Comments on: Visiting Cooperstown [Part 6] http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55736 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 13:31:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55736 It's amazing to me how few of the plaque pictures resemble the men themselves. Wonder why that is. Or perhaps it's just me.

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By: Jeff Benson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55688 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 07:47:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55688 thanks for the kind words. happy this clicked for you.

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By: KenH http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55661 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 04:49:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55661 I can't believe I am Canadian and I'm going to comment on this before anyone else. A "score" is used in maybe the most famous American speech of all time by Abraham Lincoln: "Four score and seven years ago.." I believe it was written in 1863 because 87 (4 score plus 7) years ago was the Declaration of Independence for the U.S. Maybe its redundant for most of you, but I thought I'd comment on it.

Interesting also is that I heard via Ken Burns that Cobb refused to take part in the first HOF induction picture because of his feud with Kenesaw Mountain Landis. That's why Cobb is not in the famous picture featuring Ruth, Wagner, Johnson, Mathewson.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55626 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 02:23:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55626 Thanks Stephen! Mike - D'oh! Thanks. I fixed that.

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By: StephenH http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55617 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 01:56:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55617 Steve,
This was a great series of posts. Just another reminder that I need to visit Cooperstown soon.

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By: Mike Felber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55616 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 01:34:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55616 Duh...."Scooter".

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By: Mike Felber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55615 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 01:33:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55615 Nice feature. Though for Scooted, you wrote "plague", not plaque.

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55567 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 22:00:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55567 The Mechanical Man. Totally one of the best nicknames ever. You're right. Should have been on his plaque.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55560 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 21:45:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55560 BTW, in case anyone is interested, here's a similar type photo collection from my trip back in 2003:

http://www.netshrine.com/cooperstown2003.html

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8476/comment-page-1#comment-55559 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 21:42:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8476#comment-55559 Thanks Kds. I know that Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Stan Musial each played in 24 ASGs. Not sure if they were in a row. But, for certain, those 2-a-years helped there some too.

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