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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #135 on: December 20, 2017, 04:23:43 pm »
The Yankee Killer, Frank Lary

http://tucson.com/news/national/obituaries/correction-obit-frank-lary-story/article_c2852979-7609-50db-b104-8fa59aa2d38c.html

From the article ... 

Lary got his nickname by going 27-10 against the Yankees from 1955-61, a span when they won six pennants.
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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #136 on: February 15, 2018, 09:08:03 pm »

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #137 on: March 22, 2018, 11:48:14 pm »

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #138 on: April 30, 2018, 06:45:21 pm »
Davey Nelson from the Texas Rangers.  Enjoy the tale that Tom Grieve remembers from 1974.


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[Ranger broadcaster and former outfielder Tom] Grieve also warmly remembered an incident in 1974 in which he said Nelson tricked Milwaukee's Bob Coluccio into an out.

"Coluccio slid into second and there was dirt on the big," Grieve said. "Davey said, hey, let me clean the bag off and Coluccio took his hand off. Davey tagged him out. They nearly got into a fight right there."

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2018/04/23/original-ranger-dave-nelson-star-1973-passes-away

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #141 on: September 05, 2018, 11:53:39 am »
Doc Edwards

Former Indians, A's Yankees and Phillies player and manager of the Indians.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/sports/2018/08/20/longtime-san-angelo-colts-manager-doc-edwards-dies/1043332002/

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #143 on: November 01, 2018, 04:40:24 pm »
Willie McCovey #44.

Friend and fellow HOF'er Joe Morgan noted the time of death at 4 minutes past 4 o'clock.   ;)

https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Willie-McCovey-Giants-legend-dead-at-80-13352886.php

Sometimes I wonder if today's stars are really as good as the ones that I grew up watching... :(

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Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« Reply #144 on: November 01, 2018, 05:57:41 pm »
Willie McCovey #44.

Friend and fellow HOF'er Joe Morgan noted the time of death at 4 minutes past 4 o'clock.   ;)

https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Willie-McCovey-Giants-legend-dead-at-80-13352886.php

Sometimes I wonder if today's stars are really as good as the ones that I grew up watching... :(

My favorite line was Casey Stengel asking Roger Craig on a mound visit: "Where do you want to pitch him - upper deck or lower deck?" ;D

As to your question, odds are, they are better now, just like in pretty much all other sports.  On the other hand, baseball was pretty much the only game in town back then (NFL and NBA were downright minor league); so they weren't losing potential superstars to other sports.  On the other other hand, baseball draws from the entire world now, not just the US and Caribbean.  Bottom line: I have no clue how to answer your question! :P