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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Thanks, woy. Thanks to you and wikipedia, I now know about Ginger Beaumont and that he was a rare MLB redhead who was also speedy. In fact, he had SIX infield singles in ONE GAME!
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Major General William T. Sherman was a ginger.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Ginger Beumont endorses Jerry's column
    As does Rusty Staub.
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Thanks, woy. Thanks to you and wikipedia, I now know about Ginger Beaumont and that he was a rare MLB redhead who was also speedy. In fact, he had SIX infield singles in ONE GAME!



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    Let's face it the red heads in the game peaked during the early part of the 20th century when the Irish ruled the diamond

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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    As does Rusty Staub.
    As does Fred "Red" Schoendienst
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Soulless Gingers shouldn't be allowed on a baseball field
    I have a ginger friend who says that every freckle on a ginger is a soul they've stolen...

    Jus' saying...

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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Do guys like Roy Halladay or Freddie Freeman count as redheads, or are they considered a different shade of blonde/brown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Do guys like Roy Halladay or Freddie Freeman count as redheads, or are they considered a different shade of blonde/brown?
    You'd probably have to have some rather intimate information about them to know whether they are "true" redheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxfire123 View Post
    I have a ginger friend who says that every freckle on a ginger is a soul they've stolen...

    Jus' saying...
    Wow. I really thought I had heard 'em all!
    Last edited by RedEye; 05-29-2013 at 05:23 PM.
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    As does Fred "Red" Schoendienst
    Fred is the name of that fat red chicken that runs around annoying parents. Albert is the name of the old 2nd baseman.

    As to the topic: I suppose that Staub was the best redhead to play the game in the live ball era.

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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    I'm pretty sure that Jerry Bruckheimer has something to do with this. Combine his own disappointment at not being offered a pro baseball contract and his long-standing feud with fellow ginger Ron Howard, and I'm sure you can connect the dots.


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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    I'm going with the Gingers have no soul argument. Not having a soul makes for a ball player that has no equilibrium and no sense of being.
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    Fred is the name of that fat red chicken that runs around annoying parents. Albert is the name of the old 2nd baseman.

    As to the topic: I suppose that Staub was the best redhead to play the game in the live ball era.
    Mark McGwire?
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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    It's because there are so few threads about Redheads in baseball.

    Since you started this thread, you have probably encouraged about 10 more Redheads to take up baseball.

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    Re: Why are there so few redheads in MLB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    F

    As to the topic: I suppose that Staub was the best redhead to play the game in the live ball era.
    "Le Grande Orange" had orange hair apparently.


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