efforts to cure baseball's ills, digging to find the root of troubles, or covering of hindquarters, depending on your
point of view, has kept many a famous baseball mind busy, ...

10/29/2006 9:02 AM

will all of the public, and behind the scenes efforts, produce the desired results?

We await the next What IF Sports baseball update to find out if all our hopes will be realized.

10/29/2006 9:04 AM
Quote: Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 10/29/2006
Wow, my little old post from a few months ago has had some serious legs.
author! author!

10/29/2006 9:49 AM
This thread should never die
10/29/2006 10:53 AM

10/29/2006 2:38 PM

Baseball's Greatest Living Ball Player? Stan Musial ? Hank Aaron? Willie Mays? Someone Else?

10/29/2006 7:36 PM

A'S BOUDREAU, SLAUGHTER & SAIN This black & white 8x10 photo is signed by Hall of Famers Lou Boudreau & Enos Slaughter and All Star Johnny Sain.

Boudreau took over the helm of the Indians in 1942 at the age of 24 and two years later he won the American League batting title. The 1948 league MVP, he hit .355 with 106 RBI and capped the season with four hits in the Tribe's pennant-winning play-off victory in Boston, leading them to an eventual World Championship.
Slaughter made the All-Star team in 1941-42 and 1946-53. He led the league in RBI (130) in 1946. He led the NL with 52 doubles in 1939 and with 188 hits in 1942, and led in triples in 1942 and 1949. In 1947 he knocked in ten runs in a doubleheader. In the deciding game of the 1946 Series, he made his electrifying mad dash home from first on Harry Walker's hit, scoring the winning run as Boston shortstop Johnny Pesky hesitated making the relay throw.
Sain was in All-Star games in 1947-48, 53. In 1948, Sain led the NL with 24 wins, 39 starts, 28 complete games, and 314 innings. An excellent-hitting pitcher (.245), Sain averaged .346 in 1947 and .353 in 1954, and led the NL with 16 sacrifice hits in 1948.

Larry Doby, with Indian Manager Lou Boudreau, , and Hank Greenberg in 1948. AP

11/8/2006 9:01 AM

12/8/2006 12:16 AM

Quote: Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 12/10/2006

Sandman I agree--I posted a sort of sarcastic thing a few months back on the forums, a pseudo-news story, about how the same players end up on so many teams, and guys like Lee Tannehill and Ski Mellillo are on multiple teams, while guys like Joe Morgan can't buy a spot in an open league. But it's a game, and you have to play it as it lies.
On the other hand, sometimes life imitates art.
1909 World Series, a Pittsburgh scout watched the Tigers near the end of the regular season, and noticed Cobb and Crawford having trouble with a certain type of pitcher in the AL--don't remember who, but I think it was someone of the offspeed/sinker variety. Anyway, Fred Clarke had a rookie, Babe Adams, who hadn't pitched much for him that year--he was 12-3, who was just this kind of pitcher.
A rookie, well rested from the season, highly effective.
He pitched 3 shutouts, I think, held Cobb to a couple of meaningless hits, and the Pirates beat the Tigers.
The Tigers got Milacki'd, basically.
Quote: Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 10/29/2006

Wow, my little old post from a few months ago has had some serious legs.
author! author!

Quote: Originally Posted By cobra on 10/29/2006

This thread should never die

12/10/2006 12:31 PM

1955 DELL BASEBALL ANNUAL 34. color cover photo of WILLIE MAYS.

1949 SPORTS ALBUM by Dell. Issue #4. Color cover photos of Cleveland Indian stars JOE GORDon and LOU BOUDREAU.

12/15/2006 8:53 AM
Wow that's a pretty insipid post.
I guess when you have the free time you can make your own sim, where only players you like do well.
Seriously, you should supply a list to WIS of how well players should do and how well your favorites should do because these pesky statistics keep getting in the way of you simulating what you expect based on fuzzy memories and the often jaded and scurrilous coverage of baseball by the mainstream media.
You know, just because you don't know a players name or remember him playing doesn't mean it didn't happen.
P.S. (sorry if anyone made this argument earlier, there are roughly 400 oversized and less than necessary pictures clogging up the thread so its kinda hard to read.)
12/15/2006 9:11 AM
"The players are revolting"
"You can say that again!!!"
12/15/2006 9:18 AM
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