Baseball's Golden Season

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Yogi Berra commenting about the Dodgers great Sandy Koufax's 25-5 season, "I can see how he won 25 games, what I can't see is how he lost five."

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Beans Reardon, the legendary MLB umpire, recalled how the Commissioner called him on the carpet for "cussin" at players. "They cuss me out, why shouldn't I cuss 'em back?"

Hank Aaron's hitting style is so relaxed that the Phillies Robin Roberts once said; "Aaron sleeps between pitches."

One drunken fan avoided jail time, as he proved to the judge that he was not in the local saloon, but in Briggs Stadium in Detroit. He could not remember the score, but he described exactly where Mickey Mantle's two home runs on the day landed.

"There isn't a pitching rule that Lew Burdette doesn't break," said Cincinnati Redlegs manager, Birdie Tebbetts. "He spits on the ball, he spits on his glove, he spits on his hand."

Preacher Roe, ex-Brooklyn Dodger ace pitcher when asked if pitchers were using the spitball? "There's 12 or 14 pitchers I think use the spitball, I can't say for sure they're using it, but I taught about a dozen of them how."

Satchel Paige, at age 46 after becoming the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout, when he defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in 12 innings, commented afterward that he would not be there tomorrow as he was "going fishing."

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Titel
Baseball's Golden Season
Untertitel
The 1956 Major League Baseball Season..Baseball's Greatest Year
Autor
EAN
9780981576350
ISBN
978-0-9815763-5-0
Format
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Herausgeber
Alabaster Books
Genre
Sport
Anzahl Seiten
218
Gewicht
509g
Größe
H235mm x B157mm x T17mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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