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One of our newer forumers offered to share some photos, but didn't have enough posts to start a new one. Babe, this thread's for you -- post away. :)
For those of you who are interested in memorabilia shows (not just baseball) for the entire country this is the best website that I have seen.
Hey folks...This is a great website for autograph news. They've also been exposing the falacies of the third party authenticators claiming to be the "industry leading experts" such as JSA, GAI, PSA/DNA and others...
Very good info!!
Here is one of their recent news items...
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The investigation is ongoing. No word yet on what items were stolen. :(
Former Yankee President (late seventies?) Al Rosen has died. Al was a third baseman for the Cleveland Indians in the 1950s, including the one year they went to the World Series. He was AL MVP in 1953 with 43 homers. He missed the triple crown in 1952 by one percentage point in his batting average. Great player, and one of the greatest Jewish major leaguers. Born on Leap Day in 1924, he passed away on Friday. RIP
An original Brooklyn Dodgers fan, who'd seen them in their glory days, posted these on another board. I figured I'd share. :)
Yes, some of them are large, so please be patient if you've got an older PC + slow connection. Anyway, I think that some of these are irresistible, and here they are in no particular order:
Site of Yankee Staduim 1922
Construction begins 1922
Probably an easy one for this crowd. I coached amateur ball for many years and always asked the players this question. No one ever got it.
In 1996, Rivera and Wetteland got MVP votes. What other times if any did two or more teammates who were relievers get MVP votes? Those two and Pettitte got MVP votes. What other times if any did three or more pitcher teammates get MVP votes? Rivera and Pettitte were the top two Yankees in the 1996 MVP voting. What other times if any did a team's top two MVP vote getters be pitchers?
I've played for New York, Detroit and Minnesota teams. I also spent a lot of time playing in Newark and even Tennessee, and also out of this country.
I was born in Virginia a long time ago. I turned twenty in my first season of pro ball. I batted and threw right-handed.
Some have called me diminutive. I was kind of bow-legged but that didn't matter ... cause many people think I was one of the best defensive third basemen in the history baseball - in any league. I was kind of flashy out...
What players have played for at least four teams in the same division with that division having no more than six teams at that time? One example is David Weathers, who played for the Cubs, Reds, Brewers, and Astros (and Yankees, Mets, Indians, Blue Jays, and Marlins).
Got Lou and Joe. Thanks!
Anyone know who wore #52, 14 and 17 back in 2003?
A friend of mine is selling autographed bats for charity and needed help IDing them.
According to baseball-reference's Yankees career leaders, Bernie Williams is ahead of Jorge Posada in Offensive WAR, Games, Plate Appearances, Runs, Hits, Total Bases, Doubles, Home Runs, RBI, Walks, Strikeouts (Posada has more strikeouts in fewer plate appearances), Singles, Runs Created, Extra Base Hits, Times On Base, Intentional Walks, and Win Probability Added. Williams grounded into more double plays but Posada grounded into more double plays per plate appearance. Neither player is in...
What player has played in the most games without ever playing on a team having a losing record?
The Yankees are 80-75 with a minus 31 run differential. If they win 2 more games they are assured of a winning record on the season.
Last year they were 85-77 with a negative 21 run differential.
When is the last time a team had negative run differential 2 years in a row, but had a winning record both years?
Would it still be considered a perfect game if no runners reached base, however there was an error where say the first baseman drops a pop up in foul ground to extend an at bat?
The YES trivia question made me look at Lou Piniella's career statistics and he played for Baltimore and Cleveland before winning Rookie of the Year with Kansas City.
After his loss today, David Huff is 3-1. He was 3-1 in 2012 and 2013, so he has a chance at having the same record for three consecutive years. What pitchers have had the same record for the most consecutive years? I'm not making a minimum number of decisions or innings, but the record cannot be 0-0.
Justin Verlander tied for the MLB lead with 17 losses in 2008 and tied for the MLB lead with 19 wins in 2009.
In today's Yankee game, Brendan Ryan hit the ball, and the slow motion replay showed that his bat actually struck the ball twice, as the ball squirted after the first contact.
I know that no one picked it up until after it was shown in slow motion, but did the Yankees catch a break, as shouldn't such an action be ruled a foul ball, instead of the...
This afternoon Minnesota at Boston was scoreless after 9 innings with Boston having 1 hit at that point. After Minnesota homered in the tenth, David Ortiz homered to tie it and Mike Napoli homered to make it back-to-back home runs and a walk-off 2-1 win. Does anybody know another game where the last two batters hit home runs and a game where the last two batters hit home runs for their team's first runs of the game?
Ubaldo Jimenez was third in the 2010 NL Cy Young voting which is the only year he has gotten Cy Young votes. What is the highest finish in the MVP or Cy Young voting by a player who only got votes once excluding times when a player won an award in their first year appearing in the voting when players could not win an award more than once?
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