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PaulDrake
03-02-2007, 02:45 PM
One of the Boys of Summer has passed away. Clem Labine was a solid, clutch reliever who played on 3 WS winners.

SouthSide_HitMen
03-02-2007, 03:11 PM
One of the Boys of Summer has passed away. Clem Labine was a solid, clutch reliever who played on 3 WS winners.

Linky (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-obitlabine&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Anyone who has read The Boys of Summer (and if you haven't go out and get it (http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Summer-Roger-Kahn/dp/0060956348)) will remember Clem Labine who was one of my favorite players in the book. Several members here are old enough to remember his work in the 1955 and 1956 World Series including Clem's complete game shutout in Game 6 (1-0) to force a Game Seven (unfortunately the Damn Yankees won it).

Sad news. :whiner:

TornLabrum
03-02-2007, 03:40 PM
I remember Labine in both the '55 and '56 Series, the earliest ones I remember. Sad to hear he's passed away.

Fenway
03-02-2007, 03:46 PM
The pride of Woonsocket, RI

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/images/2007/03/02/7FKcHxEY.jpg

"Clem Labine was one of the main reasons the Dodgers won it all in 1955," said Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully. "He had the heart of a lion and the intelligence of a wily fox ... and he was a nice guy, too. He will be truly missed by all who knew him."

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070302&content_id=1822395&vkey=news_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la

WhiteSox5187
03-02-2007, 05:13 PM
What a shame...he came over as a good guy. Soon the Brooklyn Dodgers will be extinct.

Paulwny
03-03-2007, 02:58 PM
RIP Clem