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Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1455 on: September 09, 2023, 01:05:04 pm »
When men weren't coached and trained into throwing 5 - 7 MPH faster than their previous norm.

Yeah, itís a different game.

Dave, think youíd enjoy video of that 1965 Maloney game. Check it out.

In bottom of 9th, Cubs have winning run on 2B and Larry Jackson due up. Do Cubs hit for the pitcher there? NO. Jackson takes his turn, Cubs donít score, and Jackson goes out to mound to pitch top of the 10th.

The starting pitcher was King. If doing well, he stays in game come hell or high water. Not saying itís a good thing for Jim Maloney to throw 190 pitches but not too sure that such a good thing now that the bullpen is King.

Taillon pulled yesterday after 77 pitches (52 strikes) working on a 1-hit shutout? Thatís baseball today. Of course 190 pitches seems crazy. But, maybe a bit too much the other way these days. What do you think?

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« Reply #1456 on: September 09, 2023, 02:20:26 pm »
The best part of the video I saw was the interview afterwards.  Just listening to it, you could tell that it was done in the early days of television.  Both the questions and answers sounded like they were prepared and rehearsed, even though that was impossible.  It was merely the style employed at that time.

Sometimes, just for kicks, listen to some of the Bill Stern "Sports Stories" if you can find them.  The same edge in the voice that indicates that this is the most important incident in the history of sports.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1457 on: September 10, 2023, 09:52:05 pm »
Not Cubs history, but 1950s "When Men Were Men" baseball history.

Vern Law pitches v. Milwaukee Braves, July 19, 1955.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT195507190.shtml

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« Reply #1458 on: September 10, 2023, 09:57:56 pm »
Vern Law's following outing after the one above----against the Cubs.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT195507242.shtml