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Lip Man 1
10-18-2006, 09:22 AM
October 19, 1949 - G.M. Frank Lane strikes again. Lane deals backup catcher and malcontent Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia A’s for a young, small 2nd baseman named Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox. Tipton had gotten into a fistfight with Sox manager Jack Onslow during the 1949 season and wasn’t going to be kept. All Fox did was eventually get to the Hall of Fame, have his #2 retired by the team in 1976, make 12 All Star teams, win the league’s MVP award in 1959 and become the ‘face’ of the ‘Go-Go’ Sox during the 1950's and early 1960's.

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miker
10-19-2006, 02:52 PM
Whoa Nellie! Getting #2 was truly a great day in White Sox history.

BTW, where was the picture on that card taken? I am familiar with many of the old stadiums and can't place this one.

batmanZoSo
10-19-2006, 03:28 PM
O, fateful day. Without 10.19.49, two prominent posters would have never been born.

:smile:

miker
10-19-2006, 03:29 PM
It looks like Yankee Stadium.
I think you're right. It's hard to get the post-renovation version of the "House that Ruth built" out of my head.

Lip Man 1
10-19-2006, 06:37 PM
It is Yankee Stadium. Topps Company would shoot as many photos of players as possible there. Don't know why...perhaps the company headquarters was in the area.

Lip

viagracat
10-20-2006, 11:01 AM
It is Yankee Stadium. Topps Company would shoot as many photos of players as possible there. Don't know why...perhaps the company headquarters was in the area.

Lip

I think Topps was always based in NYC. I know it is today.

Link (http://www.irconnect.com/topp/)

cheeses_h_rice
10-20-2006, 11:33 AM
I was doing some research on what old Yankee Stadium looked like and came across this photo, showing Monument Park as being part of the field back in the day. Wow. What happened if a ball hit one of the monuments?

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8328/yanksmonumentsv2t784x575ov9.jpg

Paulwny
10-20-2006, 12:10 PM
The monument area was part of the playing field. No cheap HR's to cf in yankee stadium. It shows how good a cf Mantle was, he had quite a bit of territory to cover.

Lip Man 1
10-20-2006, 12:11 PM
Cheeses:

Jim Landis talks in his WSI interview about playing in Yankee Stadium, the monuments and the fact that the outfield was sloped towards second base (downhill) for drainage.

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Brian26
10-21-2006, 01:54 PM
Found this:
http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/oldyankeestad.jpg