Baseball History Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by bhrangerfan0809, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Duck Smoker

    Duck Smoker I feel like I'm in a Lexus
    Florida GatorsDetroit Tigers

    Tigers game had a graphic related to Trammell and the '76 draft class. 1976 has the most HOFers of any draft class (five), though I don't think Morris deserves to be in. A lot of players were drafted before these guys:

    Trammell, round 2
    Rickey, round 4
    Morris, round 5
    Ozzie, round 7
    Boggs, round 7
     
  2. bstaple12

    bstaple12 Nole World Order
    Florida State SeminolesAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsLiverpoolGeorgia Southern Eagles

    Just started The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence Ritter and it's already so good
     
  3. laxjoe

    laxjoe Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Diego Padres

  4. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

    On January 5, 1920, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 cash and $300,000 in a personal loan to Red Sox owner Harry Frazee.

    The Yankees agreed to pick up Ruth’s $10,000 a year contract, but when Ruth found out about the $125/300, he threatened to hold out unless he got a raise. He got a raise, doubling to $20,000 and tying him with Ty Cobb as the highest paid player in baseball.

    Ruth had set the single season home run record in 1919 with 29. In 1920 with the Yankees, he hit 54. George Sisler was second in 1920 with 19. In 1921, Ruth hit 59 and the next closest total was 24.

    The 1920 total was still in the dead ball era.

    B80EB290-20D7-4B49-B991-C9C91AD31737.jpeg
     
    laxjoe, One Two, War Grundle and 3 others like this.
  5. Jim Brockmire

    Jim Brockmire I think you're wildly underestimating heroin.
    Donor
    Pittsburgh PiratesNew York IslandersManchester UnitedEngland Cunts

    Frazee is buried in the same cemetery as Col. Jacob Ruppert, the man who he sold Babe Ruth to.

    Lou Gehrig is also interred in the same cemetery.
     
    dblplay1212 and herb.burdette like this.
  6. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

    On January 14, 1976, Ted Turner bought the Atlanta Braves for $12 million. Turner acquired broadcast rights three years earlier.

    On December 17, 1976, the FCC allowed Turner to broadcast his WTCG Channel 17 via satellite and the Braves went national on cable packages across the country. He changed the name to WTBN in 1978.

    During a 16 game losing streak in 1977, Turner named himself manager of the Braves, becoming the first owner/manager since Connie Mack. That lasted one game, before Major League Baseball probhiter him from managing another game.


    DBA48674-0A6E-427F-ABA3-7DABE9404EC9.jpeg
     
  7. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsNew York GiantsManchester CityTiger Woods

    miss u ted :(
     
  8. TC

    TC I don't do it for the gram, I do it for Compton
    Donor
    South Carolina GamecocksSeattle Supersonics

    This article was made possible by research collections at #UofSC :blush:

    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig kind of look like total phonies in new batting-practice video

    By Jake Mintz @CespedesBBQ
    January 16, 2019 at 2:17pm
    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig changed baseball. Throughout the 1920s and '30s, the Yankee teammates showed the world just how cool and valuable home runs could be, absolutely obliterating American League pitching along the way. In fact, between 1925 and 1934, Ruth and Gehrig were responsible for 13.4% of all American League taters. All things considered, there's no doubt that Ruth and Gehrig were two of the greatest hitters who ever lived.

    There's always been a debate over whether top players from that foregone era would compete in today's fast-paced game -- just this offseason, free-agent pitcher Adam Ottavino made waves by claiming that he could no doubt strike out Ruth.And now, new footage posted to YouTube last night via the Moving Image Research Collections at the University of South Carolina reaffirms the opinion that old legends like Ruth and Gehrig wouldn't sniff the bigs nowadays.


    Now before you get all hot and bothered over my Yankee slander, watch the video again and seriously tell me Ruth's cockamamie swing mechanics would enable him to hit a 98-mph heater. Granted it's only batting practice, when players rarely go 100%, but it's still evident that a bunch of Ruth's power came from his Happy Gilmore-style weight transfer.There's a reason no one in the Majors today swings like this.

    [​IMG]

    Gehrig's hack is a little better, but his absurdly low, J.J. Hardy-type hand placement would make him crazy vulnerable to inside fastballs. Not to mention his bat path is basically parallel to the ground, something that definitely wouldn't fly in today's uppercut-happy game.

    [​IMG]

    This video further proves the fact that these two legends, while undeniably transcendent in their time, would be good Double-A hitters at best if they played today. On the other hand, there's Hall of Famer Walter Johnson. That's a dude who could dominate modern hitters in Andrew Miller style, multi-inning relief role. No doubt about it.

    [​IMG]

    Jake Mintz is the louder half of the Cespedes Family BBQ. Despite a torn UCL in his right elbow, he still finds a way to tweet excessively during baseball games.

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/babe-ruth-and-lou-gehrig-batting-practice-video/c-302776288
     
    Tobias likes this.
  9. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy
    Donor
    Tampa Bay Rays

    People also need to take in account if those same guys had access to modern day travel, nutrition, S&C and technology they likely adapt. I like to compare people against their peers and those guys were dominant. The sport and athletes evolve so it's hard or me to critique guys who played 100 years ago.
     
  10. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsNew York GiantsManchester CityTiger Woods

    fuck yes i love slandering old eras. get these bums out of here
     
  11. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

    I’m just waiting to argue with someone trying to use WAR.
     
  12. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

    On February 5, 2002, baseball tabled it’s contraction plan to eliminate the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos. A Minnesota court ruled that the team would be forced to honor its Metrodome lease.

    The Twins went on to win the AL Central in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010.
     
  13. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

  14. mccar2cm

    mccar2cm Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishDetroit TigersDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red Wings

    I was in 9th grade when this came out on PBS. I'd ask my friends at school if they were watching it and I got blank stares from everyone...it was that moment when I realized I liked Baseball more than most people.
     
    herb.burdette and War Grundle like this.
  15. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy
    Donor
    Tampa Bay Rays

    Same here. Loved it as s kid.
     
    mccar2cm and herb.burdette like this.
  16. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

    I was in college. PBS aired it at the end of September the year the 1994 strike cancelled the season and World Series.

    I bought it on VHS once I graduated and got a real job. My wife got it for me on DVD for my birthday once VHS became obsolete.
     
  17. Jim Brockmire

    Jim Brockmire I think you're wildly underestimating heroin.
    Donor
    Pittsburgh PiratesNew York IslandersManchester UnitedEngland Cunts

    This made it onto my Twitter feed today.


     
    burnttatertot likes this.