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    Birthdays- 10/3

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    Kerry Robinson (38) One AB in 1999; better known as a Cardinal.

    Bob Skinner (80) Spent '63 and '64 on the Reds bench after a fine career in Pittsburgh

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    Dennis Eckersley (57) I don't know if he's the best closer of all time, but he's in the conversation.

    Dave Winfield (60)

    Fred Clarke -Had a HOF career as a player, then bought a ranch and struck oil on it, becoming a multimilliomaire. You can't do too much better than that...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 10/3

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    Dennis Eckersley (57) I don't know if he's the best closer of all time, but he's in the conversation.
    He is known for his eccentric vocabulary: most notably, he often refers to a pitchers ability to throw in the mid to upper 90s as "cheese". He also refers to the act of hitting a home run as "going bridge", and to hair, whether on the head or face, as "moss". He supposedly coined the phrase "walk-off homer" after giving up a dramatic one to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the '88 World Series.

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    Re: Birthdays- 10/3

    For some reason, he referred to homers as "bridge" shots, I guess in the sense that they were hit over some hypothetical bridge. I remember him saying "Paint masters are usually the bridge masters", which translates to mean that control pitchers tend to give up a lot of home runs.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra


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