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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Birthdays- 10/31


    Ed Taubensee (42) Unusually tall for a catcher; his great year was 1999.

    Mike Smith (48) -This is Texas Mike, not Mississippi Mike. I could never keep them straight. I remember one of them is famous for ordering a salad at a restaurant and asking the waitress to "put some of them neutrons on it".


    Mike Napoli (30)

    Steve Trachsel (41) -Sloooow-working pitcher who lasted 16 years in the bigs despite only having about three good years.

    Fred McGriff (48) -"Crime Dog" hit the first home run in the Skydome.

    Mickey Rivers (63) -For someone as fast as he was supposed to be, I was surprised looking at his stats how few bases he stole in most years. Now a racehorse trainer.

    Ken Keltner -Cleveland 3B who made a couple of outstanding plays on DiMaggio the day his 56-game hitting streak ended.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/31

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Ken Keltner -Cleveland 3B who made a couple of outstanding plays on DiMaggio the day his 56-game hitting streak ended.
    In 1938, as part of a publicity stunt by the 'Come to Cleveland Committee', Indians' catchers Frankie Pytlak and Hank Helf successfully caught baseballs dropped by Keltner from Cleveland's 708-foot-tall Terminal Tower. This feat broke the 555-foot 30-year-old record set by Washington Senator catcher Gabby Street at the Washington Monument.

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