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Postby jbird669 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:24 pm

I wanted to start a thread that's funny and interesting and a good break for everyone's hectic day:
THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Each week, a new player is chosen with stats and favorite memory of the player. This first week I select:

Steve Jeltz of the Phillies and Royals

Batting Glossary

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
1983 24 PHI NL 13 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .375 3 1 0 0 0 2
1984 25 PHI NL 28 68 7 14 0 1 1 7 2 1 7 11 .206 .276 .279 19 1 1 1 0 3
1985 26 PHI NL 89 196 17 37 4 1 0 12 1 1 26 55 .189 .283 .219 43 5 1 4 0 6
1986 27 PHI NL 145 439 44 96 11 4 0 36 6 3 65 97 .219 .320 .262 115 3 2 9 1 9
1987 28 PHI NL 114 293 37 68 9 6 0 12 1 2 39 54 .232 .324 .304 89 4 0 4 1 13
1988 29 PHI NL 148 379 39 71 11 4 0 27 3 0 59 58 .187 .295 .237 90 10 2 8 0 11
1989 30 PHI NL 116 263 28 64 7 3 4 25 4 2 45 44 .243 .356 .338 89 6 0 6 1 6
1990 31 KCR AL 74 103 11 16 4 0 0 10 1 1 6 21 .155 .200 .194 20 4 1 0 0 3
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
8 Seasons 727 1749 183 367 46 20 5 130 18 10 248 342 .210 .308 .268 468 34 7 32 3 53
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
162 Game Avg 390 41 82 10 4 1 29 4 2 55 76 .210 .308 .268 104 8 2 7 1 12
Career High 148 439 44 96 11 6 4 36 6 3 65 97 .243 .356 .338 115 10 2 9 1 13




Favorite Memory: The Gheri Curl - That was the greatest 'do in baseball!![/img]
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:32 pm

How about the old school player of the minute? I don't want to wait til next week to post :-)

Willie McGee - 350+ career SB's, .295 BA, and my favourite memory has to be that batting stance. He looked like he was crippled, but he always got the job done ;-D

(It was a toss up between him an Oil Can Boyd)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:39 pm

Yeah, I don't think that anybody has the patience or memory for a weekly post.

Old school eh?

How about good old psycho Damaso Garcia.

After getting pissed off at his teammates after a game he took off his uniform and burned it in the middle of the clubhouse. (Is that old school or old nut house? I get them confused)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:49 pm

I was actually going to say Damaso Garcia. I'm surprised you didn't name a certain player known as Moooookieeeeee. I can think of my favourite memory with him..........I bet all the Red Sox fans here can too :-D

And my first words as a baby were actually "Microwave" and "Damasooooooooooo Garciaaaaaaaa". Strange but true.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:56 pm

I'd like to throw out the name of Oscar Gamble. Still the biggest afro ever worn on a baseball diamond.

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Postby BKeller » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:59 pm

LBJackal wrote:

"I'm surprised you didn't name a certain player known as Moooookieeeeee. I can think of my favourite memory with him..........I bet all the Red Sox fans here can too "

May your gonads rot, LBJackal. :-P That's cruel. Sox in '04! ;-D
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Postby BKeller » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:00 pm

And before someone flames me, no, I don't really wish crotch rotting on LBJackal. I think the Mets' recent efforts have been a sufficient imposition of hardship.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:06 pm

I'm a fan of Mookie when he played for the Jays, and in no way shape or form am I a Mets fan.

But I just HAD to point out "the incident" since his screen name is Mookie :-D
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Postby Pablo975 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:43 pm

Our family cat had a litter of kittens and we kept the biggest one. My brothers and I decided to name the cat after the first proper name we heard when we left the room. My Dad was in the living room watching the 92 (I think) All Star game and the cats' namesake had just been brought in to pitch.

We still have that fat bastard cat, Juan Guzman, to this day.
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:16 pm

Well, I don't know if its really that funny, but when I was a kid, I really liked Juaqin Andrujar. Remember when he took a roper off the knee, then went into the club house and rubbed snake oil on it. His alternative medicine seemed to humor people at the time. I also liked Willie Wilson and Amos Otis of the Royals. Bob and Ken Forsch also come to mind (only brothers to both throw no-hitters). You gotta like Oscar Gamble's Fro. I still have his 1980 Topps card, just for the fro. I also like Mickey Rivers. Never before have I heard a man speak English where I didn't understand a word. He's not real old school, but I always liked Lenny Dykstra, can someone tell me how that white boy was so speedy? Does anyone remember Sixto Lezcano (sp)? How about Dan Quisenberry?
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