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Tue Jul 29

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:55 AM

Re: Next up for Jeter

>> The reason I brought up ineligible players was because of the Dodgers 10,000 win milestone. This guy supposedly was under contract with the Giants, but played for the Dodgers in 1899. The 18 victories that occurred while he was on the [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:40 AM

Re: National Hall of Fame Induction At Coopersto

>> But oddly enough he went back to the Cubs. <<

True. But by then he was far past his prime and he already had his WS ring.

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ziggy29 replied to the Mutual Funds board. 11:19 AM

Re: Vanguard customer service

>> We are considering investing in Vanguard index and ETF funds. A quick Google search of Vanguard customer service reviews generated a lot of bad reviews. <<

The service isn't rude or unprofessional, just that there [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:08 AM

Re: National Hall of Fame Induction At Coopersto

>> Who recalls Maddux saying on Sunday that the reason he left Chicago for Atlanta was because he wanted to win a World Championship, which was the attitude of many players who wanted to be traded to or sign free agency deals with the [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 10:10 AM

Re: Next up for Jeter

>> He's passed Yaz. But I see that some folks have Honus Wagner at 3420 hits and others 3430. I even saw on Wiki that some even have him at 3418. Why the discrepancy? He didn't play in 1887 when walks were hits. Was there an ineligible [more]

Sun Jul 27

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 8:13 PM

Re: Poll: Hall of Fame Eligibility!!!

>> If you need more than 10 years to figure out if someone belongs in the HOF, then you don't deserve a ballot. <<

I'd argue the same is true for people who don't vote for a player who wins first ballot induction with [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 6:41 PM

Re: Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

>> Perhaps the lesson is that moneyball will help you win lots of games, but it won't win a championship. <<

Even if that is the case, I think if I were a fan of a bottom-5 payroll, year after year, I'd take putting a [more]

Fri Jul 25

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 2:31 PM

Re: Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

>> Seriously, I just don't get all the love. In 15 years, he has had 9 winning seasons, 5 losing seasons, and 1 500 season. <<

Think about how many teams with several times his payroll in Oakland would like to have that [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:42 PM

Re: Bunting Against Shift!!!

>> speaking of "down the middle" ... what did you think of
Cards Adam Wainwright grooving the ball for Derek Jeter in the
All Star game???
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It was 2001 all over again, with Chan Ho Park and Cal [more]

Tue Jul 22

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:39 PM

Re: Double the Trivia - Double the fun

One of the HoFers to homer in his last at bat was Ted Williams. That's the pretty easy one.

One of the HoFers to homer in his first at bat is Hoyt Wilhelm -- his first and only career homer in his first MLB at bat, to go along with a .088 [more]

Sun Jul 20

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:53 PM

Re: Out Of His Mind

A two run lead in the 5th is an inappropriate time to bunt?

Frankly, I *never* have a problem with someone bunting to beat the shift. If the lead is so insurmountable that bunting is crass, then the lead is large enough that a defense [more]

Fri Jul 18

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 6:15 PM

Re: San Francisco and the Summer of Love

>> Hey, it sort of works for both "New York" teams playing in another state... why not San Francisco and Oakland both playing in Santa Clara? It'll be interesting to see if this goes anywhere, especially if there's a way to [more]

Mon Jul 14

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 5:23 PM

Re: All-Star Game trivia

>> he held record for 35 years until 1970 until it was broken by Mickey Mantle... <<

The Mick's last AB was in the 1968 season and he actually passed Ruth's record in 1964. As I recall he reported to the Yankees spring [more]

Sat Jun 28

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:34 PM

Re: 489 Feet!!

>> Tony Romo wonders how nobody has hit a 500 foot home run in almost 1/2 the season!!! <<

Maybe for the same reason no one is hitting 60+ homers in a season any more?

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 7:22 AM

Re: Bob Gibson

>> And to think, the reason the Perfectos (now Cardinals) let him go to sign with the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) was because they thought he was washed up at age 33? <<

The Red Sox got their payback when they thought [more]

Fri Jun 27

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 3:47 PM

Re: Bob Gibson

>> In addition to all of Young's other pitching accomplishments, he also got 17 saves. <<

And led the league in saves twice, in 1896 and 1903. (Three and two, respectively.)

Heck, in 1903 he led the American [more]

Thu Jun 26

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 3:11 PM

Re: Bob Gibson

>> He had 251 wins and 255 complete games. <<

I wonder how many complete game losses there have been in the last 20 years or so, at least in games where pitchers bat.

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Tue Jun 24

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 6:21 PM

Re: I was Tony Gwynn's batboy

>> I forgot how big of a dick Will Clack [sic] is. <<

I lived in the Bay Area when Will Clark was playing, so I remember seeing his legendary live rant dropping F-bombs on KTVU's Gary Park when the Giants clinched the NL [more]

Sat Jun 21

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 4:45 PM

Re: Johnny Manziel

>> I will go out on a limb and say he will be neither Peyton Manning nor Ryan Leaf. But I think 'average', even plus or minus a little, is kind of teed up to be a 'bust' when you look at the $$ commitment required for a 1st round QB. [more]

Wed Jun 18

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 6:16 PM

Re: Now, it's about money...

>> Washington Redskins
Florida St Seminoles
Atlanta Braves

is one more offensive than the others?
<<

Yes, in the same sense that the N-word is more offensive than "negro" or "black" or [more]

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