Jump to content

Vintage baseball


Recommended Posts

BTW, the other 2 significant events that happened in that game 5 were the first grand slam in WS history (the Indians Elmer Smith) and the first home run by a pitcher...Jim Bagby Sr, (take that, DH lovers!😁) whose son, Jim Bagby Jr induced Joe DiMaggio to hit into a double play in the 8th inning of a Yankees/Indians game in 1941 to break Joltin' Joe's 56 game hitting streak...

Little known fact, Heinz company had promised DiMaggio a $10,000 check, no small potatoes in 1941, if he could match the 57 they had on their labels...

Edited by IUFLA
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Steubenhoosier said:


Bill Freehan, Tiger catcher. Caught when Denny McClain had his 31 win season.

Unfortunately, Bill passed within the last week or so. Alzheimer’s I believe.

RIP Bill...pretty good catcher...

Not in the HoF, but has a higher WAR than, well, Yadier Molina for one...😉

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

The first guy is definitely Ernie Lombardi...and the third I think is Frank McCormick...I'll take a wag and say the middle guy is Bucky Walters...

All 3 were on the 1940 Reds World Series champions?

That would be my guess on the middle guy as well.  You're correct on the other two, IUFLA.

Edited by jv1972iu
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...