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Re: Philadelphia Phillies versus Milwaukee Braves - September 24, 1964 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

The Phillies were so close to winning the 1964 pennant that i remember world series tickets were even printed. I remember a man i knew had some as a collectors item.But that 10 game losing streak at end of season done them in.Manager Gene Mauck had a track record of his teams blowing pennants. A good manager but unfortunate endings

     — Jim Martin, 11/12/2014 at 10:06 AM

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Re: Cincinnati Reds versus Chicago Cubs - June 21, 1958 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

This was the very first Major League baseball game I remember attending. I was 8 yrs old and remember rooting for the Cubs because I didn't like the Reds uniforms. I attended with my dad and grandpa.

     — Stephen W. Short, 10/30/2014 at 8:20 AM

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Re: Brooklyn Dodgers versus Milwaukee Braves - September 10, 1954 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

This game only last into the bottom of the 5th because of rains pouring on the stadium due the nearing of Hurricane Edna into the New York area. The game was interrupted several times due to downpours and even when play was in session it was often raining. Around 12:45 a.m. (the game started at 7:55 p.m.) the umpires finally called the game and later in the night it was determined it was a complete game rather than a suspended one as it reached the bottom of the 5th with the home team winning. There was a lot of controversy of this ruling in addition to even why the game was allowed to take place with Hurricane Edna so close to the area. According to the New York Times it took Edna 17 hours to get by the area leaving behind 4:98 inches of rain and gale force winds into the city. Another game that evening --the Phillies hosting the Cubs -- was canceled due to Edna's rains.

     — Gregg Eckols, 10/20/2014 at 8:28 PM

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Re: Texas Rangers versus New York Yankees - May 31, 1975 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

I was at this game. Full house at old Arlington Stadium. Catfish Hunter was dominating throughout the game and very nearly recoded a no-hitter. Tovar got a broken bat single just out of reach of the Yanks infield for the only Rangers hit. Catfish was quoted after the game as saying it was one of the best games he ever pitched.

     — Robert, 10/16/2014 at 10:52 AM

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Re: Stats for best player

For those that are serious about what saber metrics is in relation to performance in baseball by all means go to the MLB segment where Ken Hawk Harrelson is interviewed by Brian Kenney and Harold Reynolds. I really believe this to be food for thought about what really is important in winning teams and the individual players that can contribute to a win. MOST IMPORTANT. TWTW The Will TO WIN YES YES

     — Jim Martin, 10/10/2014 at 7:48 AM

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Re: Stats for best player

It would seem to me that the subject of stats needs to be totally and i mean totally re-evaluated after what has just happened in 2014 play-offs.ROYALS beat OAKLAND AND ANGELS THAT had super offense stats by having lowest home run and walks totals yet being able to sweep.Also TIGERS had what seemed better offense and pitching yet got SWEPT by Baltimore

     — Jim Martin, 10/07/2014 at 11:44 AM

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Re: Cleveland Indians versus Seattle Mariners - August 5, 2001 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

One of the greatest come-backs of all time. Indians were behind 14-2 but came back to win 15-14. As i grew up an Indians fan this was a very special game experience for me. As luck would have I had just hooked up to local cable day before and as this was a Sunday night ESPN TV game I got to view it. Hows that for luck. THIS Very special for base ball fan

     — Jim Martin, 10/06/2014 at 2:27 PM

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Re: Most Consecutive At-Bats with a Hit

Nice post!

     — Nikola , 09/29/2014 at 5:20 PM

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Re: Philadelphia Phillies versus Milwaukee Braves - September 24, 1964 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

Only just over 17,000 fans watched W. Blasingame beat Jim Bunning while in the thick (and lead) of a rare pennent race for the Phils. J. Torre hit two triples. This would become the 4th loss of a 10 game losing streak to blow the NL pennent! Chi-Chi Olivo would save the game for the Braves.

     — Lou Calabrese, 09/24/2014 at 11:17 PM

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Re: Boston Red Sox versus New York Yankees - September 24, 1952 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

I need to add to previous comment in reply to Danny Lehrman comment 1952 awareness of baseball. AS Indian fan of the early 50's they had very good teams. only problem was in same league with YANKEES.Finished 2nd to them 51 52 53 55 56.ONLY won 1st in 54 but got swept by GIANTS.Feller Wynn Lemon Garcia Score Rosen Doby Easter Avila great players

     — Jim Martin, 09/23/2014 at 2:57 PM

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Philadelphia Phillies versus Milwaukee Braves - September 24, 1964

Only just over 17,000 fans watched W. Blasingame beat Jim Bunning while in the thick (and lead) of a rare pennent race for the Phils. J. Torre hit two triples. This would become the 4th loss of a 10 game losing streak to blow the NL pennent! Chi-Chi Olivo would save the game for the Braves.

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The Phillies were so close to winning the 1964 pennant that i remember world series tickets were even printed. I remember a man i knew had some as a collectors item.But that 10 game losing streak at end of season done them in.Manager Gene Mauck had a track record of his teams blowing pennants. A good manager but unfortunate endings

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Stats for best player

Sabermetrics are being more widely accepted to determine a players value. What do think is the best stat or stats to use in determining who is a teams best player?


Richard- CLW, FL / MPS, MN

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For those that are serious about what saber metrics is in relation to performance in baseball by all means go to the MLB segment where Ken Hawk Harrelson is interviewed by Brian Kenney and Harold Reynolds. I really believe this to be food for thought about what really is important in winning teams and the individual players that can contribute to a win. MOST IMPORTANT. TWTW The Will TO WIN YES YES

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Boston Red Sox versus New York Yankees - September 24, 1952

Irv Noren + Allie Reynolds were my favYanks in '52, my first season of baseball awareness. Mel Parnell was my fav Red Sox that year.

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I need to add to previous comment in reply to Danny Lehrman comment 1952 awareness of baseball. AS Indian fan of the early 50's they had very good teams. only problem was in same league with YANKEES.Finished 2nd to them 51 52 53 55 56.ONLY won 1st in 54 but got swept by GIANTS.Feller Wynn Lemon Garcia Score Rosen Doby Easter Avila great players

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Florida Marlins versus Kansas City Royals - May 18, 2008

I ran across an interesting stat a few months ago. Matt Tupman is the last player to record a base hit in his only major league at bat. It has not happened too often only 21 times in the history of baseball dating back to 1874. And only 4 times since 1950. I found myself after clicking a link in a obscure sports memorabilia shop and ran across the actual game bat that was used for that once in a lifetime event for Matt Tupman so I bought the bat. It is signed by him also. Kinda cool I thought. Just wondered if anyone was there that day or if anyone knows where to get a video of the game.

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Hi Jim,
Interesting stat you mentioned about MattTupman. I looked him up and he was a catcher for the KCR. He pinch hit in that game batting in the 6th spot and got a single. He had a nice minor league career eventually resigning with the Arizona Diamonbacks in 2009 and playing for the Mobile Baybears in the AA Southern League. You might try Rare Sports Films or google the game to get a video.

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New York Yankees versus Brooklyn Dodgers - October 8, 1956

I know that Don Larsen's pitch-count in his perfect game of the 1956 series was 97. But, I've searched high and low and have failed to find Sal Maglie's pitch-count in the same game. What was it, please and thank you?
I await your asap, in not sooner, reply. Cordially,

Murray Treloar
Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.

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Hi Murray,
The Baseball Reference site is one of the best and they do not list Sal "the Barbers" pitch count. He faced 29 batters in that game so hope that helps. Also Rare Sports Films has a DVD and radio call of the game and you could count out the pitches and batters to find Maglie's pitch count. Have a good day.

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