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Re: Florida Marlins versus Kansas City Royals - May 18, 2008 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

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.


     — Richard, 09/11/2014 at 12:01 AM

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Re: Florida Marlins versus Kansas City Royals - May 18, 2008 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

As i have stated in other posts Babe Ruths comment that baseball is the only real game.This is his quote on a video i have by HBO films. What other sport would the one and only appearece of a player be of interest to the point of having his bat in a memorable shop. baseball has many many many stats that fans hold dear. NO OTHER SPORT LIKE IT. A TOP FAN

     — Jim Martin, 09/10/2014 at 8:24 AM

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Re: Cincinnati Reds versus St. Louis Cardinals - August 28, 1995 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

What a great site - I caught the Homerun that John Mabry hit in this game...

     — Jim Mobley, 09/10/2014 at 6:13 AM

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Re: Florida Marlins versus Kansas City Royals - May 18, 2008 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

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.

     — Jim Mobley, 09/10/2014 at 3:17 AM

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Re: Milwaukee Braves versus Cincinnati Reds - April 21, 1957 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

The Braves took 3 games from the Reds and won this game 3-1. Del Crandall led the braves going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI'S.

Note: Warren Spahn, the pitcher in this game, is rated #3 in the all time Braves list with a WAR of 99.


     — Richard, 09/09/2014 at 1:03 PM

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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


     — Richard, 09/09/2014 at 7:09 AM

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Re: Milwaukee Braves versus Cincinnati Reds - April 20, 1957 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

This was a close game where the Braves beat the Reds 5-4. Del Crandall was the player of the game going 3-4 with a home run. Milwaukee is now 3-0 for the season.

     — Richard, 09/09/2014 at 6:38 AM

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Re: New York Yankees versus Brooklyn Dodgers - October 8, 1956 - World Series Lineup and other Game Information

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.


     — Richard Bell, 09/09/2014 at 5:41 AM

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Re: Chicago Cubs versus Milwaukee Braves - April 16, 1957 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

The 1957 Milwaukee Braves are one of my favorite baseball teams. This was their opening game of the year with the Braves winning over the Cubs 4-1. Johnny Logan went 2-4 with a home run and 4 assists in the field. Warren Spahn pitched a good game giving up 4 hits and 1 run with 5 strike outs. Bill Bruton, the Braves CF, was considered by many to be the fastest man in the league and he had a stolen base in this game.

     — Richard Bell, 09/09/2014 at 1:43 AM

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Re: Milwaukee Braves versus Cincinnati Reds - April 18, 1957 - Regular Season Lineup and other Game Information

This was the 2nd game of the year for the Braves. Hank Aaron hit a home run in the 6th inning and that was enough for the Braves to beat reds 1-0. Bill Bruton, CF, had 2-3 at the plate with 3 put outs in the field. The Braves pitching was excellent with Lew Burdette throwing a 6 hit shutout. He went 1-2 with a double.

     — Richard, 09/09/2014 at 12:59 AM

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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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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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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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Chicago Cubs versus Cincinnati Reds - July 2, 1967

The day was July 2, 1967. The Cubs were playing the final game of a 12 game homestand of which they had already won 10. Jenkins on the mound. Cubs hadn't finished in the first division since 1946. That day they won 4-1 and for a brief time the Cubs pennant topped the National league. No fans left the stadium until the Cub Pennant was raised above St. Louis. My greatest Cub memory

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I remember listening to this game on WGN radio.Announcers Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau went wildly mad with excitement. Cubs actually took lead in National LEAGUE PENNANT race. This was before division format.For a brief period in race Cubs actually in FIRST PLACE.All were excited but was not to last.But still wonderful memory

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New York Yankees versus Kansas City Athletics - June 11, 1959

Why did Dick Williams replace Whitey Herzog in the bottom of the fourth inning (after Berra made first out lining to Herzog)? In the first baseball game I ever attended, between KC and NY, Whitey Herzog came out of the game after running into the RF wall. Was this the game?

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I was at the game visiting from KC. I was surprised at the number of fans rooting against the Yankees. I saw the impressive catch that Herzog made. So did New York Herald Tribune Photographer Ted Kell. A blow up of his photo has adorned the wall of Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor in Kansas City for many years. I have been searching for a print of my own which is why I am here. I did not remember Herzog having to be replaced but this SI article tells the story. http://www.si.com/vault/1959/06/22/607159/catch-as-catch-can

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