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About jiminnj

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    Plus Member since 03/03 - Major League Hangouter
  • Birthday 11/21/1950

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  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Luis Aparicio, Brooks, Eddie
  1. My memory is that Phoebus was a pitcher before his time. He pitched in the era where complete games were a big measure of the pitcher. Tom was great for 6 innings, but then he would falter. If he pitched in this era, he would be an all-star and potential hall of famer. He was a darn good player that contributed to some great teams.
  2. I was so upset the day we traded Milt Pappas for that washed up old outfielder. Boy was I wrong!! Frank, I will miss you. Your one my all time favorite Os. Loved the way you played the game. Truly one of the all time greats.
  3. 50 years ago, I was mighty upset that we had traded away a pitcher who had started for the AL in the All-Star game that year (Pappas) for a washed up old outfielder. Since then I have been a little reluctant to condemn a trade until a little bit of baseball has been played. Perhaps I should have remember how Pappas had pitched in that allstar game. Home run, single, home run to the first 3 batters.
  4. Looking at career OPS for our outfielders: Player OPS Jones .781 Pearce .768 Reimold .762 Young .742 De Aza .733 Snider .716 Lough .701 Parades .609 (Minors .751) By career OPS it looks like Reimold is our 3rd best offensive outfielder. When you consider that he is healthy and a good number of his career ABs were put up when he was less than 100%, he is probably on par with Pearce and Jones offensively. This is probably not true for any of the other outfield candidates. Offensively Reimold is probably considerably better than De Aza, Snider, Lough and Parades
  5. 1969 Game 1 - Os win 4-3 over the Twins in 12 innings on Paul Blair's 2 out bunt single. Powell homered in last of ninth to tie the game. F Robinson and Belanger (yes Belanger) also homered earlier. 1969 Game 2 - Os win 1-0 in 11 innings. A complete game, 3-hit, shutout by McNally. I was at both games and called Blair's bunt before it happened.
  6. RIP Stu. Remembering your time with the O's makes me smile a lot. I grew up in Chicago and Aparicio was my hero. When he got traded to the O's in 63 I became an O's fan and still am one. When it got dark on clear nights, I could pick up the O's radio broadcast. It was usually late innings and Miller would often come in to pitch. I loved it when the Os were traveling. He would throw his first pitch and in the background you could hear the fans groaning. They couldn't believe anyone would pitch that slow and not get clobbered. On his second pitch, usually the even slower one, the groans
  7. Jan 14, 1963. The day my boyhood baseball hero, Luis Aparicio, got traded to the Os.
  8. 6 games in a row coming up in NL parks. No DH, both Reynolds and Davis are hot. Does Buck roll the defensive dice and put Reynolds back at 3B and Davis at 1B? Does he keep Reynolds at 1B and let Davis play 3B? Does he sit one or the other? Not an easy call. I probably would go with Reynolds at 3B and Davis at 1B for most of the games.
  9. I thought it stood for Old Fool From New York
  10. I wonder what the record for most hits in a game by a team where all the hits were HRs?
  11. Chen only 26 pitches over the last 3 innings. No reason he can't come out for the eighth. Lets get him some more runs.
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