Comments on: Yankees WAR Leaders Since 1996 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kahuna Tuna Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:49:21 +0000 those rare multiplication dates: 3x13=39

Even rarer are the "perfect square" birthdates. (I know because I have one.) I count five of these in big-league history:

Toad Ramsey, 8/8/1864
Mickey Owen and Willie "The Knuck" Ramsdell, 4/4/1916
Johnny Rutherford, 5/5/1925
Tim Nordbrook, 7/7/1949

Sweet sassy molassey, can Double Diamond and I derail a topic or what?

By: Tmckelv Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:45:07 +0000 #25 Tuna,


By: Barry Jive Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:57:02 +0000 How many are required to become a "true Yankee"?

By: PhilsPhan Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:28:05 +0000 Even if it's not the same history, I wouldn't mind seeing something like this with Jayson Werth & the Phillies

By: DoubleDiamond Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:01:13 +0000 @24 - Yes, March 13, 1939. It's also one of those rare multiplication dates: 3x13=39.

A sampling of other players born on such dates:

Mike Baxter born on 12/7/84
Bobby Ramos born on 11/5/55
Tim Unroe born on 10/7/70
Steve Macko born on 9/6/54
Jeff Zimmerman and Dusty Allen born on 8/9/72
Javier Lopez (the pitcher) born on 7/11/77
Jesus Guzman born on 6/14/84
Steve Woodard born on 5/15/75
Zach Kroenke born on 4/21/84
Brian Slocum born on 3/27/81
Dennis Kinney born on 2/26/52
Ernie Banks born on 1/31/31

Most of these are guys I've never heard of. That Banks guy's name sounds somewhat familiar, though. Jeff Zimmerman was selected as an All-Star one year based on his work as a long reliever, not a common selection criteria for an All-Star. He only played in the majors for three years, though.

By: Kahuna Tuna Fri, 26 Nov 2010 18:42:33 +0000 Al Luplow has something in common with Neil Sedaka. It's the same thing that Joe Pepitone has in common with John Lennon.

Often photographed in cardigans?

By: steven Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:21:00 +0000 @ 23: Same birthdate?

By: DoubleDiamond Fri, 26 Nov 2010 04:22:17 +0000 Al Luplow has something in common with Neil Sedaka. It's the same thing that Joe Pepitone has in common with John Lennon.

By: DoubleDiamond Fri, 26 Nov 2010 04:17:25 +0000 In honor of the other Neil who graduated Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn (the one who doesn't get played in the 8th inning at Fenway):

"Laughter in the Rain Delays"

Disneyland's song: "Living Right Next Door to the Angels"

Ted Williams in the twilight of his career singing to the only guy who ever pinch hit for him: "Oh Carroll" (Hardy)

Players on a team that doesn't pay much: "Love Won't Keep Us Together"

And on October 21, Whitey Ford's birthday, "Happy Birthday, Number 16"

By: kds Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:14:04 +0000 Did many of Sedaka's hits lead to HR's?