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Old 08-18-2010, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KenBerryGrab View Post
Yeah, Bob Gibson and the Cardinals never won anything by protecting their players.
In a very different era; when the umpires did NOTHING if the pitcher deliberately hit someone except award first base.

Umpire's warning after batter gets knocked down by Gibson: "Hey kid, be careful. Don't piss Gibson off, you might get killed."

"Nellie Fox, that little son of a gun, was always on base and was a great hit-and-run man. He sprayed hits all over."
Yogi Berra in the New York Sunday News (July 12, 1970)
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