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Hammerin' Hank [14 Oct 2006|05:41pm]

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows where I can download the video clip of Hank Aaron Hitting his 715th homerun. I've tried looking everywhere for it. Thanks for the help.
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new here! [12 Jul 2004|02:14am]

[ mood | curious ]

wow i am so glad i found this community! i like the fact that there are people out there like myself who have an affinity for the old time players! REAL ballplayers if you know what i mean! although i have never seen most of my heroes play i still love them all the same!

my favourites include the great tony gwynn,wade boggs,mickey mantle,jackie robison,cal ripken,nolan ryan,bob gibson,stan musial, the babe,rod carew and roberto clemente to name a few........

one of my all time favourites though was an intriguing yet despited man but was without a doubt the greatest pure hitter in the game,one of the first great base stealers and a real ballplayer. but,also a really rotten person off the field and hated by almost everyone the one and only the georgia peach ty cobb:

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[28 May 2004|04:43pm]

Hi everyone, my name is Courtney, and I'm a new member. I work at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, so I'm here to issue a warning right now.

We're under a lot of construction right now, and as of today, about half of the museum is closed. We will be reopening most of the second floor this weekend, but if anyone is planning on visiting Cooperstown this summer on vacation, I'd (sadly) have to advise against it. The price of gas is not worth a long trip if you want to see the Hall of Fame we all love and cherish.

However! All the renovations will be done early next year, so if you do visit this year, make sure you fill out the card we lovely ladies in the ticket booth give you with your tickets because that card will get you FREE tickets for the grand reopening.

That's all for now. (Go Yankees and Red Sox! Yes, I'm aware I'm a hypocrite by liking them both, but I can't help it. They're both amazing.)
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[09 May 2004|05:56pm]

The Lou Gehrig 15'' Porcelain statue
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[20 Mar 2004|12:39am]

I've been a huge Yankees fan for almost 10 years now, and let me tell you that is veeeeeery hard living in Ma, but I do it anyways. But recently I've been thinking and I'm not so sure I really like them anymore. I started liking them because I loved Lou Gehrig so I figured I should love his team. I think the peak of my love for them was around '98 when they had Jeter, Brosious, O'Neil, Posada, Williams. Back then it felt like these guys were just great at what they did and that's why they rocked. Now though it seems like the Yankees are just trying to buy the best guys and make an all-star team and that stinks. So I think I may pledge all of my rooting for the Red Sox now. Anyone got any comments?
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[03 Dec 2003|11:30pm]

Hey all, just joined and thought I would reminesce a bit. The younger brother from Pete and Pete came to my school last semester to play in his band for our spring fling, how much does that rock?! Anyone remember the show "Welcome Freshman"? I was a big fan of that show and also "All That" way back when Josh Hartnett was on it. Also a huge fan of "Salute Your Shorts", and "Hey Dude". I used to have lots of old school theme songs on my computer but then it died on me so they are all gone, :(, oh well. I think that's about it, bye all. Oh wait! I was dog/house sitting a few summers ago and the people had lots of cable channels and I found that one of the new Nick channels had a ton of the old school game shows on it. Does anyone remember a game show, this may not have been on Nick, but it was kind of like "The Newleywed Game" but they had brothers and sisters on it and they had to answer questions about each other and then the brother/sister pair that won got to run around and hit all of the toys that they wanted and if their brother or sister picked those for them then they won them. I have no clue what it was called but I'm always trying to remember, thanks all.
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[02 Dec 2003|11:19pm]

Hey all
Lou Gehrig is most definetly my favorite baseball player of all time. Figured I'd join this community because I plan on becoming a sports broadcaster and the more about baseball I know the better.
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[16 Apr 2003|05:42pm]

[ mood | blah ]

The Giants are offering Babushkas of the Alou brothers. Basbushkas are those Russian dolls that stack within each other.

How cool is that?

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question? [16 Apr 2003|02:05am]

[ mood | disappointed ]

is it me or is anyone else DISGUSTED by how fans run onto the field more often now and try and gain attention to themselves??

four... FOUR ran onto the field tonight at u.s. cellular field. one got a hold of the ump but didnt do anything to him thank god.

all to similiar of how when tom gamboa was attacked in the SAME CITY, in the SAME STADIUM, against the SAME TEAM and almost in the EXACT SAME SPOT.

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Random Player Remembered: Ray Fosse, 1970 [01 Apr 2003|12:18am]
Most people remember American League catcher Ray Fosse as the tackling dummy that took Pete Rose's now infamous charge into home plate during the 1970 All-Star game. Unfortunately, that was about all his career had to offer from that point on....

Fosse meets Mr. Rose

Earning his first of 2 All-Star nods, the Indians rookie hit .307 during the 1970 campaign with 18 homers and 61 RBI. The hit from Rose during the summer classic left the 23 year old phenom dazed and confused and apparently, that never seemed to wear off. Eight years of major league catching on four squads later, Fosse never could seem to duplicate his 1970 success. Despite his 2 gold glove earning, All-Star nod evoking, seasons of 1970 and 1971, Fosse finished his career in 1979 with a lifetime .256 batting average and a whopping 61 homeruns. Rose, on the other hand, now that is another story...
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Late [30 Mar 2003|03:06pm]

So sorry, but anyone interested in Baseball Challenge on ESPN:

Get an ESPN.com login

Join group LJ Baseball Challenge
PW is ljball
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Amazing [26 Mar 2003|09:39pm]
Other than Babe Ruth, who dominated his era's league in home runs,

What player led his respective league in home runs more than anyone else???

The Answer:

Mike Schmidt

Schmidt led the National League in home runs an amazing 8 times; More than any other player in history (other than Ruth).

In many ways, I still feel like Schmidt and his career are underrated! Amazing player he was...

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[25 Mar 2003|08:37pm]

My current favorite teams are the Diamondbacks and the A's. I have a long list of favorite players, but if I have to chose one it would be Craig Counsell.

I grew up a Dodger fan, there was a rivalry in the family over the Dodgers and my mom's Giants. Thankfully now, she's a Diamondback fan!
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Welcome! [25 Mar 2003|08:25pm]
[ mood | busy ]

To bosox, brightillusions, doctorpepper, flashfire, nymn3d: Glad you all found your way here to this new place. My question is,

Who do you support and who are your favorite players past or present??

As for myself, I am a die hard Orioles and A's fan. I worked in the A's minor league system and grew up in Huntsville where McGwire, Canseco, Giambi, Tejada, Chavez, Hudson, etc etc came up. I have loved the O's ever since 1984 when I saw my first game: The O's at the Rangers. Ripken had an amazing game and I was hooked to him and his team. I will forever be loyal to Baltimore and Oakland. That's my story. What about you all???

Hope everyone is well. Take care.


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Random Player Remembered : 3/25/03 [25 Mar 2003|02:33am]
[ mood | amused ]

I thought it would be entertaining and somewhat interesting to post a random player from the past and their best all around season, every day or so. I started doing this in my fantasy baseball league, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It's important to remember these people too!! Hah.

The Random Player Remembered for today is:

Lee Mazzilli - New York Mets - OF/1B

In 1979, at age 24, Lee Mazzilli hit .303 for the New York Mets. He also knocked 15 homeruns and 79 RBI that season in addition to stealing 34 bases and amassing 34 doubles. "Maz" retired in 1989 at the age of 34 after playing 28 games with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 14 seasons, he just fell short of 100 homeruns.

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Let's play two [24 Mar 2003|11:28pm]

I wish there were more people around like Ernie Banks. Doubleheaders are cool.

Anyhow, yeah - new place, sounds like a cool topic. My knowledge of baseball history is probably spotty for the most part unless I have something to remind me of a certain thing. There's a fair bit of knowledge in this thing I call a brain, but I often need a little catalyst to recall one thing or another.

I don't know if you've seen these websites, but they've got a lot of good pics of most of the old, long-lost ballparks, places like the Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field, Shibe Park, Forbes Field, Crosley Field, Cleveland Stadium, Braves Field, Comiskey Park, County Stadium, Expo Park, Griffith Stadium, League Park, Seals Stadium, Sportsmans Park, The Baker Bowl, Hilltop Park, etc:

Stadium Graveyard, a subsection of StadiumPage.com. Also, Ballparks.com is the best resource I've found for many of the old ballparks, all the current ones, and many of the future ones that are either being built now or in the works. You can spend hours digging through all the info and history in some of these places.
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Welcome to thegoodoldays!! [25 Mar 2003|12:34am]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Hello and welcome to the community! This was started in an attempt to unite with others like myself: those who adore everything in baseball's past. Over a century of history. There are tons of other forums to rant and ramble on what is going on right now with Team A or Team B. But what about the miraculous World Series of 1986? Or the year Joe DiMaggio had his record hit streak? Or even Cal Ripken's breaking Lou Gehrig's amazing consecutive games streak? The relics in the grand old game's attic are in the thousands and thousands. For those who appreciate it, reminisce, love to discuss and indulge in "the good old days", I offer you a shake of the hand and a "welcome aboard!". :)

Feel free to comment or email with anything at all. This place is ours. A tribute to the past. Take care and enjoy!


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