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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Johnny Callison

Eligible in 1979.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 11, 2006 at 11:23 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 11, 2006 at 11:28 PM (#2060453)
Very good player and first name. Has absolutely no chance of garnering a single vote.
   2. Cblau Posted: June 12, 2006 at 01:04 AM (#2060547)
Gave me one of my biggest thrills at a game. My dad took me to this game (Yankees vs. Milwaukee 8/12/72. The yahoos around me were booing when Blomberg was walked intentionally in the seventh, but I said "it's just another run when Callison hits a homer." And he did.
   3. sunnyday2 Posted: June 12, 2006 at 11:55 AM (#2060876)
Very similar to Felipe Alou at least in terms of the numbers. Who knew?

Rhymes with Allison, who was better.
   4. Paul Wendt Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:47 AM (#2061703)
one famous moment, same as Allison
great ARM
good sabermetrics
   5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:52 AM (#2061707)
Couldn't help myself, Paul, I had to rearrange into the 5-7-5 brand of haiku
JOHNNY CALLISON
same 
as Allison
good sabermetrics
great arm
one famous moment 

Isn't that deep? ; )
   6. DavidFoss Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2061711)
what were the two famous moments?
   7. sunnyday2 Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2061712)
It should be.
   8. Repoz Posted: June 13, 2006 at 02:05 AM (#2061719)
Gave me one of my biggest thrills at a game. My dad took me to this game (Yankees vs. Milwaukee 8/12/72. The yahoos around me were booing when Blomberg was walked intentionally in the seventh, but I said "it's just another run when Callison hits a homer." And he did.


Hey Cliff...I was at that game (sweet, at least somebody remembers it...:)...What bugged me about Callison was that when the Yankee got him in that PTNL deal (turned out to be Jack Acher (as we called him)...quite a loss!)...fans were shocked to find a suddenly bespecled and worn out looking Johnny Callison that was misjudging fly balls.

Plus his 1-15 start didn't help.
   9. sunnyday2 Posted: June 13, 2006 at 02:07 AM (#2061720)
Didn't Callison hit a late inning HR to break up a pitcher's duel in a '60s All-Star game. Maybe even a walk off?
   10. DL from MN Posted: June 13, 2006 at 03:43 PM (#2062045)
Bob Allison had the catch in the World Series.
   11. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 13, 2006 at 03:50 PM (#2062053)
Didn't Callison hit a late inning HR to break up a pitcher's duel in a '60s All-Star game.


1964. Had it not been for a famous collapse down the stretch, Callison would have been the NL MVP.

-- MWE
   12. sunnyday2 Posted: June 13, 2006 at 04:05 PM (#2062071)
And by golly, there in the 1964 all-star game box score: None other than Bob Allison, batting 5th for the AL behind Mantle and Killebrew and ahead of Brooksie.

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