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BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« on: March 10, 2010, 02:45:35 pm »
In a 154 or 162 game regular season, you build friendships with the heroes of your youth.

Here is the news release of the death of former Dodger CF Willie Davis.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Long-time-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-CF-Willie-Davis-found-dead-030910

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 02:53:19 pm »
In a 154 or 162 game regular season, you build friendships with the heroes of your youth.

Here is the news release of the death of former Dodger CF Willie Davis.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Long-time-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-CF-Willie-Davis-found-dead-030910
Willie Davis, I remember his defense.  The Dodgers were my grandmother's team, going back the days of the Ft Worth Cats, which was the Texas League (Double A) franchise in the Dodger farm system.  We watched the Dodgers whenever they were on TV.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 07:05:28 pm »
Mike Cuellar

AL Cy Young co-winner in 1969, 4-time All-Star.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 06:59:50 pm »
Ernie Harwell    :'(

Let me quote Matthew May from this essay.

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...Ernie’s final words on the air as the regular Tiger broadcaster were “I thank you very much and God bless you all.” Well, we who grew up and grew old listening to Ernie Harwell thank God that He blessed us with Ernie Harwell.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 07:06:48 pm »
Ernie Harwell    :'(

Let me quote Matthew May from this essay.

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...Ernie’s final words on the air as the regular Tiger broadcaster were “I thank you very much and God bless you all.” Well, we who grew up and grew old listening to Ernie Harwell thank God that He blessed us with Ernie Harwell.


Ernie (no one in Michigan needed to say the last name) was arguably the most beloved man in the history of Michigan.  (And only Rosa Parks, who spent her last 30+ years here, would rival him for most beloved person.)

Though 8 years retired, he still made occasional public appearances and wrote an occasional column in the Detroit papers - he is sorely missed. :(

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 03:06:17 pm »
Robin Roberts  Best known for his stint with the Phillies in the 1950's.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 07:46:07 pm »

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 10:34:36 pm »
While not a baseball man, perhaps the greatest coach ever in ANY sport, John Wooden, died this evening at the age of 99.

He set records that will never even be approached, much less beaten.

R.I.P, John Wooden. :(

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 10:47:27 pm »
While not a baseball man, perhaps the greatest coach ever in ANY sport, John Wooden, died this evening at the age of 99.

He set records that will never even be approached, much less beaten.

R.I.P, John Wooden. :(
Wooden story   :(

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During World War II, Wooden enlisted in the Navy to serve as a physical trainer for combat pilots. Upon his discharge in 1946, he took a job as athletic director and coach of the basketball and baseball teams at what is now Indiana State University.

I was trying to find the appropriate board on which to post the link. 

Good choice...  

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 10:53:40 pm »
Thanks, Ralph.  I guess he was a baseball man after all!

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 09:12:37 pm »
And hats off to young Chad Meyer.  I just read the post.  Very sad, very moving.

And to John Wooden as well...

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010, 06:04:16 pm »
Thanks, Ralph.  I guess he was a baseball man after all!
Rick Reilly says that baseball was Coach Wooden's favorite sport.

Thanks to Gray Fox for the link.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2010, 01:14:43 pm »
Robert Leo Sheppard (1910-2010)

As Reggie Jackson called him, "The Voice of God".

Farewell to fans.

Bob Sheppard announces the final lineup.

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2010, 11:36:19 am »
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This... is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.  "There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 01:55:15 pm »
'Boss' George Steinbrenner (1930 - 2010)
The greatest owner in sports history

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/07/13/VI2010071302109.html

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5375859

No, the greatest owner in sports history was George Halas. He not only started a team, he started a league that has been the most popular professional sports league in the United States for the past two generations.

Steinbrenner was a phenomenally successful owner in terms of elevating the value of his franchise and winning on the field, but a very strong argument can be made that his buy-a-pennant strategy has damaged major league baseball overall.
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