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chisox117
01-13-2005, 09:28 PM
I was talking baseball with a friend of mine and we got on the subject of the replacement players that were brought in to replace the striking MLB players in Ď95. I think I remember Dennis "oil can" Boyd being one of them for the White Sox.

Does anyone know how many games the replacements actually played? Personally, I didnít pay much attention at the time because I was mad as hell because the strike meant the end of a great run by the Sox.

I was wondering if anyone on this list had seen any of the scab games played and if they would relate some details about seeing them (what kind of attendance was there, were there any notable players seen, skill level of players, etc.) Thanks!

fed ex 4 pasqua
01-13-2005, 09:31 PM
the scabs did not play any games. the strike was settled, resulting in an abbrieviated spring training and shortened season. interestingly, though one of the 2004 red sox was a scab and his name does not appear on any official championship merchandise. i think it is kevin millar.

Rocklive99
01-13-2005, 09:35 PM
Yeah it's Millar, I guess he's not a member of the MLBPA. I don't think Damien Miller is either, but I don't know if it's for the same reason

whitesoxwilkes
01-13-2005, 09:36 PM
Yeah it's Millar, I guess he's not a member of the MLBPA. I don't think Damien Miller is either, but I don't know if it's for the same reason
Damien Miller and Brendan Donnelly are the 2 I can think of off the top of my head.

jabrch
01-13-2005, 09:38 PM
Rick Reed....is he even still in the game?

jabrch
01-13-2005, 09:39 PM
Shane Spencer, Brian Duabach, Corey Lidley, Benny Agbayani and Kieth Osik

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=1424436&type=story

beckett21
01-13-2005, 09:41 PM
Damien Miller and Brendan Donnelly are the 2 I can think of off the top of my head.
Kerry Ligtenberg and Brian Daubach were also replacements IIRC.

beckett21
01-13-2005, 09:42 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=1424436&type=story
Thanks for the link!

WinningUgly!
01-13-2005, 09:48 PM
Here's another good link on the scabs.

Linky (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/replacement_players.shtml)

Clembasbal
01-13-2005, 09:58 PM
Here's another good link on the scabs.

Linky (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/replacement_players.shtml)
So what does "APBA Fake Name," mean?

SoxFan76
01-13-2005, 10:20 PM
If you play any baseball video games, you will notice a lot of those players are not in the games. That's how I know a lot of them.

NonetheLoaiza
01-13-2005, 10:26 PM
good articles...really interesting reads...

MisterB
01-14-2005, 01:39 AM
So what does "APBA Fake Name," mean?
http://www.apbagames.com/stadium/index.html

If you play any baseball video games, you will notice a lot of those players are not in the games. That's how I know a lot of them.
I picked most of them out in High Heat 2002. Sometimes the fake names were somewhat similar, such as Damian Miller = Dane Moller, Brian Tollberg = Baron Tolliver, Jeff Tam = John Tamer, etc.

rmusacch
01-14-2005, 09:40 AM
Yeah it's Millar, I guess he's not a member of the MLBPA. I don't think Damien Miller is either, but I don't know if it's for the same reason
Rick Reed isn't either as he was a scab player.

AZChiSoxFan
01-14-2005, 09:53 AM
Yeah it's Millar, I guess he's not a member of the MLBPA. I don't think Damien Miller is either, but I don't know if it's for the same reasonYes, it's for the same reason. Just like Millar last year, Damian Miller's name was not on the 2001 D-backs WS shirts that listed the names of the players. The irony is that the MLBPA will defend these players at their arbitration hearings (only because it helps the union), but once the hearing is over, they refuse to associate with them. My understanding is that Miller has tried to make amends numerous times over the years, but finally gave up after every attempt was rebuffed by the union.

I guess that dealing with the MLBPA is sort of like dealing with....
:sopranos