Dave Righetti, Two Days discussed on Fitz and Brooks


To dave righetti and they what a day for you july fourth yeah it was pretty special and it's even more special now it's over the years because of because everything's so out there now and things are brought back and there's a lot of history involved with the yankees and red sox things like that it's you know it's i'm very fortunate to be associated with such a nice day well is it no hitter against the red sox on july fourth with eighty three am i correct yeah eighty three birthday of george steinbrenner which always was an interesting day great place was wild is a hot day wade boxes the last out i mean it was right out of hollywood you know it turned out to be right as you're involved in we were in a situation where red sox and trying to stay in first place or fight for it and of course it's the last day before the allstar break up pretty good for friday and saturday and both night games i believe in i was just trying to hold them at bain give us a chance to win it grew of course to game state so close for so long that my mind was on winning the ball game the whole way and people have asked me of course when did you think about the no hitter well you always know it's there but here's one way to think about a one way to go for it i was gonna go for of course i walked the leadoff hitter after think eight pitches jeff newman so i was a little tired i said what the heck did i just do the games more important no matter what so when you get the two outs is when you're supposed to really you know okay i'm gonna go for i don't care if i walk a guy here or there but fortunately in the next couple of guys put the bat on the ball right away clinton hoffman and jerry remmy so i i had some left in my tank to face way fortunately you know he missed that pitch continues the message thank god so yeah it's you know there's been a lot of cool stuff that's come out of it mostly my family's got to watch the kids watch it every year this year they won't tom sure is played new yorker course but there's so many different things that came from that game like you said mr steinbrenner's birthday was the last day the all star break so my mother's virk davis two days later so it was like a present for her ganic being against the red sox makes it special crosses any ex yankee and also in telegrams fact in western unions and a lot of the newspapers from all over the world those are the coolest stuff to you know to see and when you run into people of course if they were there you know it's nice share what their kids a lot so not to ramble on but yeah there's just so much that has come out of it it's really made a really special dave righetti with us july fourth plus your dad was still with us leo righetti a wonderful player great guy and you could share that with him yeah we did it was funny back then they didn't have any the big big screen tv's of course so the big giant radars we're just starting but they weren't public a lot there's a gentleman yeah the golf course up in san jose gosh name escapes me i'll come back in a second but anyway re anderson was the owner and ray had a big dish and so my parents always went to my mom's sisters house net a big celebration every fourth of july so they were up there and i guess by telephone that kept my dad informed of what was going on so ray was able to do that and share it with my share it with you know my dad at the time and my parents everybody they're all my family was there so they spring valley golf course san jose hills slava's cool to find out about that later on that they were involved in it somehow so what did he say to you i mean he's a ball player and you're a ball player and no hitter is a great pitching performances a little bit of luck involved too believe it or not.

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