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Monday, April 25, 2016

Arrieta can join these six pitchers who threw two no-hitters in one season

The game was historic before Johnny Vander Meer even threw a pitch. It was the first regular season game played under lights at Ebbets Field. The game was preceded by great fanfare. There was a fife and drum corps that marched on the field, a parade of local politicians and officials of the power company who had installed the lights, which at the time were the most powerful lighting system at any sporting venue. Olympic champion Jesse Owens performed in a series of sprinting competitions that were set up on the field, and a record crowd of more than 40,000 crammed the tiny ballpark, which seated only about 38,000. Thanks to all of the pre-game hullabaloo, the first pitch wasn’t thrown until almost nine-thirty.

Ryan’s second no-hitter of ’73 was arguably the best of his seven. He was dominant: striking out 17 Tigers batters while walking four. In the bottom of the ninth, one out away from his no-hitter, Ryan faced Norm Cash, who felt so hopeless against Ryan that he brought a table leg to the plate to face the righthander.


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Roger Clemens responds to Roy Halladay’s anti-PED tweet

The Blue Jays were using all these PEDs and couldn’t even win a division title????

Ahead of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s announcement of the class of 2016 on Wednesday, former pitcher Roy Halladay tweeted his stance on allowing alleged PED users into the Hall.

“When you use PEDs you admit your not good enough to compete fairly!” Halladay wrote. “Our nations past time should have higher standards! No Clemens no Bonds!”

Halladay was referring to widespread suspicion that pitcher Roger Clemens and slugger Barry Bonds used performance-enhancing drugs during their playing careers.

After it was announced that Clemens and Bonds failed to garner the necessary votes for election for the fifth year in a row—Clemens received 45.2% of the vote and Bonds earned 44.3%—Clemens issued a statement, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26.

“I was asked to comment on the subject of the Hall of Fame once again by some of my friends in the media,” Clemens said. “I will say thank you again for those who took the time to vote. I have distanced myself from the subject and have moved on. Having said that, what is disheartening is getting a call or a text from family or friends about an ill informed player making an asinine statement. The latest coming from a former Blue Jays pitcher.

“Just to enlighten him, he was accused of using amphetamines by the ‘strength coach.’ You should be very careful when putting tweets out while not having your facts on the matter at hand.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 07, 2016 at 11:09 AM | 27 comment(s)
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