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  1. o Actually, I did not know that. I only went there one time, when my cousin Donnie took me to see an Orioles/Yankees game in April of 1979. I knew about Wild Bill Hagy and Leonard "Big Wheel" Burrier (the Colts super fan), and that it was known as "The Asylum on 33rd Street." I also knew about the row of white houses that were situated directly in back of the stadium behind center-field, which some opposing hitters claimed gave Jim Palmer an extra advantage because his overhand delivery of the white baseball often blended in with those white houses ...... but I didn't know about the acoustics of the stadium making it louder. Thanks for the info. o
  2. o The entire game is included ...... no commercials. The crowd was pretty darned loud, considering the fact that the paid attendance was only 11,000 and change in a stadium that had a capacity of 52,000. o
  3. o When I was a kid, my oldest brother had a great game called "Be A Manager." All of the players from the 1969 season were included. Among them was Juan Pizarro. Pizarro played in 18 Major League seasons between 1957 and 1974. In his first 2 seasons in the Majors in 1957 and 1958, his Milwaukee Braves played in back-to-back World Series against the New York Yankees, winning in 1957 and losing in 1958. Almost 2 decades later in 1974, Pizarro capped his MLB career at 37 years-old playing for the NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates, tallying a 1.88 ERA in the process. Altogether he won 131 games while losing 105, racked up 79 Complete Games and 17 CG-Shutouts, led the American League in Strikeouts-Per-9-Innings in 1961 and 1962, and was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1963 and 1964. Pizarro was 84 years-old. o
  4. o I posted this back in 2018, in regard to the "Harvey vs. Harvey" game that I saw in Coney Island the previous season ...... I don't think that it will happen, but the fact that the 2 pitchers now in are in the Orioles' organization is kind of neat. o
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    2021 Chicago White Sox

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  6. o Actually, Strawberry said the opposite ........ in the post-game press conference, Strawberry said that "it wasn't over" between he and Mills. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1998-05-21-1998141079-story.html Talk is cheap ........ Strawberry never approached and/or challeneged Alan Mills directly after that incident. o
  7. o Scott Hatteberg: ll "You want me to take Giambi's spot at 1st base ???" Billy Beane: ll "Yeah." Scott Hatteberg: ll "What about the fans ???" Ron Washington: ll "Yeah, maybe I can teach one of them to play, too." o
  8. o He was murdered 10 years later, in 1961. Ironically, the only Major League baseball player to attend his funeral was ...... Bob Cain, the opposing pitcher who issued the Walk to Gaedel in his only Plate Appearance. Also ironically, Bob Cain was acquired by Gaedel's team (the St. Louis Browns) the very next season, in 1952. 2 years after that, those Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles. o
  9. o A major improvement was already made during the 2011-2012 off-season, when the right-field wall was lowered from 25 feet to 21 feet and replaced by see-through metal railing. Subsequently, pretty much everybody can stand there and still have a good view of the game. Prior to that, you had to be at least 6'2" or taller in order to not be visually inconvenienced by it. Camden Yards at 20: Park will Feature New Statues, Lower Wall (Sporting News) https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/211583-camden-yards-at-20-park-will-feature-new-statues-lower-wall o
  10. o He wasn't a baseball player, but he was a sports star from the 70's and 80's ...... "Neon" Leon Spinks died at the age of 67. Spinks won an Olympic Gold medal in 1976, beat Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world in 1978, and challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in 1981. St. Louisan and Former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Jr. Dies at 67 (Associated Press) https://www.stltoday.com/sports/other/st-louisan-and-former-heavyweight-champion-leon-spinks-jr-dies-at-67/article_2c41c5dc-0719-5f1e-a74e-6368605513cf.html#tracking-source=home-just-in o
  11. o This information is from another thread, in regard to when Kirk Cousins set multiple Redskins/Washington Football Team records in the 2015 season. It not only notes the major rule changes for quarterbacks and their receivers which began in the 1974 season, but it also takes into consideration the fact that fewer games were played in the past. Prior to 1978, the NFL (and the AFL) played 14-game seasons ........ something to keep in mind when considering Joe Namath being the first quarterback ever to pass for over 4,000 yards in a season in 1967, and OJ Simpson gaining more than 2,000 yards rushing in a single season (to this day, Simpson remains the only running back ever to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark in only 14 games. Everybody who has done it since did so in either the 15th or the 16th game of the season.) https://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/index.php?/topic/23222-kirk-cousins-redskins-qb-history/#comments A) ) Prior to 1974, a defensive player could hit a receiver an unlimited number of times downfield, so long as the ball was not in the air. Starting in 1974, the most severe rule change regarding pass receivers and defenders was enacted ...... a player could only make contact one time beyond 3 yards of the line of scrimmage. This makes one appreciate what Otto Graham, Johnny Unitas, Fran Tarkenton, Bart Starr, Sonny Jurgensen, etc. accomplished. These quarterbacks all had most or all of their careers played prior to the 1974 season. B) ) In 1977, the rule was amended to aid the pass receivers yet again. Starting that season, a defender could only make contact with a receiver one time overall ...... whether it be within 3 yards of the line of scrimmage or further downfield. C) ) In 1978, the rule was amended to aid the pass receivers yet again. Starting that season, a defender could make contact with a receiver only one time, and within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. If the defender made contact with a receiver 6 yards or more from the line of scrimmage, it was now considered pass interference, even if the ball was not yet in the air. ***************************************** Since the early-to-mid 2000's, more rule changes protecting both the receivers and the quarterbacks has allowed offensive statistics to increase even higher than they already had been. REDSKINS FRANCHISE RECORDS )))))) (1932-2015) AT LEAST 1 TD PASS IN EVERY GAME IN A SEASON Kirk Cousins (2015) Sonny Jurgensen (1967) ) * * ) 14-Game Season 300-YARD GAMES IN A SEASON Kirk Cousins - 7 (2015) Mark Rypien - 5 (1989) Jay Schroeder - 5 (1986) Sonny Jurgensen - 5 (1967) ) * * ) 14-Game Season MOST PASSING YARDS IN A SEASON Kirk Cousins - 4,166 (2015) Jay Schroeder - 4,109 (1986) Brad Johnson - 4,005 (1999) Mark Rypien - 3,768 (1989) Sonny Jurgensen - 3,747 (1967) ) * Joe Theismann - 3,714 (1983) * ) 14-Game Season MOST COMPLETIONS IN A SEASON Kirk Cousins - 379 (2015) Jason Campbell - 327 (2009) Brad Johnson - 316 (1999) Jason Campbell - 315 (2008) o
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