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Let's try it again with these names today...

George Hendrick

Hendrick was old and lazy when he came to Pittsburgh, but I thought he was a real good player with the Cardinals. He went from Chuggin' George to Joggin' George.

 

Bake McBride

All I can say is that I loved the name and the guy's hair.  Pure 70's all the way.  

 

George Foster

This guy always seemed to be intimidating when he was with the Reds.  Didn't he have a name for the black bat that he used?  Wasn't it a female name? Iremember when he crushed 52 homers in a season, and everybody thought he was going to the next homerun king.

 

Don Sutton

Just remember him as part of the Dodgers rotation when they kept losing to the Yankees in the late 70's.  I also liked the name of his teammate Burt Hooten.  

 

Bobby Murcer

This guy seemed to be loved by the fans and media in New York, but I never got the guy's appeal.  Can anybody explain it?

 



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Papa Voo wrote: Bobby Murcer

This guy seemed to be loved by the fans and media in New York, but I never got the guy's appeal.  Can anybody explain it?

 

Extremely well-liked and seems to be a very nice person.

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Can you explain the appeal?  Just a good guy?  Humorous?  Good in the community?



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Don Sutton - on the A's for all of 5 minutes, I think at the same time as Tommy John too.

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LAF wrote: Papa Voo wrote: Bobby Murcer

This guy seemed to be loved by the fans and media in New York, but I never got the guy's appeal.  Can anybody explain it?

 

Extremely well-liked and seems to be a very nice person.

The press touted him as the heir-apparent to Mantle in much the same way that Bobby Bonds was supposed to take over for Willie Mays in San Francisco.  This far-too-lofty expectation was really a no-win situation for both, and  it shouldn't have been surprising that neither one reached the heavy potential placed upon them.  That's also part of the reason why it was such a big deal when they were traded for one another following the 1974 season--kind of like a poor man's Mantle for Mays deal. 

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George Foster called his bat Black beauty. His nickname was the Destroyer.

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Who was the idiot who traded George Foster from the Giants to the Reds for Frank Duffy and Vern Geishart?



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Papa Voo wrote: Bobby Murcer

This guy seemed to be loved by the fans and media in New York, but I never got the guy's appeal.  Can anybody explain it?

 

He wasn't loved by everyone in NY. He told a story while in San Francisco that someone in the stands threw a dart at him at Yankee Stadium.



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Benlen wrote: He wasn't loved by everyone in NY. He told a story while in San Francisco that someone in the stands threw a dart at him at Yankee Stadium.
Yeah - but next time he signed my ball.



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Benlen wrote: Who was the idiot who traded George Foster from the Giants to the Reds for Frank Duffy and Vern Geishart?
Horace Stoneham.

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I think the outfield I remember was Bake McBride, Gary Maddox and Luzinski.  I think McBride was the lead-off guy, and he was a threat to take off and steal second if he made it to first base.



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lobo316 wrote: George Foster called his bat Black beauty. His nickname was the Destroyer.
Black Beauty or Black Betty?



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Papa Voo wrote:

I think the outfield I remember was Bake McBride, Gary Maddox and Luzinski.  I think McBride was the lead-off guy, and he was a threat to take off and steal second if he made it to first base.


And nicknamed "Shake & Bake" McBride

I do not believe that Don Sutton is in the Hall Of Fame. I was thinking he should be.

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beejmi wrote: I do not believe that Don Sutton is in the Hall Of Fame. I was thinking he should be.

Sutton is.  Tommy John is not, with 288 wins.

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Bobby Murcer was also best friends with Thurmon Munson and drove in all 5 of the runs for the Yankees on ABC's nationally televised "Monday Night Baseball" in an emotional 5-4 win the day the team came back from the funeral.  That cemented it.  But he was a very good player and a great human being.  Still is.



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