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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Vernon history museum honors Danny Murtaugh

Sculptor Zenos Frudakis, known to Phillies fans for his statues of Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts at Citizens Bank Park, said Murtaugh’s face reminded him of some of the men he met as a child in Gary, Ind.

“I grew up in a steel town and the men who worked in the mills were like the men who worked in the mines,” he said. “They had strong faces — faces with strong features.

“This subject had a lot of character and integrity. It’s not exactly a pretty face — not like a Cary Grant face … I could almost envision him in a helmet as a conquistador or a general. In a way, he was kind of a conquering general with an army of baseball players he led into the field of battle on the baseball diamond.”

Jeez…why dontcha just say he looked like Roy Barcroft beaten to a ten-cent pulp with a studded Trejo meat stick.

Repoz Posted: November 21, 2011 at 10:57 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, history, memorabilia, pirates

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. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: November 21, 2011 at 04:30 PM (#3998491)
the character from lethal weapon?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(385 - 1:12am, May 25)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2377 - 1:06am, May 25)
Last: jobu

NewsblogMarlins Sue Season Ticketholders, Vendors Bankrupted by Small Crowds
(52 - 12:55am, May 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-24-16
(136 - 12:55am, May 25)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogAtlanta Braves prospect Dansby Swanson stays focused in Double-A debut with Mississippi | MiLB.com
(7 - 12:36am, May 25)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogNYP: Bartolo Colon told Nationals: ‘Throw it down the middle, [I’m] not swinging’
(9 - 12:27am, May 25)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogNear the bottom in MLB attendance, the Marlins are now suing ticket holders
(2 - 12:15am, May 25)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogSan Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Humiliated in Homophobic ‘Nightmare’ at Padres Game
(230 - 12:14am, May 25)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogTony Gwynn’s Family’s Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
(23 - 11:55pm, May 24)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-24-2016
(24 - 11:39pm, May 24)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogThornography » Bill Lee is reportedly running for governor of Vermont
(4 - 10:05pm, May 24)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogMission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics
(44 - 9:15pm, May 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Sox TherapyTalkin' Baseball
(10 - 8:29pm, May 24)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1577 - 7:47pm, May 24)
Last: vagab0nd is still a champion

NewsblogBraves trade minor leaguers for draft pick (and Matusz)
(17 - 7:25pm, May 24)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1033 seconds
47 querie(s) executed