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    Re: Hank Bauer dead at 84

    "Bauer enlisted in the Marines shortly after Pearl Harbor and saw action in a number of battles in the Pacific, including Okinawa and Guadalcanal, according to Hall of Fame archives. He earned two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

    Bauer was wounded at Okinawa, hit in the left thigh by shrapnel in his 53rd day on the island.

    "We went in with 64 and six of us came out," Bauer said."

    Wow.

    Bauer won 11 campaign ribbons, two Bronze Stars and a pair of Purple Hearts in 32 months of combat.


    In a 14-season career, Bauer had a .277 batting average with 164 home runs and 703 RBI in 1544 games.

    He won the World Series with the New York Yankees seven times, and managed the Baltimore Orioles to another World Series championship in 1966.

    He holds the World Series record for the longest hit streak, at 17 games.

    I hate to say anything good about a Yankee, but Hank was a hell of a man, and not a bad baseball player either.

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    Re: Hank Bauer dead at 84

    From Wikipedia:

    Hank crawled on top of the Yankee dugout and searched the stands, looking for a fan who was shouting racial slurs at Elston Howard. When asked about the incident, Bauer explained simply, "Ellie's my friend". -- Excerpt of the book "Clubhouse Lawyer", by Art Ditmar, former major league pitcher [2].


    Hank lost four prime years from his playing career due to his Marine service. This is heavy duty when you figure such a career is usually over when a player reaches his mid-thirties. This is something that does not bother Hank. "I guess I knew too many great young guys who lost everything out there to worry about my losing part of a baseball career," he says. -- From the book "Semper FI, MAC", by Henry Berry, [3].

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    Re: Hank Bauer dead at 84

    According to Bill James in his "New Historical Baseball Abstract," in the early 1950s a Congressman, trolling for publicity (if you can imagine such a thing ), published a list of athletes who had gotten "soft duty" during World War II, and put Bauer's name on the list. James wrote: "This didn't get the distinguished gentleman the type of publicity he had been hoping for."
    Bauer's playing days were before my time. I do recall him, as manager of the Orioles before the 1966 World Series, responding to the oddsmakers who were heavily favoring the Dodgers, remarking: "Bookies didn't play baseball." In that case, Bauer's use of that old line about the limitations of "not having played the game" worked, as the O's went on to sweep LA.
    R.I.P. Hank Bauer.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: Hank Bauer dead at 84

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    HANK BAUER
    
    GIVEN NAME: Henry Albert Bauer
    BORN: 7/31/1922  East St. Louis, Illinois  
    BAT: R  THROW: R  HEIGHT: 6'0"  WEIGHT: 192  MLB DEBUT: 9/6/1948
    CAREER GAMES BY POSITION:  LF: 177  CF: 29  RF: 1292  C: 1  
    
    YEAR TEAM         AGE G    AB    R    H    2B  3B  HR   HR%   RBI  BB   SO   SB   CS  AVG   SLG  OBA   OPS
    1948 Yankees      25   19    50    6    9   1   1   1   2.00    9    6   13    1   0  .180  .300  .268  .568 
    1949 Yankees      26  103   301   56   82   6   6  10   3.32   45   37   42    2   2  .272  .432  .354  .786 
    1950 Yankees      27  113   415   72  133  16   2  13   3.13   70   35   41    2   3  .320  .463  .380  .843 
    1951 Yankees      28  118   348   53  103  19   3  10   2.87   54   42   39    5   2  .296  .454  .373  .827 
    1952 Yankees      29  141   553   86  162  31   6  17   3.07   74   50   61    6   7  .293  .463  .355  .818 
    1953 Yankees      30  133   437   77  133  20   6  10   2.29   57   59   45    2   3  .304  .446  .394  .841 
    1954 Yankees      31  114   377   73  111  16   5  12   3.18   54   40   42    4   4  .294  .459  .360  .818 
    1955 Yankees      32  139   492   97  137  20   5  20   4.07   53   56   65    8   4  .278  .461  .360  .821 
    1956 Yankees      33  147   539   96  130  18   7  26   4.82   84   59   72    4   2  .241  .445  .316  .761 
    1957 Yankees      34  137   479   70  124  22   9  18   3.76   65   42   64    7   2  .259  .455  .321  .776 
    1958 Yankees      35  128   452   62  121  22   6  12   2.65   50   32   56    3   2  .268  .423  .316  .739 
    1959 Yankees      36  114   341   44   81  20   0   9   2.64   39   33   54    4   2  .238  .375  .307  .682 
    1960 A's          37   95   255   30   70  15   0   3   1.18   31   21   36    1   0  .275  .369  .326  .695 
    1961 A's          38   43   106   11   28   3   1   3   2.83   18    9    8    1   0  .264  .396  .319  .715 
         TOTALS          1544  5145  833 1424 229  57 164   3.19  703  521  638   50  33  .277  .439  .346  .785 
         LG AVERAGE            5019  679 1335 212  43 121   2.41  638  581  579   46  35  .266  .397  .344  .742 
         POS AVERAGE           5058  718 1362 225  51 148   2.92  701  599  634   60  41  .269  .422  .348  .770 
    
    YEAR TEAM          RC   RCAA  RCAP OWP   RC/G   TB   EBH  ISO   SEC  BPA  IBB HBP SAC  SF GIDP OUTS  PA   POS
    1948 Yankees         5   -3   -4  .312   3.29   15    3  .120  .260  .393   0   0   0   0   0    41    56  LF
    1949 Yankees        46    2    2  .515   5.29  130   22  .159  .289  .469   0   1   5   0   9   235   344  RF
    1950 Yankees        74   15   16  .603   6.77  192   31  .142  .231  .492   0   5   3   0   7   295   458  RF
    1951 Yankees        60   18   14  .658   6.23  158   32  .158  .293  .496   0   1   3   0  10   260   394  RF
    1952 Yankees        91   23   18  .631   5.89  256   54  .170  .271  .492   0   3   9   0  10   417   615  RF
    1953 Yankees        81   30   26  .696   6.92  195   36  .142  .281  .500   0   6   1   0   8   316   503  RF
    1954 Yankees        62   16   13  .630   5.96  173   33  .164  .281  .495   0   0   3   3   5   281   423  RF
    1955 Yankees        85   22   10  .628   6.20  227   45  .183  .313  .521   1   8   4   3   4   370   563  RF
    1956 Yankees        76   -2  -12  .483   4.73  240   51  .204  .321  .483   3   2   7   5  11   434   612  RF
    1957 Yankees        70   12   11  .583   5.04  218   49  .196  .299  .493   4   4   6   4   8   375   535  RF
    1958 Yankees        60    1  -13  .501   4.70  191   40  .155  .232  .448   1   1   3   2   7   345   490  RF
    1959 Yankees        40   -2   -7  .476   4.00  128   29  .138  .246  .426   1   2   2   2   4   270   380  RF
    1960 A's            29   -7  -10  .395   3.84   94   18  .094  .180  .376   1   1   3   5  11   204   285  RF
    1961 A's            14   -2   -4  .446   4.61   42    7  .132  .226  .440   0   0   2   1   1    82   118  RF
         TOTALS        793  123   60  .574   5.46 2259  450  .162  .273  .478  11  34  51  25  95  3925  5776 
         LG AVERAGE    705    0    0  .500   4.85 1995  375  .131  .256  .441  20  31  55  25 126  3925  5711 
         POS AVERAGE   756   52    0  .529   5.20 2132  424  .152  .283  .465  21  28  41  26 122  3925  5751 
    
    
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    Re: Hank Bauer dead at 84

    Hank Bauer managed the Baltimore Orioles from 1964 thru mid-season 1968 and was replaced by Earl Weaver.

    The O's won 97 games in '64, 94 games in '65 and 97 games in '66. Frank Robinson joined the Orioles and helped Bauer lead the Orioles to the 1966 World Championship.

    Another guy with not so 'soft duty' in WWII was Bob Feller. Feller was the first major leaguer to enlist after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Feller enlisted on Dec 9, 1941 and retuned to major league duty with his Cleveland Indians on Aug 24, 1945. Forty-three months of naval service, including 20 months at sea. He earned five campaign ribbons, decorated with eight battle stars serving on the battleship USS Alabama that prowled the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II.

    Feller didn't have to enlist but put aside his draft deferment. He was the sole support of his family: his father, who was dying of cancer, his mother and a younger sister. He was sworn in a month after his 23rd birthday--at precisely the time he was approaching the peak of his career.
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