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Fenway
12-23-2005, 11:46 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-12/21091333.jpg (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-hendricks-photogallery,1,5122683.photogallery?coll=bal-sports-headlines)

'Ellie's Place' was beloved by all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.hendricks23dec23,1,7410475.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Longtime Orioles bullpen coach, catcher touched hearts of thousands with whom he came in contact


A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.connolly23dec23,1,830427.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
On Baseball

By reaching out to others, Hendricks touched us all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.schmuck23dec23,1,1084476.column?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Peter Schmuck

soxinem1
12-23-2005, 02:22 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-12/21091333.jpg (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-hendricks-photogallery,1,5122683.photogallery?coll=bal-sports-headlines)

'Ellie's Place' was beloved by all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.hendricks23dec23,1,7410475.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Longtime Orioles bullpen coach, catcher touched hearts of thousands with whom he came in contact


A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.connolly23dec23,1,830427.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
On Baseball

By reaching out to others, Hendricks touched us all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.schmuck23dec23,1,1084476.column?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Peter Schmuck


I hate saying this, but I think knowing he would not be on the field helped lead to Ellie's demise. Angelos and his people knew Hendricks was sort of a mascot of the team, and should have handled it a little better.

I remember seeing him since the 70's warming up pitchers, chatting with fans both here in Chicago and when I was at Camden Yards several years ago. You could tell he really loved being not only at the park, but there for the games too.

It's too bad, he was a pretty good ambassador of the game, and I'm not an Oriole fan, 1983 is still in my blood!

Farewell, Ellie!

TommyJohn
12-23-2005, 03:33 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-12/21091333.jpg (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-hendricks-photogallery,1,5122683.photogallery?coll=bal-sports-headlines)

'Ellie's Place' was beloved by all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.hendricks23dec23,1,7410475.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Longtime Orioles bullpen coach, catcher touched hearts of thousands with whom he came in contact


A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.connolly23dec23,1,830427.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
On Baseball

By reaching out to others, Hendricks touched us all (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.schmuck23dec23,1,1084476.column?coll=bal-sports-baseball)
Peter Schmuck

He was involved in a very controversial play in Game 1 of the 1970 World
Series. Bernie Carbo of the Reds was on 3rd when a batter laid a bunt
down. Carbo came charging down the line. The umpire moved right into the
basepath to make the call, forcing Carbo to go around him. Hendricks got
the ball, but then instinctively tagged Carbo with his empty mitt. The ump,
out of position with his back to home plate, called Carbo out. The Reds
argued furiously, to no avail. The call stood and the Orioles won by one
run. And of course, the series was decided on that one single play. Call
them the Baltimore Blackbirds.

Back to Ellie, he was never much of a hitter, but I think he hit .364 in that
1970 series.

elrod
12-24-2005, 12:37 AM
Wow, this is sad. You can see by my namesake that I've always been an Elrod Hendricks fan. When I lived in DC in the 1990s, Hendricks was the bullpen coach for the Orioles. That, in addition to the fact that Elrod was a high school nickname for some reason, is the reason for my handle.

Fenway
01-01-2006, 09:44 AM
from the Sunday Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/01/01/road_to_future_marked_by_dollar_signs/?page=full

Melvin Mora may have been asleep at third base that day in June when Edgar Renteria dropped a two-out, ninth-inning bunt to reach ahead of David Ortiz's game-winning rocket off B.J. Ryan. But Mora showed himself to be the most conscious of Orioles last week. Thursday was the funeral for Elrod Hendricks, who spent an unmatched 37 years wearing a Baltimore uniform. He hit .364 as the starting catcher in the Orioles' 1970 World Series victory, was named bullpen coach in 1977, and held that post until October, when he was reassigned after suffering a stroke. And yet, among approximately 1,000 people convened inside Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, there was only one current Oriole: Mora.

elrod
01-02-2006, 11:59 PM
from the Sunday Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/01/01/road_to_future_marked_by_dollar_signs/?page=full

Melvin Mora may have been asleep at third base that day in June when Edgar Renteria dropped a two-out, ninth-inning bunt to reach ahead of David Ortiz's game-winning rocket off B.J. Ryan. But Mora showed himself to be the most conscious of Orioles last week. Thursday was the funeral for Elrod Hendricks, who spent an unmatched 37 years wearing a Baltimore uniform. He hit .364 as the starting catcher in the Orioles' 1970 World Series victory, was named bullpen coach in 1977, and held that post until October, when he was reassigned after suffering a stroke. And yet, among approximately 1,000 people convened inside Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, there was only one current Oriole: Mora.

That's pathetic. It's not like Hendricks hasn't been with the team in recent years. From Elrod to Elrod Hendricks: Rest in Peace.

soxinem1
01-03-2006, 09:52 PM
from the Sunday Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/01/01/road_to_future_marked_by_dollar_signs/?page=full

Melvin Mora may have been asleep at third base that day in June when Edgar Renteria dropped a two-out, ninth-inning bunt to reach ahead of David Ortiz's game-winning rocket off B.J. Ryan. But Mora showed himself to be the most conscious of Orioles last week. Thursday was the funeral for Elrod Hendricks, who spent an unmatched 37 years wearing a Baltimore uniform. He hit .364 as the starting catcher in the Orioles' 1970 World Series victory, was named bullpen coach in 1977, and held that post until October, when he was reassigned after suffering a stroke. And yet, among approximately 1,000 people convened inside Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, there was only one current Oriole: Mora.

I guess the classless and clueless visions of this organization start with Angelos and work their way down. I remember sending a card to Willie Thompson's family when he died. He always called me 'Blond Fella'. Guys like them are mascots, they should be given respect.

flo-B-flo
01-07-2006, 03:18 PM
RIP Mister Hendricks