Comments on: Hitting A Post-Season HR On Your Birthday http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Dr. Doom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77876 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:43:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77876 RIP to Bob Feller.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77859 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:21:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77859 Carlton Fisk's iconic foul-pole HR in 1975 Game 6 came on my 12th birthday, 10-21-75. I was a Tigers fan, but it was still pretty cool.

Last 2 games involving my teams on my birthday went badly: Tigers dropped the 2006 WS opener to St. Louis, and the Mets blew a 9th-inning lead in the 2000 WS opener to the Yankees and lost in extras. (I'm not naming any names....)

Reggie's light-tower blast in the '71 All-Star game came on my brother's 10th birthday, and Mickey Lolich got the save in our home park. First AL win in my lifetime; by the time they won again, I was old enough to vote....

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77851 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:51:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77851 Reggie Jackson had a pretty good game on my 20th birthday, October 18, 1977.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77846 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:20:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77846 @18 I was going to post that about Petrocelli, too. Once I know about players having the same birthday as I, I usually remember this fact.

If we had had multiple playoff rounds way back when, Mickey Mantle would have no doubt had some homering opportunities on October 20, and Whitey Ford could then have gone out and won the next day.

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By: Joseph http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77841 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:16:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77841 @Rico Petrocelli: The real Rico Petrocelli's birthday is in June.

How many players with at least 10 letters in their last name have hit over 40 home runs in a season with less than 100 RBI? Just one. And his name isn't Kluszewski.

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By: Joseph http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77840 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:09:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77840 @Steve Lombardi: How do you run that search on the play index? I could not figure it out.

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77837 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 01:45:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77837 Ball went thru Buckner's legs on my birthday 1986

Tough turn, my bday present from the gods was gonna be a championship..

Eighteen years later watched Schilling beat Colorado at Fenway on same day.

10/25

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By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77826 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:51:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77826 Phil @ 19 I'll bet he struck out every year on his birthday- at least if there was a game that day

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By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77825 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:49:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77825 Just finished Whitey Herzog's You're Missing a Great Game a few weeks ago. Mayberry's fiasco was in the 77 playoffs vs the Yankees. His last big year was 75. By 77 drugs and/or alcohol had already pretty much derailed his career. KC really got hit hard by the drug epidemic in the late 70's/early 80's: Aikens, Mayberry, Porter, Wilson & Martin that we know of. Kind of tough to compete when half of your lineup is in the process of self-destructing.

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By: Phil http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9485/comment-page-1#comment-77823 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:36:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9485#comment-77823 Mark Reynolds homered (in the regular season) on his birthday each of the last 2 years? (Including twice in 2009)

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