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Postby mcmahojl » Fri May 14, 2004 7:26 pm

Anyone remember Steve Balboni? I remember when I was little that this older guy told me that he was going to be the next Mickey Mantle... :-?
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Postby mcmahojl » Fri May 14, 2004 7:57 pm

no one remembers Balboni?
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Postby matmat » Fri May 14, 2004 8:00 pm

don't remember him. here are some numbers though, they don't look spectacular.

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Postby Arlo » Fri May 14, 2004 8:00 pm

Sure - Balboni received all sorts of accolades when he was coming up. He did have some pretty good seasons, but nothing like what some folks were predicting...
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Postby sammyfan711 » Fri May 14, 2004 8:01 pm

I do vaguely, I think there is a guy in the cafe named Steve Balboni. His avatar is a signed baseball call of Balboni's, it looks like an '89 Fleer.
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Postby thehat » Fri May 14, 2004 8:04 pm

Steve "Bye Bye" Balboni...free swinger from the right side, could hit it a mile. Mostly got nothing but air. Based on projections, a bust of epic proportions.
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Postby GUINNESS » Fri May 14, 2004 9:10 pm

..Balboni's flipping burgers with Kevin Maas now....
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Postby LCBOY » Mon May 17, 2004 3:18 pm

GUINNESS wrote:..Balboni's flipping burgers with Kevin Maas now....


...and Jerome Walton is at the register... :-D
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Postby Tavish » Mon May 17, 2004 3:25 pm

While everyone else around here idolized Brett, Bye-Bye was my guy growing up. First Royals game I ever went to he hit two into the fountain. A legend in my mind.
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Postby stumpak » Mon May 17, 2004 3:42 pm

Balboni is the only guy to be named MVP of a minor league in 3 decades--70s, 80s and 90s. He was like the Russell Branyan of the 1980s.
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