Comments on: Bloops: Waite Hoyt http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149738 Sun, 11 Sep 2011 04:20:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149738 Both won exactly 117 games for the sox in seven seasons

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By: Rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149707 Sun, 11 Sep 2011 04:16:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149707 http://m.beemp3.com/download.php?file=5201882&song=Baseball+Historian+Episode+28+Waite+Hoyt+In+The+Rain

For free Waite Hoyt in the rain downloads......get em while they're hot

My birthdate exactly is shared by Kelly Downs....immortalized on cover of SI during the SF-Oakland earthquake

My hero was also born that day but not my year ....Pedro Martinez

Same day is Smokey Joe Wood who had a .679 career pct compared to Pedro's .687, helped a lot by going 34-5 in 1912 (.872) -- topping Pedro's 23-4 in 1999 (.852)

Both smoking for the sox

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By: Jason http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149233 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:08:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149233 @35 Lawrence-Thanks for setting me straight on Thomas and Bagwell.
As I am positive that my wife's birthday is indeed May 6, I have to say
that I would take Mays over Thomas AND Bagwell any time.

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By: pauley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149223 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:40:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149223 While I'd rather debate the supposed mediocrity of Catfish Hunter- the greatest nine-toed, diabetic baseball player ever, I guess I'll just throw out my all star birthday outfield of Chick Hafey, Chet Lemon and Dom DiMaggio. Brandon Allen finally making it would help the lineup. And of course there are the not baseball players but maybe you've heard of them- Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149152 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:27:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149152 my b-day just passed last week- I share a birthday with Mike Piazza- drafted in the 62nd(?!) round, only as a favor- "oh he'll never make it", yet in true Virgo (non)style, he must have worked worked worked worked his arse off, until he figured it out.
(Looking at his stats just now, did you know that he was actually 5th in CS%, in his rookie year of '93?? I never would have guessed. Never.)
Also, Doyle Alexander, who was just kind.....of......there. Until the last 6 weeks of '87. Wow.
I guess that my b-day isn't so bad after all 😀

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149097 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 06:39:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149097 I don't have any great ballplayers on my birthday (25 years to the day after the original Tony Peña), but I do share my birthday with Dr. Ruth (54 years later), so I got that going for me.

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By: nightfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149074 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 04:52:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149074 re: Best birthdays...

I can't match Jason/28 or his lovely lady, but my birthday does have a legit Hall of Famer, and a suspect one: Napoleon Lajoie and Bill Mazeroski. I also get to share a cake with Candy Maldonado, Jeff Brantley, Ryan Spilborghs, and Rod Barajas.

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149038 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 02:39:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149038 I share a birthday with Bobby Knoop and Lee Harvey Oswald.

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By: Adrian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149027 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 02:26:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149027 The same day that born my brother but diferent year 9/09/85, well happy birthday Waite Hoyt.

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By: ajnrules http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14816/comment-page-1#comment-149000 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:03:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14816#comment-149000 Hoyt was born 100 years before the death of Jim "Catfish" Hunter. While he is a mediocre Hall of Famer at best, there's no denying the tragedy of a former player taken from us far too early. RIP, Catfish.

And I share a birthday with one who also died far too soon.
RIP Vern Ruhle (1951-2007)

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