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A Baseball Slugfest to Remember
Wall Street Journal, by Bob Greene

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/21/2019 10:27:50 AM

Major League Baseball’s preseason games begin Thursday. But nothing that happens on or off any diamond is likely to match the most downright delirious day in spring-training history. It did not involve balls and strikes. In 1937 the St. Louis Cardinals—the famed Gashouse Gang—were returning to their Florida hotel, the Tampa Terrace, after a game against the Cincinnati Reds. They were still in uniform. Dizzy Dean, the Cardinals’ ace pitcher, was accompanied by his wife. She had been heard complaining about a sportswriter named Jack Miley of the New York Daily News.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: qwerty, 2/21/2019 10:45:23 AM     (No. 11910614)

I think something like that should be revived these days. Everyone of the "news" reading talking heads, is in serious need of a good beatdown.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doublesharp, 2/21/2019 10:50:41 AM     (No. 11910620)

He slud into third. I sure miss Dizzy and PeeWee calling the games.

It´s not bragging if you can do it - Dizzy Dean

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WesternTradition, 2/21/2019 12:29:07 PM     (No. 11910777)

Never marry a woman like Mrs. Dean, it´ll get you killed and she´ll remarry in two months.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/21/2019 12:31:27 PM     (No. 11910781)

GREAT STORY

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/21/2019 2:19:51 PM     (No. 11910904)

Ditto #2. Although remembering them sort of tells our age.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 2/21/2019 2:25:00 PM     (No. 11910911)

Sometimes a good right hand to the mouth is the correct move.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: acesfull, 2/21/2019 3:44:52 PM     (No. 11911019)

After retiring Dizzy broadcast the Falstaff Game of the Week with PeeWee Reese every Saturday afternoon. It´s said that the producers always hoped for a quick game because Diz liked his Falstaff and by the end of a long game there was no telling what he might say. To this day I love baseball and Diz and PeeWee every Sat. had a lot to do with that.

When told he shouldn´t use the word ´ain´t´ because it was a bad inflence on kids he said, "Well, a lot of people who ain´t sayin´ ain´t ain´t eatin."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ken M., 2/21/2019 3:55:56 PM     (No. 11911030)

Five simple words, combined, to make the most joyful expression known to mankind:

"Pitchers and Catchers Report Today"

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