Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, June 03, 2001

Ernie Harwell; Tradin’ times occur in 1951-60

Ernie Harwell is recounting the top moments of each Tiger decade.

Sean Forman Posted: June 03, 2001 at 08:51 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 03, 2001 at 11:59 PM (#69088)
Harwell left out the greatest moment of them all. Sometime in July of 1955, before a near-capacity crowd, Earl Torgeson, not to be confused with Ty Cobb, stole home in the bottom of the ninth to give the Jungaleers their third straight win over the Yankees. To this day, I've never heard a crowd in Detroit go that bonkers. The reason he was able to do this was because at the time, Yankee pitcher Bob Turley was still using the then-common double pump windup. It's a tribute to the general leadfootedness of the AL back then that scores of runners a year weren't able to do the same thing. Good old Bullet Bob finally got clued in by the end of the next year,adopted the no-windup motion, and for about 2 1/2 years after that pitched at a very high level, winning the Cy Young in '58 and either winning or saving the last 3 games in the World Series that year.
   2. Michael Posted: June 04, 2001 at 04:14 PM (#69090)
I can remember a couple highlights from the 1990s, but nothing between the day Cecil Fielder hit his 50th and 51st homers of the season until the last game in Tiger Stadium.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 23 Jan. 2017: Theo Epstein on baseball, politics and what he may do next
(271 - 12:08am, Jan 24)
Last: zonk

NewsblogDodgers Trade Prospect Jose De Leon Straight-Up to Tampa for Logan Forsythe
(4 - 11:51pm, Jan 23)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogOT - NFL stretch drive/playoffs (December 2016 - February 2017)
(805 - 11:45pm, Jan 23)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1234 - 11:14pm, Jan 23)
Last: Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(120 - 10:57pm, Jan 23)
Last: TomH

NewsblogGary Sheffield and the war on WAR - Beyond the Box Score
(80 - 10:05pm, Jan 23)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogMLB community mourns deaths of Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte
(75 - 9:39pm, Jan 23)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

Newsblog2017 Top 10 second base prospects | MLB.com
(10 - 9:19pm, Jan 23)
Last: puck

NewsblogPhillies' Maikel Franco works to improve plate approach
(3 - 8:59pm, Jan 23)
Last: Jacob

NewsblogScott Simkus plays Strat-o-Matic with Negro Leaguers for Slate
(67 - 8:50pm, Jan 23)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogMets' Jay Bruce problem: Ex-GMs weigh in on what team should do - NY Daily News
(4 - 5:24pm, Jan 23)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogBaseball Prospectus | Prospectus Feature: Command and Control
(1 - 4:35pm, Jan 23)
Last: Walt Davis

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2000 Ballot
(7 - 4:29pm, Jan 23)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogRyan Zimmerman hits hard but needs to add lift | MLB.com
(3 - 4:09pm, Jan 23)
Last: Jacob

NewsblogdWAR Doesn't Care One Bit About Your Reputation
(28 - 3:51pm, Jan 23)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Page rendered in 0.1145 seconds
46 querie(s) executed