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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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In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie). This dramatic series showcased great pitching from Giant Christy Mathewson and from Boston fireballer Smoky Joe Wood. Wood won two of his three starts and pitched in relief in the final game. In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the tenth inning thanks to two costly Giants fielding misplays.
Nearly all of the games were close. Four games in this Series were decided by...
Jackie Mitchell, the only woman to ever strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, shakes their hand, 1931.
Please help me out...I recently found an old "Baseball Magazine" from May 1938. On the cover is a picture of Joe D, with a NY pinstripe jersey w/ Number 9. I know Maris retired number 9. Maris also played from 1960-66, way after this magazine was published... what is going on? Did Joe wear 9 for one season or what ? Who else could have worn 9 on May 1938? Is this just an error? Please help...
"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder...
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...
For those of you too young to remember him, he was a very good relief pitcher for the Yankees in the early 1960's. In fact, in 1961 he had a 15 and 5 record and saved 29 games. Many of those saves were for Whitey Ford who probably would not have had over 20 wins that year without him. How many of you remember him or even saw him pitch?
This is a link to a baseball picture I once found.
Texas's Shawn Tolleson pitched five consecutive days from September 29 to October 3.
What's the most losses the Yankees have had against one team in any one season including that year's postseason?
Tonight the Yankees face rookie Carlos Rodon, who has 25 career games. His last 7 games were all starts and were against:
19. Los Angeles Angels
20. Los Angeles Angels
Teixeira could lead the Yankees in baseball-reference WAR and will not have enough plate appearances to qualify (3.1 per game). Does anybody know of a Yankee hitter who led the team in WAR without having enough plate appearances to qualify?
Paul O'Neill said he got hit by a knuckleball while playing for Cincinnati. Michael Kay incorrectly guessed that it was Tom Candiotti. I checked and O'Neill got hit 9 pitchers while with Cincinnati:
Mike Houston (of Houston in 1988)
Atlee Hammaker (of San Francisco in 1988)
Ken Hill (of St. Louis in 1989)
Tim Belcher (of Los Angeles in 1989)
Ricky Horton (of St. Louis in 1990)
Jeff Innis (of New York in 1990)
Chris Haney (of Montreal in 1991)
Greg Maddux (of Chicago in 1992)
Tonight Nick Rumbelow won his first career decision and J.R. Graham lost his first career decision.
Today Max Scherzer pitched a no hitter that was 1 strike away from a perfect game. The losing pitcher, Francisco Liriano, pitched a no hitter on May 3, 2011.
I found three former Yankees (that may not be all of them) who led a league but not MLB in saves:
Joe Borowski (AL leader with 45 in 2007, with Yankees September 18, 1997 to 1998)
Armando Benitez (tied for NL lead with 47 in 2004, with Yankees some of 2003)
Bob Wickman (tied for AL lead with 45 in 2005, with Yankees 1992 to some of 1996)
Excluding pitchers, what's the longest time from a player's MLB debut to his first career hit? Doug Bernier made has MLB debut with Colorado on June 17, 2008 and got his first career hit with Minnesota on July 22, 2013. He didn't play any MLB games from 2009 to 2012, during which time he was in AAA and played 232 games for Yankees' affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 69 games for Indianapolis.
I read that Mike Montgomery will make his MLB debut against Sabathia tomorrow. Does anybody know the last pitcher and last Yankee with 200+ wins to start against a pitcher in his MLB debut?
Last night an out at home plate to end the game helped Jonathan Papelbon break the Phillies' record with 113 saves. He also holds the Red Sox record with 219 saves.
FiveThirtyEight recently ran an article about how unlikely it would be for someone to top Ken Jennings' streak of winning 74 games of Jeopardy in a row. Today they went one step further to compare that to Joe D's 56 game streak. Long story short, we're likely to see a Ken Jennings' type run on Jeopardy every 25 years, but the likelyhood of someone topping DiMaggio is way smaller. 7% chance every 15 years, or maybe once in 200 years.
Former Yankee David Huff made his MLB debut in 2009 and has been in the majors and minors all seven years from 2009 to 2015.
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