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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. :)
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Here is one of their recent news items...
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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...
My Brooklyn Dodger fan dude is speaking to me again, at least by way of posting Yankee pix. A long drought, but here are some of the better ones.
(check the famous Yankee and you'll recognize his name (hint: he once wore #6 for a year))
Lou Gehrig gently encouraging Babe Dahlgren in the dugout before Dahlgren replaced him as the Yankees' first baseman in Detroit. Gehrig removed himself from the lineup, snapping his consecutive-games-played streak at 2,130.
So.. the forum is also described as "This is also a good place for general baseball trivia..."
So lets start a trivia...
someone asks a question and if anybody answers to it correct, he (the oe who answered) may ask another question and so on... so itīll never stop.... if it runs, as itīs planned :D
Start with something really easy...
Which Pitcher won the 2001 AL GG Award ?
Note: I've decided it's too cumbersome to make it a huge string with one day added after another. I welcome feedback on that.-K
On April 25, 1965, Mel Stottlemyre battled Rudy May of California in a scoreless duel won 1-0 by the Yanks on a fourth-inning Mickey Mantle home run.
Two years later to the day, Whitey Ford beat the White Sox at the Stadium, 11-2. He surrendered eight hits and upped his record to 2-1. It was his last major league win.
One year ago the Yanks ran into something...
Phil Rizzuto "I'll never forget September sixth nineteen-fifty. I got a letter threatening me, Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra and Johnny Mize. It said if I showed up in uniform against the Red Sox I'd be shot. I turned the letter over to the FBI and told my manager Casey Stengel about it. You know what Casey did? He gave me a different uniform and gave mine to Billy Martin. Can you imagine that! Guess Casey thought it'd be better if Billy got shot."
OK, you guys probably know the answer to this one, but you'd be surprised how many baseball fans (including Yankees fans) don't:
Which ex-ballplayer has the most World Series rings? :)
First let me say that the nickname his teammates used for him must of boosted his confidence immensely when he took the mound. In 1937, he led the NL in pitching appearances for Philadelphia with 56, of which 26 were starts... his name is Hugh Mulcahy.
I could see it now when one of his teammates would ask the manager "Who's going for us today?"
His nickname was "Losing Pitcher" :scared:
I'll try getting more later on. This is just a start. Same Brooklyn fan supplying all my pix.
Spectacular 19th century relic is a Negro League studio photo of the team in full uniform with equipment. Contrast is exceptional, as is the quality of the photo. On the mount below the photo is written the names of each player. At center is their white manager, Barker. Most intriguing is the lighting in the studio shot, turned way up onto their complexions, giving their skin a white glow.
Does anyone know where I can find a Don Mattingly Converse Poster?
It's a really cool poster, and I'm looking to add one unsigned to my collection. Can't find them. :(
I'd be very interested to hear from other YANKEES fans that have some sort of YANKEES memorabilia.
What is your favorite piece? Why?
Mine is an autographed 8x10 of my all time favorite YANKEES player,
Mickey Mantle. He autographed the photo at a local racetrack while working for one of the AC casinos.
When my turn in line arrived, I could hardly contain myself, face to face with my hero. Although told in advance not to ask any questions, I
said"Mr. Mantle, which World Series ring are you...
Plenty more to come, so please be patient. I just found these on a thread someone dug up from last year. Source: same ol' school Brooklyn Dodger fan as before.
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
Starting this thread for AFGator.
Go ahead, Gator, and give us your definitions. Are you asking for hitter or player or both?
Does anyone know where I can get a hold of pictures of all 26 world series rings? Or whichever years have them, I know '27 does...
It's for a blog/project i'm working on (KTR Blog) and I'd like to get as many as possible. I have all of the 90s ones already and a few scattered ones (27 for example)
? Joe DiMaggio, baseball's "Greatest Living Player," dies at the age of 84 following a long illness.
? Yankees trade IF Andy Fox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for P Marty Janzen and Todd Erdos.
? The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee waives election rules and inducts Casey Stengel, recently retired manager of the Mets.
Just curious to know who people think are the next round of Yanks to have their numbers retired, including people playing now
pettitte had it, but blew it
clemens, who knows what george will do
I thought this might be a fun thread to start. Unlike some of those T-shirts I see at the Stadium, turns out the World Series won't be played in New York this year. To me, this only serves to increase my appreciation of all of the World Series games I've been privileged to attend in person, and how some fans never get to even think about going to a World Series game. As we saw again this year, it's far from easy to get to the Fall Classic, even if your team had a great regular season.
I'm specifically asking this question of fans who are old enough to remember both the 1976 ALCS walk-off HR by Chris Chambliss and the 2003 ALCS walk-off HR by Aaron Boone, and who were very into the Yankees at both times. Which of the two HRs was more meaningful to you? I'm only 21, so I wasn't around for the Chambliss HR, and I was wondering how meaningful it was to fans compared to the Boone HR. Obviously, if you're a big fan of the Yanks and were around for both they would both be extremely...
I took the Yankee Stadium tour last Sunday and the guide told us that he has been informed by the Yankees that Babe Ruth hit several HR's out of Yankees Stadium when he played for the team. This is very possible since the right-field triple deck stands were not built until 1938. He said there has been some research confirming this but would not go any further.
Jim Abbott Harry Ables Spencer Adams Doc Adkins Steve Adkins Luis Aguayo Jack Aker Mike Aldrete Doyle Alexander Walt Alexander Bernie Allen Johnny Allen Neil Allen Sandy Alomar Felipe Alou Matty Alou Dell Alston Ruben Amaro John Anderson Rick Anderson Ivy Andrews Pete Appleton Angel Aragon Rugger Ardizola Mike Armstrong Brad Arnsberg Luis Arroyo Tucker Ashford Paul Assenmacher Joe Ausanio Jimmy Austin Chick Autry Oscar Azocar Loren Babe Stan Bahnsen...
Does anybody know who's the old man on the right?
When Jackie Robinson stole home against the Yankees in the 1955 World Series, it was a very close play. And Lord knows Yogi Berra thought he was out!
Now, you make the call. Was Jackie Robinson safe or out when he stole home against the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series?
Who were the players of great promise whose careers were cut short by accident, injury, or circumstance??
Remember Brien Taylor, the Yankee pitching phenom, who, after being signed for a huge bonus destroyed his shoulder in a fight?
Ken Hubbs. Cub infielder killed in a plane crash in 1962.
Tony Conigliaro of the Red Sox, beaned and almost killed in 1967.
The Angels' Lyman Bostock who was shot dead.
We've all seen lists for our favorite Yankees from the past or the best Yankees of All-Time, but how about a list of our least favorite players ever to wear the pinstripes? It doesn't have to mean they didn't play well or put up good numbers either. For example, as good as Ricky Henderson was during his brief tenure in the Bronx, I've heard more than a few Yankee fans complain about him. Personally, I enjoyed having him here, but so be it.
Here's your chance to get this off your chest. Which...
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