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Old Apr 23rd, 2018, 12:19 PM   #31
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Marc, I thought this interesting....and something you probably knew. Although the Atlanta Braves are considered the oldest continuously run organization in the MLB...... i take exception to this as the Phillies have held the same name in the same city, but thatís another story....the Giants are the team which has won the most games with 11,015 wins!
Yes, I knew most of this Rp. Still interesting ............... especially the fact of the Giants with so many wins.
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And just to show you how much of a numbers game baseball is, and of course their lack of meaning....the Toronto Blue Jays have the highest winning percentage in World Series play of .667%.....somehow it doesn't match to the 27 titles the Yanks have won.

What is also astonishing is how much baseball is an inner city game. If you look at its history, the beginning teams all came from big cities. Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis and of course New York. New York is unique I think in its attachment to the sport. When you review the World Series play, outside of the Yanks 27 wins, from around 1949 to 1958 every World Series had a New York team in it. And if you add the Dodgers, who had moved to Los Angeles that number goes to 1966. Additionally almost half of all World Series games have had a team that was either based in New York or was based at one time ( Dodgers, Giants) quite an attachment don't you think.
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And just to show you how much of a numbers game baseball is, and of course their lack of meaning....the Toronto Blue Jays have the highest winning percentage in World Series play of .667%.....somehow it doesn't match to the 27 titles the Yanks have won.

What is also astonishing is how much baseball is an inner city game. If you look at its history, the beginning teams all came from big cities. Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis and of course New York. New York is unique I think in its attachment to the sport. When you review the World Series play, outside of the Yanks 27 wins, from around 1949 to 1958 every World Series had a New York team in it. And if you add the Dodgers, who had moved to Los Angeles that number goes to 1966. Additionally almost half of all World Series games have had a team that was either based in New York or was based at one time ( Dodgers, Giants) quite an attachment don't you think.
Yes, I grew up in a baseball crazy city to a NY Giants family. Amazingly, my dad was born and raised in Brooklyn, and my mom was born in Montreal, so there would have been a natural link to the Dodgers.
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With all this talk about home runs..... does anyone else find them a boring part of the game? Personally, I prefer hit and runs, stealing bases, manufacturing runs. While , indeed, the old Negro Leagues had hitters, they changed how the game was played. They were in constant movement on the bases not the stage to stage playing of the MLB of the day. I think this is why I like the National League....they manufacturer runs as opposed to the American League which is content to whack the ball. That said, the Yankees were noted for heavy hitters and have 27 WS rings to prove it.

So, Iím wondering how many ehMacers lean towards the home run, or do you like to see manufactured runs....AL or NL.
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With all this talk about home runs..... does anyone else find them a boring part of the game? Personally, I prefer hit and runs, stealing bases, manufacturing runs. While , indeed, the old Negro Leagues had hitters, they changed how the game was played. They were in constant movement on the bases not the stage to stage playing of the MLB of the day. I think this is why I like the National League....they manufacturer runs as opposed to the American League which is content to whack the ball. That said, the Yankees were noted for heavy hitters and have 27 WS rings to prove it.

So, Iím wondering how many ehMacers lean towards the home run, or do you like to see manufactured runs....AL or NL.
You would have loved the Chicago White Sox back in 1959. I lost interest in home runs when the steroid crisis made a mockery of the 1961 Roger Maris home run record.
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I have to admit that I am usually only a baseball fan come October and the playoffs and World Series. But I am also really enjoying the education I am receiving through this thread. Thanks for the stories and please keep it up. I may become a serious fan yet.
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I have to admit that I am usually only a baseball fan come October and the playoffs and World Series. But I am also really enjoying the education I am receiving through this thread. Thanks for the stories and please keep it up. I may become a serious fan yet.
Well, that is great news. Try watching some of the highlights on some of the sports channels. That cuts through the boring bits.
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Don, Marcís idea of watching highlights is quite a good idea. Another thing is select a team and review its history. My favourite team, the Braves, have a rich history. They were one of the last teams around when the NAB or National Association Baseball Players failed. They were in Boston and were called the Red Stockings, or Reds. They later changed their name to the Braves when the Cincinnati team began begining called the Red Stockings. The Boston team may have even been called the Red Caps....now a beer lover should know this 🤣🤣🤣. The Braves were not as successful fan wise as the other Boston team......hmmmm forget who they are. The Braves changed to the Boston Bees, the Doves, the Rustlers, then the Boston Beaneaters, back to the Braves....then they moved to Milwaukee, another beer reference......and finally back to Atlanta as the Braves. They are considered the oldest continuously run ball club in MLB. Actually, they are right up there with the Argos as North Americaís oldest professional sports franchise. The Braves were the last team that the Babe played on in 1935.

Urban Legend has it that the owner of the Boston Red Sox made money on the production of No No Nannette. He then financed a failure called Yes, Yes, Yvette which went no where and he sold the Babe to the Yanks.....the rest, as they say is history.
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Don, Marcís idea of watching highlights is quite a good idea. Another thing is select a team and review its history. My favourite team, the Braves, have a rich history. They were one of the last teams around when the NAB or National Association Baseball Players failed. They were in Boston and were called the Red Stockings, or Reds. They later changed their name to the Braves when the Cincinnati team began begining called the Red Stockings. The Boston team may have even been called the Red Caps....now a beer lover should know this 🤣🤣🤣. The Braves were not as successful fan wise as the other Boston team......hmmmm forget who they are. The Braves changed to the Boston Bees, the Doves, the Rustlers, then the Boston Beaneaters, back to the Braves....then they moved to Milwaukee, another beer reference......and finally back to Atlanta as the Braves. They are considered the oldest continuously run ball club in MLB. Actually, they are right up there with the Argos as North Americaís oldest professional sports franchise. The Braves were the last team that the Babe played on in 1935.

Urban Legend has it that the owner of the Boston Red Sox made money on the production of No No Nannette. He then financed a failure called Yes, Yes, Yvette which went no where and he sold the Babe to the Yanks.....the rest, as they say is history.
Yes, luckily for the NY Yankees, that urban legend is correct.
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Yes, luckily for the NY Yankees, that urban legend is correct.
Actually, it isnít. Frazeeís problem was more to do with Johnson the president of the American League. They got into a shooting war over baseball issues. The Yanks actually were a supporter of Frazee as were the White Sox, but the other teams sided with Johnson. Frazee didnít own Fenway at that time and had to borrow to buy the team. Eventually he had to get cash to buy Fenway or he would have been squeezed out of the league....thus why Ruth was sold ( along with the fact Frazee and Ruth didnít get along ) ...the Yanks actually fronted the mortgage for Frazee. Frazee wound up selling the team for twice what he paid...not a bad return.
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