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08-23-2011, 05:09 AM

Marcus McBeth (31) -Remembered as the PTBNL in the Chris Denorfia deal.

Lonny Frey- A member of the marvelous infield of the McKechnie era; lived to age 99.


Bobby Estalella (37) -Grandson of the ML catcher of the same name.

Julio Franco (53) -A fun career, and who knows- he may not be done...

Mike Boddicker (54) -Oriole pitcher from Norway, Iowa

Ron Blomberg- (63) -The first DH.

George Kell- HOF third baseman

George Davis- 19th-century star who finall got into the Hall a few years ago.

08-23-2011, 07:16 AM
Julio Franco (53) -A fun career, and who knows- he may not be done...

Come on... 53? Are we believing that "birth certificate" he has used for the last 40 years or the truth. ;) Minnie Minoso says Julio Franco ain't got game over him.

Hate to bring it up (fuel on the fire that always burns), but I wonder if Julio Franco ever took PEDs?

Bob Borkowski
08-23-2012, 10:07 AM
George Kell- HOF third baseman

I always enjoyed Kell as a broadcaster for the Tigers. Great voice, fun to listen to. But he had quite a record as a player: 8 consecutive .300 seasons; holds record for fewest strikeouts by a batting champion (13 in 1949); 10 time All-Star and twice led the league in hits and doubles.

A favorite story of his was about the incident when his jaw was broken by a line drive off the bat of Joe DiMaggio. "I got up, made the play at third, then passed out."