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Fenway
06-17-2005, 04:06 PM
or 16,689 days

http://presspass.mlb.com/images/logo_cws_small.gif (http://presspass.mlb.com/pp_main.asp?d=23501)
http://presspass.mlb.com/docs/77/109/1700_1178.pdf
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http://presspass.mlb.com/docs/77/117/2500_1229.pdf

Baby Fisk
06-17-2005, 04:39 PM
Thank you... :drool:

Cubbiesuck13
06-17-2005, 04:42 PM
Thanks, Fenway. I love reading these because I learn something new everytime. Did you know that MB is second behind Randy Johnson in quality starts since 2001? 105-100. Lets hope he can shrink the difference to four after tonight.

trailboss
06-17-2005, 05:08 PM
The dodgers had moved to LA the year before. I was in 4th grade. I remember they rolled a TV (black and white) into the classroom so we could watch the games (they were day games then). I remember Nellie and Luis were big stars. When LA beat them, it meant big-time sports were for real on the west coast. It was more than a big deal. It was history in the making.

Can't be positive, but I believe Vin Scully was doing the games. He's more than the best, he's living history.

More history:

In '59 you bought baseball cards for the gum and put the cards in the spokes of your bike or inside the front of your baseball hat to make it stand up.

You heard about May's catch in the Polo Grounds, but the only place you could see it was a newsreel at the movies.

Nobody had heard of the NBA or cared much about the NFL. Baseball was GOD! :bandance:

TornLabrum
06-17-2005, 05:11 PM
Can't be positive, but I believe Vin Scully was doing the games. He's more than the best, he's living history.

Back then the teams' TV announcers each would do half of each game, so it was Scully for the Dodgers and Jack Brickhouse for the Sox.

trailboss
06-17-2005, 05:13 PM
Do you know if it was Scully and Dogett for LA?

Jurr
06-17-2005, 05:45 PM
Here's some good trivia:

Do you know why the team is referred to as "the Dodgers???"

Cubbiesuck13
06-17-2005, 05:48 PM
Here's some good trivia:

Do you know why the team is referred to as "the Dodgers???"

It's short for the Trolly Dodgers. Why it was the Trolly Dodgers I have no idea.

Jurr
06-17-2005, 05:51 PM
It's short for the Trolly Dodgers. Why it was the Trolly Dodgers I have no idea.
Everybody from Brooklyn was referred to as a "trolley dodger" because there used to be a TON of 'em in the area. In 1888, the name was given to the team.

Cubbiesuck13
06-17-2005, 05:58 PM
I hate it when teams move to a place that gives their nickname no meaning. It should be the San Fran Trolly Dodgers or something. Basketball has two of the worst examples. What Jazz is there in Utah? How many lakes are in LA?

Southsider101
06-17-2005, 06:07 PM
[QUOTE=trailboss]
In '59 you bought baseball cards for the gum and put the cards in the spokes of your bike or inside the front of your baseball hat to make it stand up.

I was in 4th grade in 1959 and I remember that gum tasting pretty good. I also remember having a lot of Sox baseball cards that year, but I never put those in the spokes of my bike.
:supernana:

RallyBowl
06-17-2005, 06:33 PM
Too bad this game isn't being played in L.A.- then we could leave Konerko where we found him.

DSpivack
06-18-2005, 01:38 AM
Too bad this game isn't being played in L.A.- then we could leave Konerko where we found him.

Doth no one recall 2003, when the Sox last played the Dodgers; also the last time the Yankees played the Cubs?

Also, this marks the return of Olmedo Saenz!

On the other side of things, my favorite college professor, who I had for various poli sci classes my first two years, was born in Brooklyn in 1947, and loves baseball. Suffice it to say he still hates the Dodgers. Kinda funny I was nearly the same age as the strike, though certainly the former is a lot worse than the latter.