Comments on: Visiting Cooperstown [Part 3] http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Tuesday Links (28 Sep 10) – Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53991 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:51:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53991 [...] Visiting Cooperstown [Part 3] (Baseball-Reference). Part 4 is here. Four parts? I’m pretty sure Steve is just rubbing it in at this point. Seriously, though, great stuff… [...]

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53517 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:26:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53517 Re: the final pic above:
Could that really be the ball McCovey hit? Based on the lore, I expected it to be flat on one side, or at least have the cover hanging by a thread. 🙂

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53512 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:23:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53512 Steve, I'm enjoying the pics and looking forward to those of the lake.

P.S. Please correct the spelling of perfect-game pitcher Mark BUEHRLE in the DeWayne Wise pic. Thanks!

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By: Steve Kuzmiak http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53406 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:30:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53406 People miss too much when they go to Cooperstown. One of the greatest authors in history, James Fennimore Cooper, is buried at the Christ Episcopal Church which is within spitting distance of the Hall of Fame. There are also great eateries such as the Redneck BBQ and the Blue Mingo Grill.

And, Lake Otsego is magnificent. Out of all the artifacts in the Hall, my favorite thing still is to look at the standings in front of the museum. This should be done after breakfast at the Cooperstown Diner.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53224 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:43:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53224 DoubleDiamond -

On September 13, 1951, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, the Cardinals split the first three-team doubleheader since 1883.

•The Redbirds beat the Giants 6-4 before 4,160 in a rescheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before. The game was scheduled before Leo Durocher's club left town because the two teams were not scheduled to face each other in the remaining 2 1/2 weeks of the season.
the third playoff game.)
•The Cards were then blanked by the Boston Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. The contest took only 1:48 before a crowd only slightly larger than the day game – 4,706.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-53222 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:32:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-53222 Thanks NJ! And, belated happy anniversary!

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By: NJBaseball http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-52761 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 16:04:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-52761 These posts have been great, particularly because my wife and I went to Cooperstown to celebrate our anniversary this week. We were at the HOF on Friday and DID spend our first two hours on the second floor. After a break for lunch (burgers at the Cooperstown Diner), we took in the rest of the Hall.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-52589 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 03:15:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-52589 Wow, 10 years ago tomorrow, Charlie Manuel had to manage against two different teams on the same day!

In the fading days of the twenty hundred season, that unusual doubleheader in Cleveland must have slipped under my radar. I always wondered if Major League baseball would ever allow such a thing. Obviously, that earlier game against the White Sox was a rainout (or otherwise) make-up game, while the later game against the Twins was the regularly-scheduled game, since the Indians' next three games are also against Minnesota.

I wonder why, if they had to reschedule the White Sox on that late season Monday, they didn't just move that night's game against the Twins to be a doubleheader on Tuesday. Was this during the time that the Jake was sold out every game, so a two-for-the-price-of-one twi-night doubleheader wouldn't accommodate people who originally had tickets to the postponed game, while making that one into separate admission games wouldn't be practical with school back in session?

And when was that other doubleheader involving two different opponents?

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By: KenH http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-52569 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:08:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-52569 Can you imagine trying to catch a Ralph Kiner knuckleballing liner with Enos' glove? I wonder if they checked Sosa`s bat for cork or superballs?

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8382/comment-page-1#comment-52493 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:24:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8382#comment-52493 It's interesting that the Munson glove and mask are on loan from Stick Michael. I wonder if he'll ever ask for them back?

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