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Smitty is going to hate the manager.
“They’ve got a fat chance of putting me out of organized baseball…I own the Chicago club and will do what I please with it.”
Asked what he will do if a real attempt is made to get him out, Murphy said: “That’s easy. I’d put it in the hands of my lawyer. They can’t confiscate private property, you know.
Despite that fact I read every once in a while that I was forced out of baseball--knocked down the back steps, as it were, and kicked into the yards behind. That is simply camouflage. It is true that the Chief Executive of the National League at that time was not 'crazy' about me and that he had called a meeting to have me quartered and boiled in oil, or shot at sunrise, I don't know which. He asked me to attend the meeting and I declined to do so. I was not only ill, but thinking of how much I would likely lose in the impending Federal League war--money that I had worked hard for. Before the meeting could be held, however, I sold out to Mr. Charles P. Taft and without force, but for what every other thing of value is obtained--a price. Imagine a man being forced to take $500,000 for a baseball franchise, with a war on and money being sunk by everybody concerned in large gobs. One or two baseball politicians shouted with glee over my retirement, but I think events have since shown that the laughing was all on my side, because I got out at the psychological moment."
On the "Best Shape of His Life" front, one of the local news stations had their young sportsguys work out with Ryan Howard yesterday. Howard looked almost ripped. Supposedly lost 25 lbs -- it looked it.
Really good outfield on today's Birthday Team, as well as a couple solid starting pitchers. Awful GM, though.
Is there a college baseball thread? Can't find one so I will ask here.
How do college rotations work? Does Rodon just pitch every Friday?
What team has had the most 40 year olds on their roster? They had six! HINT: Expansion era.
Also, what team had the most teenagers on their roster? They had nine! HINT: Also, expansion era.
Old team 1980 Yankees?
They only had Jim Kaat and Gaylord Perry.
Additional hints: The old team was in the last ten years.
8. This injury plagued pair both enjoyed significant careers. The pitcher tossed a no-no, while the hitter won two MVPs.
2. Borderline HOF player and borderline HOF manager
I have another pair as the ones that played with 3 HOFers and managed by a HOFer (as a player).
I can't think of who the teenagers might be, but the 1985 Yankees fit the bill: Henderson, Winfield, Niekro, managed by Yogi.
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