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VeeckAsInWreck
08-28-2002, 05:28 PM
Since Mastercard is doing the MLB unforgettable moments, here's a look at the 30 moments that definitely won't make it.

Check it out here! (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/columns/20020828/momentsbaseballwouldrath.html)

The White Sox make the list twice! :(:

MarkEdward
08-28-2002, 07:02 PM
The 2002 strike the worst thing to *ever* happen in baseball?! When there hasn't even been a strike yet? Numbers 2, 3, and 7 were much, much worse. A couple of other thoughts:

- Where's Ray Chapman?

- Alomar spitting on Hirschbeck at number 8? In three years this will be all but forgotten. It's not even brought up much today.

- It's a good thing Pete Rose isn't in the Hall of Fame.

- Rosenthal is almost correct on number 3: the defense did use the players' small salaries to gain sympathy.

- People gripe about the start time of the World Series. Shall we go back to the day game format, where kids must skip school in order to catch the game?

- 90's expansion hasn't been very bad. 2 World Series winners, 4 playoff appearances total. Florida and Tampa are sulking, but Arizona and Colorado have been very competitive (and profitable).

FanOf14
08-28-2002, 09:25 PM
At the risk of sounding stupid, who's Ray Chapman? What was the story behind Juan Marichal beating John Roseboro's head with a bat? I question why he chose a few of those, but to each his own...

MarkEdward
08-28-2002, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by FanOf14
At the risk of sounding stupid, who's Ray Chapman? What was the story behind Juan Marichal beating John Roseboro's head with a bat? I question why he chose a few of those, but to each his own...


Ray Chapman was killed during a game when he was hit by a pitch. There was a book about the situation called "The Pitch That Killed," by Mike Sowell.

Paulwny
08-29-2002, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by FanOf14
What was the story behind Juan Marichal beating John Roseboro's head with a bat?
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SI1020
08-29-2002, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by FanOf14
At the risk of sounding stupid, who's Ray Chapman? What was the story behind Juan Marichal beating John Roseboro's head with a bat? I question why he chose a few of those, but to each his own... On August 16, 1920 in a game between the Yankees and Indians in the old Polo Grounds Yankee pitcher Carl Mays beaned Indian SS Ray Chapman. Chapman never regained consciousness and died the next day. This is still the only fatality in Major League baseball history. Mays had a reputation for pitching inside and there was some amount of bitterness after Chapman's death. Babe Ruth came to Mays defense. Mays went on to win 26 games in the 1920 season as the Yankees finished third, one game behind the White Sox and three games behind Chapman's team the Indians. All of this was happening in the context of a fierce pennant race.

NUKE_CLEVELAND
08-29-2002, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by SI1020
On August 16, 1920 in a game between the Yankees and Indians in the old Polo Grounds Yankee pitcher Carl Mays beaned Indian SS Ray Chapman. Chapman never regained consciousness and died the next day. This is still the only fatality in Major League baseball history. Mays had a reputation for pitching inside and there was some amount of bitterness after Chapman's death. Babe Ruth came to Mays defense. Mays went on to win 26 games in the 1920 season as the Yankees finished third, one game behind the White Sox and three games behind Chapman's team the Indians. All of this was happening in the context of a fierce pennant race.

How about the day the Sox signed Jamie Navarro instead of Roger Clemens.