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No Rookies in the 1960's!

from KingXerxes of the WSI message board community

Exaggerated - but only slightly.




"Yessir DJ.........in my forty years around this game of major league baseball.....I don't think it's ever been easier to break into this game as a rookie. When I broke in - in the 1960's - it was almost impossible to break into this game as a rookie."



"It was? But what about Tommy Davis,Al Oliver, Dean Chance, Tom Seaver, Tony Oliva, Larry Hisle, Tommy Helms, Billy Williams, Joe Torre, Jerry Koosman, Dick Allen, Tommy Agee, Jim Ray Hart, Rod Carew, Donn Clendenon, Frank Howard, Cleon Jones, Ron Santo, Del Unser, Carlos May, Jim Gentile, Joe Morgan, Randy Hundley, Stan Bahnsen, Rico Carty, Ken Hubbs, Reggie Smith, Lou Pinella, Johnny Bench, Jim Lefebvre, Pete Rose, Pete Ward, Gary Peters, Tom Tresh, Tito Fuentes, Gary Nolan, Curt Blefary, Ron Hunt and George Scott......weren't they all rookies?"



"Yep.......it was 'pert near impossible to break in during the 1960's as a rookie."



"If that were true Ken, then wouldn't the 1959 major league rosters look almost the same as the 1970 major league rosters?........Let's face it, a lot of guys came up in the 1960's."



"But I'm talking as rookies."



"How the hell else does somebody come up Hawk?"



"Well they didn't come up during the 1960's.....that's for sure."



"Well we've got a moment here, so let me weigh in - not way in - that could be construed as something else entirely - but weigh in on this subject of The Hawk. ...."



"We really don't have time Ed, here's the pitch..."



"There's the pitch...it's a ball, now here's my pitch, not a pitch off the mound - I haven't done that in years - loved it when I could, gave it up when I couldn't - but a pitch along the lines of a sales pitch"



"There's a deep drive.....way back..."



"I came up as a rookie....it was my first year...not my first year on earth, but my first year in the majors....that's why I was a rookie - not the television show starring Kate Jackson....so not a Rookie as in The Rookies, but a rookie although you wouldn't have been able to tell that at the time."



"Tell what at the time? What are you talking about?"



"Tickets are still available for our next homestand, so if you've never been to a White Sox Game in person before, this would be a great time to visit us at the ballpark, and be a rookie yourself, although I don't think Kate Jackson comes as part of the package. Wish she did - beautiful lady - but I don't think she does."



"This is going to be one long year up here."



Well this year, like most years, is going to be 365 days, now I say most years because every fourth year - with the exception of end of the century years - those that end in 00 - are not leap years - those with 366 days - unless the first two digits of the year are divisible by 4 - not fore, that's golf......"

 

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