Re: Q for the history buffs RE: Roy Halladay
Originally Posted by westofyou
Alas Lopez didn't start Pierce in that series, despite him being the best man on the staff. Lopez was a guy who loved to slot guys in match ups and he felt that the Dodgers were too RH, which was probably not a good move.
The Dodgers had just as many quality left handed hitters (Snider, Moon Roseboro) as they did right handed hitters( Hodges, Neal, Demeter). If that was indeed the reason he didn't start Pierce then it is a really poor one.
Lopez was the only AL manager to manage in the WS besides Stengel during the decade of the 50's (54' Indians and 59' Sox) but he didn't fare to well in the WS.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard