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Saturday, October 21, 2006

In '07 There Are 2 40th Anniversaries of Note

In 1967, on the Last Day of That Season, The Boston Red Sox won the American League Pennant & lost a 7 Game World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals of Bob Gibson & Steve Carlton:

The Red Sox Of Lore Included Carl Yastremski, Jim Lonborg & Tony C;

Tony Conigliaro was beaned a few weeks before & out of the World Series. Just Imagine if that beaning never happened;

St Louis had a Catcher, who led the National League in 3 Base Hits(14). If you can guess the Catcher's Name, you could win a supply of Red Hair Dye. FOX was only a movie studio & not a network. Joe Buck wasn't even born yet;

Curt Gowdy Sr(NBC Sports)worked with St Louis Announcer, Harry Caray(Not Singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at Wrigley Field, Yet) & Mel Parnell, Boston Red Sox TV Play-By-Play;

Over with the NY Mets, the Baseball Hall Of Fame Career of George Thomas Seaver, was just beginning to take shape like fine wine, which is what he makes these days, in Northern California;

'07 Will be one for The Books.

Put It In The Books!

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter N said...

McCarver. And I remember sitting in my parent's den, with the new COLOR TV...RCA, in fact. 25 inches, and it looked and sounded good. And when the Sox won, which wasn't a ticket to the pennant until later that day, my Dad, my little (not any more) brother and I were jumping for joy. There were even a couple fire crackers (the little ones) set off on the patio. What a turn around. And what a St. Louis team that year. Bob Gibson, his fierce and talented self, outpitching Lonnie when it counted. But Lonnie was going on two days rest for game seven. And I was sad. The better team won. Not the one that still exists in my heart...now and forever. Thanks for the memories, and go Tigers.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Peter?

You win the Lifetime Supply of Red Hair Dye & Tim's Newest Book, "Baseball For Intellectuals", where the little known facts that George Washington Crossed The Bronx River at White Plains, NY, as well as Dave Roberts stealing 2nd off Mariano in the '04 NLCS, are included:

I saw Lonborg with the Phillies, a few years later, only not as good as in 1967;

& the '67 World Series, ended on Columbus Day(10-12-67);

& I can still hear the Melodious Accent of my Nuns, as most came from The Heart of Red Sox Nation, Boston & Vicinity, as well as from Nova Scotia, very much a part of RSN.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

A sad 30th Anniversary Of Note is on June 15th:

The Trade of Tom Seaver;

It STILL Hurts a LOT.

1:35 PM  

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