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    Seattle Pilots Photos found

    I've always loved the Pilots, they were like the biggest baseball enigma of my childhood... here and Boom! gone

    New photos found

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/artic...#photo-3445917

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    These pictures remind me of what a great season that was to replay in Strat. First year of divisional play and the start of the symmetrical 24 team league that I still miss.

    The Pilots and Expos were bad, but were much more fun to play than other expansionists like the San Diego Padres, who had a historically bad offense and the Royals, who were just boring and lacking talent in that first year.
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    Great stuff!
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    1st photo appears to be the immortal Ray Oyler.

    Weren't the '69 PIlots featured in Bouton's Ball Four?
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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Weren't the '69 PIlots featured in Bouton's Ball Four?
    Yep. These photos make me want to "pound the old Budweiser."

    (Not really, but awesome pics, woy.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    1st photo appears to be the immortal Ray Oyler.

    Weren't the '69 PIlots featured in Bouton's Ball Four?
    Can't get more immortal than being benched for the WS so a CF could play SS

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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I've always loved the Pilots, they were like the biggest baseball enigma of my childhood... here and Boom! gone]
    The first signs of Selig's corruption and selfishness.

    Still, awesome pics, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    The first signs of Selig's corruption and selfishness.

    Still, awesome pics, thanks
    Well, yeah kinda sorta.

    He was suing MLB over the braves move. The bigger player in that move was Ed Fitzgerald, he had the jack... oh and yes his dad is the guy the ship was named after that sank in Lake Superior

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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    1st photo appears to be the immortal Ray Oyler.

    Weren't the '69 PIlots featured in Bouton's Ball Four?
    Yes, and it was a funny as Hell and Bouton got called on the carpet by Bowie Kuhn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    Yes, and it was a funny as Hell and Bouton got called on the carpet by Bowie Kuhn.
    That book doesn't get done either without Leonard Shecter who was one of the famous Chipmunks
    Last edited by westofyou; 09-13-2012 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Weren't the '69 PIlots featured in Bouton's Ball Four?
    It's funny, I think I know more about that team than any other pre-'70s team. Kind of surreal to see the photos.
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    Still love those horrendous hats.
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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    I'm thinking image #13 might be ex-Red Tommy Harper.

    And the big pitcher with the glasses- could that maybe be Gene Brabender?

    It would be fun to find a numerical roster and put some names with the images...like, who wore #1? Seems to have been a shortstop.
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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    I'm thinking image #13 might be ex-Red Tommy Harper.

    And the big pitcher with the glasses- could that maybe be Gene Brabender?

    It would be fun to find a numerical roster and put some names with the images...like, who wore #1? Seems to have been a shortstop.
    That is Lurch I'm pretty sure

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    Re: Seattle Pilots Photos found

    Here's a link to the roster with numbers...

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/team...p?y=1969&t=SE1
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