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redsmetz
05-04-2006, 10:07 AM
One of the board members pointed me to Retrosheet.org and I've been perusing it from time to time.

I decided to check the date my wife was born nearly fifty years ago since it was a summer date. She was born on July 7, 1956 in Jefferson City, MO and grew up a Cardinals fan. We've wooed her over since she's lived here since 1979 and married me in 1981, although the Cardinals are second in our hearts given her heritage.

Perhaps some of you have guessed where this probably is going. On July 7, 1956, the Cardinals were in Cincinnati where they lost to the Reds, 5-2. No boxscore for that year, what a coincidence that is! Destiny (or maybe Density, as was said in Back to the Future!).

cumberlandreds
05-04-2006, 10:13 AM
:nono: Your wife is going to get you for telling her age to everyone. ;)

Retrosheet is terrific. They are always adding box scores. When I first found this site they only had them back to around 1975. Now they are in the 60's. Pete Rose was always my favorite player and during the time he was chasing Ty Cobb a listing of all his milestone hits were published. Lo and behold my favorite player got his 1st MLB hit the day I was born, April 13,1963.

RedsMan3203
05-04-2006, 10:14 AM
Isn't that an Arroyo Cover? Destiny?

westofyou
05-04-2006, 10:17 AM
http://www.deadballart.com/redszone/box.gif

Heath
05-04-2006, 10:19 AM
2 hours and 13 minuted before a crowd of 8,000+.

Wow.

westofyou
05-04-2006, 10:19 AM
Retrosheet is terrific. They are always adding box scores.

Retrosheet is slowly adding the years, recently they added 1911, 1921 and 1922... all good years for studying severe offense upswings, especially 1911.

Heath
05-04-2006, 10:25 AM
1956 - a very good year for the Reds - when in comparison to the 10 or so years before that..

westofyou
05-04-2006, 10:28 AM
1956 - a very good year for the Reds - when in comparison to the 10 or so years before that..
My theory of Red mediocrity post 1939-1940 is based on one thing, the war.. Crosley turned all of his factories over to the goverment, the whole league tightened their belt and the Reds slowed scouting and signing down to a trickle, by the time the war was over they were bringing up the rear in being prepared for "real" MLB again.

Heath
05-04-2006, 10:44 AM
My theory of Red mediocrity post 1939-1940 is based on one thing, the war.. Crosley turned all of his factories over to the goverment, the whole league tightened their belt and the Reds slowed scouting and signing down to a trickle, by the time the war was over they were bringing up the rear in being prepared for "real" MLB again.

One also could elaborate on the fact that between 1945-1955 (post-WWII) how many pennant winners were not from the 3 teams in New York?

St. Louis in 46, Cleveland/Boston 48, Philadelphia 50, Cleveland, 54.

westofyou
05-04-2006, 10:49 AM
One also could elaborate on the fact that between 1945-1955 (post-WWII) how many pennant winners were not from the 3 teams in New York?

St. Louis in 46, Cleveland/Boston 48, Philadelphia 50, Cleveland, 54.
Yep... narrow it down even more by the fact that both the Red Sox and the Phillies went to Rickey directly for guidance (Red Sox Eddie Collins in the 30's, Bob Carpenter in mid 40's) and that Cleveland had Veeck, signed black players and made bold moves. The Cardinals in 46 were the tail end of the dynasty.

Roy Tucker
05-04-2006, 10:57 AM
Note that they were the Redlegs in 1956. Reds was :nono:

redsmetz
05-04-2006, 11:08 AM
2 hours and 13 minuted before a crowd of 8,000+.

Wow.

And I can safely say my mother-in-law wasn't there for that one. :)

Heath
05-04-2006, 11:11 AM
And I can safely say my mother-in-law wasn't there for that one. :)

Well, its safe to say that not many others were either.....

Must have been a night game.

edit - it was Saturday. :dunno:

Heath
05-04-2006, 11:14 AM
Ok, I have bad eyes - it looks like a 0,656. so, it could have been 10,656, 20,656, or even 30,656.

Never mind at all.

redsmetz
05-04-2006, 11:29 AM
Well, its safe to say that not many others were either.....

Must have been a night game.

edit - it was Saturday. :dunno:

Maybe everybody went to Coney that day.

Wheelhouse
05-05-2006, 12:19 AM
How bout the hitters in that lineup: Gus Bell, Robinson, Klu, Wally Post-- Ed Bailey, C (5 time All star) hit .300 w/ 28 hrs that year, Johnny Temple was a good stick at 2nd and Roy McMillan was a stellar defensive player...not bad..

gilpdawg
05-05-2006, 01:14 AM
Ok, I have bad eyes - it looks like a 0,656. so, it could have been 10,656, 20,656, or even 30,656.

Never mind at all.
I zoomed it. The first digit is cut off. It's not 8,656.

KronoRed
05-05-2006, 01:15 AM
:nono: Your wife is going to get you for telling her age to everyone. ;)

Yep, shall we forward this post to her? :evil: