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Monday, April 17, 2006

Bill White

Eligible in 1975.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2006 at 06:11 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2006 at 06:49 PM (#1969034)
Even as a Met fan, he was still one of the great voices of my childhood during the 1970s.
   2. sunnyday2 Posted: April 17, 2006 at 06:56 PM (#1969048)
Jeez, John, you know some of us saw him PLAY! Make us feel old, wouldja?

Hey, how about a Roy Face thread, might lead to some interesting comments about relievers. And since relievers almost by definition are going to be seen as peak/prime types, Face had a pretty famous year. Was it that good or was he just that lucky.

I haven't tabulated yet whether 139 WS and 59 WARP is going to amount to much.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2006 at 07:02 PM (#1969059)
Jeez, John, you know some of us saw him PLAY! Make us feel old, wouldja?

Better you than me, buddy! :-D

Hey, how about a Roy Face thread, might lead to some interesting comments about relievers.

He was the only guy under 200 WS (my cutoff) that I thought about making up a thread for anyway. Glad you requested it, Marc.
   4. Mark Donelson Posted: April 17, 2006 at 08:24 PM (#1969229)
Ah, those childhood days of listening to Scooter, White, and Messer. I still love listening to ballgames on the radio because of them (though Waldling do their best to erode that just about every day)...
   5. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: April 21, 2006 at 08:29 AM (#1978889)
I also grew up with Rizzuto, White and Messer, great stuff.

As a player, kind of the Wally Joyner of the 1960s, though his career was shorter.
   6. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: April 21, 2006 at 08:32 AM (#1978892)
Wow, Wally Joyner made almost 40 million dollars playing baseball. Holy Crap. I would have never guessed he made 1/2 that.
   7. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: April 21, 2006 at 12:56 PM (#1978924)
And Joyner had the honor of being the target of rubber-knife-throwing Yankee fans.

A good bunch those 1980s NY rooters.
   8. Mark Donelson Posted: April 21, 2006 at 04:21 PM (#1979263)
A good bunch those 1980s NY rooters.

Hey, that was kinder and gentler, buddy—the knives we threw in the '70s weren't rubber! ;)

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