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roy edroso

Oh, that was beautiful. Reiser goes up there with Robbie Robinson, Earl Weaver, and Danny Murtaugh. Thanks.

PS "Reiser in a characteristic pose." When sportswriters are funny, they're awfully funny.


My Favorite Baseball Antic-dote:

One-armed outfielder Pete Gray, with the St. Louis Browns for the war-starved year of 1945, was morose and had a chip on his shoulder. Thus, he was not popular with his teammates. Being 50% shy in the wing department, he relied on the kindness of others to perform routine daily tasks.

Before taking the field in one game, he noticed that his cleat had come untied. He asked catcher Frank Mancuso for some help. Mancuso's reply: "Tie your own goddamned shoe, you one-armed son of a bitch!"

I don't often get asked to perform this task, but just let one of you one-armed son of bitches ask me to tie your goddamned shoe, and I know just what to tell you.


Ah, Pistol Pete. A .343 average in 1941, then WW II service and injuries got him. I remember reading about him when I was learning all things Dodgers after adopting the team in 1959.

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