:43 PM
:) Steve Hamilton.

Slippery Elm
08-10-01, 10:02 PM
Very good. You know your stuff.

Hamilton always had a huge chaw of tobacco in his mouth. He once mistakenly swallowed some of it. . . and ended up pewking on the mound.

Let's try some harder trivia. Other than Carl Mays, name me some GOOD submarine pitchers.

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 11:13 PM
ELDON AUKER - one of my favs.
Quiz, Kent T, and Jeff Innis of recent times.

Slippery Elm
08-11-01, 05:38 AM
Is Auker's new book worth buying?? I assume you've read it.

Yea, Tekulve. Forgot him for a moment. 2.85 lifetime ERA. 184 saves. Not bad.

NetShrine.com
08-11-01, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Slippery Elm
Is Auker's new book worth buying?? I assume you've read it.

Yea, Tekulve. Forgot him for a moment. 2.85 lifetime ERA. 184 saves. Not bad.

I do recommend the book. It's a light and quick read - but fun.
BTW, I think I confused Jeff Innis with Terry Leach. Leach came from down under.

kgblues
08-11-01, 12:02 PM
Was'nt Ted Abernathy a submarine pitcher too.

Michaels07
08-11-01, 06:18 PM
Was a Yankee 63-70.he was an effective left handed relief pircher.I did see him throw the Folly Floater.reminds me of ARC ball Soft ball.:cool:

Slippery Elm
08-11-01, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by NetShrine.com


I do recommend the book. It's a light and quick read - but fun.
BTW, I think I confused Jeff Innis with Terry Leach. Leach came from down under.

He was Australian?? :D

NetShrine.com
08-12-01, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by Slippery Elm
He was Australian?? :D

No, that was Mark Hutton. ;)

Winger03
08-13-01, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Slippery Elm
Let's try some harder trivia. Other than Carl Mays, name me some GOOD submarine pitchers.

How about Ewell "the whip" Blackwell?