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    Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Thanks for sharing.

    Now if you post Terry Crowley and Diego Segui, I'll be REALLY impressed.
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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Could 70s unis be any more unflattering to the human form?

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Could 70s unis be any more unflattering to the human form?

    I would imagine that if you put Pole's current human form in those 70s unis, it would be considerably less flattering.


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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Could 70s unis be any more unflattering to the human form?
    When you're Dick Pole, you don't need flattery if you know what I mean.

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    The pitch in the 4th and 5th frames (they're reversed, it seems) isn't a terribly bad pitch. You can see Perez holding up, but it was a nice "invite pitch", as I call it. Sometimes the pitcher gets that one, sometimes not. A many a time, you'll get the batter swinging at that pitch. In this case, it was Ball Four, the second of two back to back walks in the 8th inning of Game 4. It still wasn't a bad pitch. IMHO.

    From Retrosheet:
    REDS 8TH: POLE REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Bench walked; Perez
    walked [Bench to second]; SEGUI REPLACED POLE (PITCHING); Foster
    made an out to right [Bench to third]; Concepcion hit a
    sacrifice fly to right [Bench scored]; Geronimo made an out to
    center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Reds 6.

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    The pitch in the 4th and 5th frames (they're reversed, it seems) isn't a terribly bad pitch.
    Nice observation, but they are two different pitches, both in the dirt. One was a check swing, the other was a take all the way.
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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    Nice observation, but they are two different pitches, both in the dirt. One was a check swing, the other was a take all the way.
    Thanks for straigtening that out. I still like the pitch on the check swing. And with Bench on base and a significant RBI guy at bat, I want pitchers throwing pitches like that. I'm hoping, based on some of the Maddux comments, that Pole can teach our staff to pitch smarter. Of course, I'm not a big fan of opening an inning with back to back walks either.

    That said, I always think of the dialogue from Bull Durham when Crash tells Nook.

    Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    In Pole's defense, it later came out that he had injured his arm in mid-1975 and the injury had been misdiagnosed and he was allowed to keep pitching. He went from a top prospect to a has-been after that.

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    You have to wonder what great heights Dick Pole might have risen to if not for that.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Thanks for straigtening that out.
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    Re: Photos Of Dick Pole Pitching In The 1975 World Series

    It's a shame that Dick's career was premature.


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