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Friday, January 17, 2020

Stolen away: Brooklyn pitcher recalls ’51 sign-stealing scam

NEW YORK (AP) — Stealing signals. Banging on a trash can. Beating the Dodgers in October.

Sounds very familiar to Carl Erskine.

“If they’re going to go back to 2017 with penalties for the Astros,” he said Wednesday, “then I want them to go all the way back to 1951 to help us.”

The old Brooklyn pitcher was laughing. Sort of.

As a historian, I couldn’t resist…..

 

QLE Posted: January 17, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brooklyn dodgers, carl erskine, dirty rotten cheaters, new york giants

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   1. The Duke Posted: January 17, 2020 at 09:13 AM (#5916838)
The ongoing conspiracy to prevent the dodgers from winning titles continues apace
   2. Walt Davis Posted: January 17, 2020 at 05:26 PM (#5917041)
The Giants hereby have lost their 1st and 2nd round picks in the 1952 and 1953 drafts.
   3. asinwreck Posted: January 17, 2020 at 08:35 PM (#5917086)
The Giants hereby have lost their 1st and 2nd round picks in the 1952 and 1953 drafts.

The $5 million fine in 1951 dollars will hurt a little more.
   4. Lassus Posted: January 17, 2020 at 10:33 PM (#5917101)
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 17, 2020 at 11:04 PM (#5917106)
As a historian, I couldn’t resist…..
Points for not saying “an historian.”
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2020 at 11:13 PM (#5917282)
$49,164,807.69

No worries, the Giants inveested with Bernie Madoff.

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