18 Burst results for "Hank Greenberg"
"hank greenberg" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"One thousand nine hundred eighty five through nineteen eighty in the first right handed batter in either league to win three straight batting title since roger hornsby did it from nineteen twenty three one thousand nine hundred thousand five he also led the american league in on base percentage with a four forty two average slugging percentage of six thirty six and opiates of a one thousand seventy eight an opiates plus of a one ninety. He finished second league in home. Runs with forty four seconds and rbi's with one hundred and thirty seven runs scored with one hundred and three and he was third in walks with ninety on october. Twenty fourth cabrera was honoured in with his second consecutive sporting news. Mlb player of the year award. He was the fourth player in history to win this award. In back to back. Seasons joining ted williams joe morgan and albert pupils it on november fourteenth cabrera also was given or awarded. I should say his second consecutive american league. Mvp award receiving twenty three out of the thirty first place. Votes cabrera became the first american league player to win to back. Mvp since frank. Thomas of the white sox did it from ninety three ninety four. It was the third cy year to win the mvp more than once joining. Hank greenberg did it in nineteen thirty five and nineteen forty and then how news new hauser who did it in the forty four and forty five seasons dame he receives a little bit of a contract extension and we will talk about that a little bit more as we continue talking about. Miguel cabrera's amazing amazing career..
"hank greenberg" Discussed on Israel Story
"Early twentieth century when jewish immigrants were largely excluded from mainstream culture. Baseball was away in since the very beginning of professional leagues every generation had their own jewish. Star like al rosen or hank greenberg slugging. Hank greenberg is the next batter. Here comes the pitch and there. It goes greenberg famously. Sat out a world series game for young people and got a standing ovation when he walked into synagogue. And then of course sandy. Kolpak shoes name will always remind you of strikeouts. Sandy colfax one of the best pitchers of all time is one out away from the promised. Land with that kind of history surely could find some americans to bulk up the local team but there was one small problem. It's not like there's a directory of every jewish ballplayer finding jewish-american player in america in the minor leagues funding needle in the haystack. Except that well. There actually is a directory every jewish ballplayer. It's called the jewish sports review. A pretty niche print magazine run by two guys named ephraim and shell too old juice guys who scour the internet to look for for jewish baseball players. I'm not even sure if they're alive anymore. Today.
Reflections On Atlanta Braves Legend Henry "Hank" Aaron
"I could talk about the dignity in the class of hank. Aaron the man the you've been being for an hour easily but i'm a numbers guy and so let me tell you what i did. After hank aaron died i navigated over to his page on baseball reference. And i don't know. I just be held the majesty of this man's career and it literally gave me goosebumps. The more i looked the more. I realized he was beyond great. He was at some other level. He wound up with nearly thirty eight hundred hits. And that's a lot of freaking hits. It's a thousand more history chipper jones. It's two thousand more hits than mark. Maguire it's more hits than johnny bench and hank greenberg got combined and they're both in the hall of fame so i think about all those hints and i think about those seven hundred fifty five homeless because that's two hundred more homes than mickey mantle. Two hundred it's more homers than edgar martinez and duke snider hit combined. And they're both in the hall. But the more i dug i found other cool stuff to hank. Aaron had double digit home run seasons at age twenty and age. Forty here the only three players who did that. Willie mays ted williams hank aaron. That's a pretty good. Start on a mount rushmore. Would you say and all those home runs. He hit for all those years. This never struck out one hundred times. Then there's total basis crushes. Everyone who ever played in total bases six thousand eight hundred and fifty. Six total bases isn't just a record. It's seven hundred. Twenty two more than stan. Musial was the next closest player in history. If stan musial had hit another one hundred and eighty home runs. He still wouldn't catch i karen and total basis. That's a lot of total basis. That's incredible hitter hank. Aaron was for two decades. So is it possible to be one of the greatest players who ever lived and still the underrated. After looking over hank aaron's numbers. I think it is my name. Is david o'brien cover the braves for the athletic. And there's only two guys that i've ever felt this aura around them and that was mohammed ali and hank. Aaron and hank aaron. How's interviewed him. The first time at spring training. I remember approaching him and it was just You know i've done this for thirty years. And it was feeling. I've had unlike any other athlete that i've ever approached but then he immediately just he smiled and was so warm that that fear or intimidation just as melted away. And you could not believe that you were talking to this. Superstar is genuine icon living in atlanta for twenty years You can't overstate the importance of hank. Air to this city and this region the south. I grew up in the south and hank aaron being a black man being the greatest one of one of the two or three greatest players of all time and to do what he did in the south and then living in atlanta and seeing hank aaron you know mementos anchor and tributes and see his name on buildings and streets and that kind of thing. I would argue that. There is no athlete. That is more important to a city than hanker and wants to atlanta. He was such a huge part of how the culture of the south has changed. I mean this is a city where you feel fide of being so much black acceptance here. Thanks a huge huge part of that. He helped pave the way for all these other black athletes and entertainers wanna come here to be here. Brian jordan know it was an all star with atlanta. Bryant said that The reason that he chose atlanta was hank. Aaron and was a boy idle here. He said a black kid growing up playing baseball hank. Aaron was the guy but it was an opportunity for me to meet my hair. The hope the opportunity is given so many kids today. Amazing dominique wilkins. Said hank was a big reason. That he came here was one of the first people. It's probably one of the most instrumental guys into getting me here in atlanta. But one for god like hank. I wouldn't been here. Was hanker went to ted turner and said hey you need to get this kid by any means necessary. He said people should give the roses while they're alive and that he's glad to see him getting them now but he said hank should have been put on a pedestal decades ago and he was right What are the things that i remember him saying is that you gotta set example for people to come at you. And how do you do that. You do the right way you doing about being Have miltie you do it by just doing the right thing and the right thing a lot of times. It's hard and a lot of guys. Young guys don't know how to do the right thing. As far as how they present themselves to people and how they get back to people so to give back experts that i've learned over the years has become from erin trampling. We don't see that much of that anymore today. And he lived in the same house that he bought when he came here in. Nineteen sixty six from the
"hank greenberg" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Robin's actually pig nonsense. What did I say? I've had a lot of calls. I know. I know. Binghamton. I live in there. I'm in New Jersey. I have a lot of colors from Birmingham. And I think that just came out. Figured everybody knows has a story about being upset. At least. Yeah, downstate, but A man is great. Great to talk. You have to give you one of the best jobs on radio. Wanted a positive couple things for your heavy ponder, but I think if you consider the five tools, the consistency, his prime the cumulative numbers Then, if you take a look at Hank Aaron's postseason numbers You could make an incredibly colorable argument that he's the greatest baseball player of all time. Particularly when you double down with the he played post integration. Unaffected by performance enhancing drugs. And the fact that he played in the deep South. And think about what Hank Greenberg had to go through. Around the time he's trying to break the truce single season record. How much anti Semitism and then Presumably you magnify that by, you know some factor for what Hank had to go through and trying to do the same thing with career record. Um Second wait. Is this the greatest assemblage? Um Physical, pure physical talent we've ever seen. In a final four. To be Matchup. Hear physical talent. I don't know. I mean, maybe you're right. Like I guess that, you know, the funny thing is like Brady's considered the greatest of all time is does anybody consider in the most talented, necessarily about time? There must be. You know, there has to be some level of crazy talent in order to achieve what he achieved. But I think with Brady there's so much that goes into what he does and AH, lot of it's you know ups upstairs and being able to read the situation and change the play at the line of scrimmage, But then you have to have the precision in the delivery. That that he's had, but as far as just quality, Yeah, I can't recall, you know, you know when Josh Allen's the worst of the bunch, and I don't mean that in an insulting way, because he's on the come up, and it is incredibly physically gifted. Yeah, you're looking at one of the greatest groups of finalists that the NFL's ever seen. Yeah, And And I guess that was my point. I mean, Brady being in his advanced stage. Doesn't have the arm. I think he always had a very underrated arm. Actually, if you watch those old games, it Fox world and in the deep bail in the middle of winter, ripping that ball through. Ah, No, but The wind up there, But now you're talking my homes and Alan and Rogers those air three..
"hank greenberg" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Well, good to have you join us again? The Dodgers won 62 last night. They lead the raise two games to one. I find these two very thrilling team's not why. I don't know whether readings are so low. What are people missing? Fantastic. Dodgersstarting pitching Scott Game one by Clayton Kershaw last night in Game three by Walker Buehler in between, Not so great pitching in a game won by Tampa Bay game, too. Tampa Bay's very good a likable story with its small payroll. The Dodgers were the better team two wins away from the first their first title since 1988. But we're not counting out those raise quite yet. I read a piece yesterday on the Tablet magazine website, which is not a source known for sports coverage. Positing. This is the game within the game that the 2020 world Siri's could feature the first pitcher hitter. Confrontation between Too. Jewish athletes in World Series history Sandy Koufax never pitched against a Jewish hitter Hank Greenberg never batted against the Jewish picture. Ah, You think Vegas has a betting line on this? I gather it almost happened last night. Well, Vegas did have a betting line. It would probably favor Tampa Bay left handed relief pitcher Ryan Sheriff against Dodgers hitter Jack Peterson because Peterson doesn't hit lefties as well. And yes, their historic matchup almost happened. Sheriff pitched in the seventh inning last night, and Scott if I may a quick detour to tell his pretty compelling story. His grandparent's survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. He had a tough life is a kid with a dad who abuse drugs and alcohol. His 10 year career in pro ball, mostly in the minors, did not make him rich. So he lived with his mom during most off seasons to save money. He had Tommy John elbow surgery a couple years ago on almost considered quitting the game. He stuck with it got picked up by the Rays, surprisingly, was named to this world Siri's roster because Tampa Bay needed left handed pitchers and last night made this World Series debut at the age of 30. So he pitched that seventh inning held the Dodgers hitless, and when he got the last L a better out, Jack Peterson was on down, but the next inning they both were substituted out. So we just missed Jewish baseball history and Big Ken began last night. Wisconsin's grammar It's a red shirted freshman quarterback threw five touchdown passes to defeat A team ivory quit re christened the hiding the line. I 45 to 7, but no fans and lots of questions about how one why college football get through the season. Yeah, Lots of questions, especially with the Big 10 starting up. Remember? In August, the Big 10 was the first of the major conferences. The power Five. Postpone football because of the pandemic. Then a month later, reversed course. After intense pressure from Playersparents, even President Trump Although conference officials said the decision was because Corona virus cases were down at the time, and there was now availability of better testing. So now the big 10 begins playing in a pandemic that is surging in many parts of the Bin West. You know where most of the big 10 schools were located, and mayors of some college towns have expressed their concerns to write because college football draws fans to bars and parties. Yeah, that's exactly right. A dozen mayors from Big 10 College town signed letter this week to Big 10 officials quote. Humbly asking for practical measures to help fight the spread of Covad, including scheduling games as early as possible because later games generate those watch parties and gatherings you mentioned today's big 10 schedule does include a few early games. But if you are at night, prime time for TV, NPR's Tom Goldman, Thanks so much you're welcome. What's going.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I know, I know This really was a neighbourhood team like the Brooklyn Dodgers on and, um as were their tenants, the Chicago Cardinals. Yeah, I paid. I think just desserts, too, as they left, Uh, Comiskey Park in 1959 searching for that elusive dollar that they never really earned in Chicago before they moved to ST Louis. But the identity Of the Bridgeport locals with the team was such a strong bond, the head of the Chicago Police Department at the Bridgeport Um, station, which is right there. 30 50. No. He took it upon himself to be Casey Stengel's personal bodyguard when they came for the Yankees came to the stadium. Mayor Daley, of course. Chicago White Mayor Daley senior Chicago White Sox fan number one, um, made a huge point of Going to the games, knowing the players so on and so forth, and then all of a sudden this outsider, very, very innovative business ideas but kind of a baseball maverick bill. Oh, yeah gets to run the team, and he has all of these very fascinating theories about concessions about team building about baseball and, uh, very, very Unlike a baseball owner in the 19 fifties, he's speaking in front of the boot School of business. The University of Chicago on giving exactly he's trying to figure out a way. He figured out that in those days, believing that the white sacks made as much money from concessions they did from their road games, and he thought, well, I'll just keep the fans in the park a little longer, keeping the park a little longer. We can boost the concessions, and he worked out a theory about fireworks. How to keep people in the stands with fireworks, and it's not. Oh, I know everybody loves the fireworks. So she will have fireworks after the game. It was all based on his very early that kind of innovative market designs on more sales. No question you have work after a loss was a 40% increase in concession sales. I love the conception cells, fireworks with 50%, but a win followed by fireworks, 150% more sales revisions and otherwise where you do a nice job of you have a saigo to your research abilities. 19. There were two ticket prices for all regular season games. 2 50 for a boxing and to Detroit for the grandstand fans had a choice of the following beverages. Milk 20 cents. Hot chocolate 25 Cent Small coffee 15 cents Orange drink 15. Lemonade, 25 cents. Pepsi Cola, 15 cents, and typically beer him beer the most expensive at 40 cents. I'm on the phone. I'm going to take a little break. I'm on the phone with Chuck Billington Thie, author of a number of books. But most recently and most You've really outdone yourself with this one. Comiskey Park's last world Serious the history of the 59. Chicago White Sox. This's the pregame pregame show. The Sox are playing Cleveland and we will be back in two minutes. I'm going to end this after hours afternoon show with truck Billington and before the Sox game because he's written Comiskey parts Last world Syria's history of the 1959 Chicago White Sox that is filled truck with so many interesting people, characters. I'm going to get to a couple in a second, but I need I want your assessment of Al Lopez is a manager. He always to me. Certainly is a child in the face of the operation seems sort of colored list to me. Was he a good manager? Hey was in many ways he seemed to be kind of a colorless guy because he was up against some stiff competition and no kin in the colorful this department in those days, you know you had me Oda Rocha in New York City. You had Casey Stengel in New York City's movie Tangle. It was kind of the you know the beloved before Moon. Of baseball. I'm not disparaging his intense, sure, baseball Eckman B. But he also had incredibly great teams fed by a minor league came a major league undetected like a minor league team to Kansas City athletics book in itself in terms of how the Athletics kept beating the Yankees, their best players, But L. Lopez from 1952 1959 never finished lower than second place while took two teams to the pennant. His winning percentages five for nine years. It is 5 80 for, um, we've all been impressed. And justifiably. So what the job Joe Maddon did in Chicago. I imagine that same job finishing second place or first place in an eight team league. Yeah. Nine years in a row. Amazing. The other the other character in this who brought back I had no idea, for instance, that Hank Greenberg, the legendary one of the great grades, Jewish ballplayer in history, was married to the errors of the Gimbels department store fortune. Yes, Carol, Carol and Joe should be. Hank Greenberg were quite the couple in the early fifties on day divorced, he It was picked by Bill Vic to help run the Cleveland Ball club back in the late forties, thought the world of Greenberg wondered a baseball player. In his decision making realm. He made a lot of money for Greenberg because every team that Beck sold is sold for a big profit. But Greenberg at the time, he was kind of living a madman existence. He was divorced from Miss Kim Bo Hee, for reasons unknown to me, got custody of the Children and to be fair with her took an apartment in Manhattan, where she insisted on staying and would fly on weekends to Chicago. Help on the White Sox in the executive house at the time? Yeah, I kind of ahh carried carried existence. Greenberg was very physically imposing man as well. He was no question for trim but athletically built. He and Chuck Comiskey got along like oil and water. That's the legacy here of the team. So he thought and in many ways, justifiably, so. He and Greenberg were constantly at sword point at one point of Muskie offered to make peace with back if Greenberg would go in a core specs had noted that I also had the very good fortune and still have the good fortune of knowing Mrs Beck is very, very impressive. I just want to read. I want to read one talking about You know, one of the things that the ball players, we know the ballplayers and but behind the scenes here after they've won the right in June, I just want you to hear these names in June 1961. Bernard Upton, a 39 year old LaSalle Street attorney.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on WGN Radio
"We can boost the concessions and he work out a theory. About fireworks. How to keep people in the stands with fireworks, and it's not. Oh, I know everybody loves the fireworks social have fireworks after the game. It was all based on his very early but kind of innovative market designs on more sales. No question you have to work after a loss was a 40% increase in concession sales. I love the conception cells, fireworks with 50% but a win, followed by fireworks. 150% more sales revisions and otherwise where you do a nice job of you have a saigo to your research abilities. 19. There were two ticket prices for all regular season games 2 50 for a boxing and to devote for the grandstand fans had a choice of the following beverages. Milk. 20 cents. Hot chocolate, 25 cent. Small coffee, 15 cents Orange drink 15. Lemonade, 25 cents. Pepsi Cola 15 cents and typically beer him. They're the most expensive at 40 cents. I'm on the phone. I'm going to take a little break. I'm on the phone with Chuck Billington Thie, author of a number of books. But most recently and most of the you've really outdone yourself with this one. Comiskey Park's last world Serious the history of the 59 Chicago White Sox. This's the pregame pregame show. The Sox are playing Cleveland and we will be back in two minutes. I'm going to end this after hours afternoon show with truck Billington and before the Sox came because he's written Comiskey Park's Last world. Syria's history of the 1959 Chicago White Sox that is filled truck with so many interesting people, characters. I'm going to get to a couple in a second, but I need I want your assessment of elbow. Pez is a manager. He always to me. Certainly is a child in the face of the operation seems sort of colorless to me. Was he a good manager? He was in many ways. He seemed to be kind of a colorless guy because he was up against some stiff competition and no kid in the colorful this department in those days, you know you had Leo du Rocher in New York City. You had Casey Stengel in New York City's single was kind of the You know, the beloved Before Moon of baseball. I'm not disparaging his intense shirt. Baseball human being. But he also had incredibly great teams Fed by a minor league team in major league undetected like a minor league team, the Kansas City Athletics book in itself in terms of how the athletics kept feeding the Yankees, their best players, but L Lopez from 1952 1959 never finished lower than second place. Wow took two teams to the pennant. Now. His winning percentages five for nine years is 5 80 for, um We've all been impressed and justifiably. So what the job Joe Maddon did in Chicago. I imagine that same job finishing second place or first place in an eight team league in years in a row. Amazing the other the other character in this who brought back I had no idea, for instance. That Hank Greenberg, the legendary one of the great grades, Jewish ballplayer in history, was married to the errors of the Gimbels department store. Fortune. Yes, Carol Carol Gimble in Joe should be. Hank Greenberg were quite the couple in the early fifties on day divorced. He was picked by Bill Vic. To help from the Cleveland Ball club back in the late forties, thought the world of Greenberg wondered a baseball player in his decision making realm. He made a lot of money for Greenberg because every team that vex sold sold for a big profit, But Greenberg at the time, he was kind of living a madman existence. He was Divorced from Miss Kim Bo Hee, for reasons unknown to me got custody of the Children and to be fair with her took an apartment in Manhattan, where she insisted on staying and would fly on weekends to Chicago to help run the White Sox in the executive house at the time. Yeah, kind of Ah, Harry Harry existence. Greenberg was very physically imposing manner as well. He was no question. What for? Trim but athletically built. He and Chuck Comiskey got along like oil and water. That's the legacy here of the team. So he thought and in many ways, justifiably, so. He and Greenberg were constantly at sword points at one point of Comiskey offered to make peace with back if Greenberg would go in a core specs that noted that I also had the very good fortune and still have the good fortune of knowing Mrs back very, very soon. Press it. I just want to read. I want to read one talking about. You know, one of the things that the ball players we know the ball players and But behind the scenes here after they've won, you write in June. I just wanted to hear these names with him. In June 1961 Bernard Upton, a 39 year old LaSalle Street attorney and longtime Comiskey acquaintance offered Vex Group a generous 4.8 million for the 54% of the team and amount to put the franchise of value at 8.9 Captain had formed a partnership with comedian and television star Danny Thomas get second. Greenberg put off captain and Thomas until June 6 when they rejected the offer. There are so many interesting characters and And fascinating business stories floating through this thing that Yeah, the business end of a big, big part of the history of that team, and also of that era of baseball, Sure, but on also why the socks you know, didn't become the Yankees. What say, for instance. The and the other great thing is everybody of a certain age in this town remembers You know what? That night they won, and she was like a fire Commissioner Robert when carried, carried away by the euphoria of the night and taken it upon himself to activate Chicago lands 110. Air raid sirens at full volume. You have really been able to check Billington bring this team back in all of its a colorful, colorful Facets. Put it that way. Who, if you had the pick of former Cubs fan who's your favorite player on that team without question For me? It would probably be Nellie Fox. Or perhaps his roommate, Billy Pierce. Yeah, I had the very good fortune. Billie Pierce passed away about two or three years, right. He was extremely helpful in feeding me information and talking to me willingly all the time about this team and about the history of the team. Emily Flax is quite a character and somebody who he's smaller than 2/3 of the people listening to your show, and yet, and Connie Mack gave up on him when he was a teenager. After he had dropped out of. I believe eighth grade two professional baseball. The White Sox picked him up for a song and a dance. He became the White Sox. Leading player. Only one other player in modern history, struck out with less frequency. And that was Lloyd Waner faxes. Strikeout ratio was about one for every 40 games. It's astonishing. Oh, yeah, and you know the team itself. It's a different game. Then it was no question ideas say it was a better game. People didn't either walk, strike out or hit homeruns. They had the team. Struck out 634 times during the season, but they had 1325 hits, and they struck. They had more walks, bedding or had more walks than it did strike out. It's unheard of. I mean, imagine if somebody like Adam Dunn or Alfonso Soriano head statistics like that today, unheard off Well, and also you, do you the pictures to pictures were dead. What would The unheard of thing these days of pitching a complete game. There were no pitch counts. I'm in the Billy Pierce said. You know, you know all my arm hurts. Then he may be would take him out. It's just that's one of the great things about this about your book truck, and I don't mean to go so overboard on it, But it's you know, it's less than 200 pages and it really it reads like a I know what happened. I know what happened and it still you've written it in a in a really thrilling manner. And again the thie business aspect of it the business and sort of you know what make it some don't do the sociological aspect of it to the whole Bridgeport. Kind of thing. Go ahead. I want very much wanted to point out what a big component of Chicago's economic prestige having two teams was in those days and how you know the White Sox dominated through the 50 from 1952 1967. They are drew the Cubs. All except for one year in 1958 and the implications of the World Series on the South side went so far is that even the PGA took out ads boasting and hoping for a Milwaukee Braves Chicago White Sox pendant because their revenues who in the doldrums and of.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"When wife wants Mantle to take a $15,000 could Fans blew up, They wouldn't hear of it. So I don't know how that figures in now, But I suspect the fans are more tolerant of the owner's position and trying to limit bay. I don't agree with that. No, I do agree. I think the fans right now especially where we're hat in 2020 I think everybody thinks about the cash. Everybody thinks about the dollar in an era in a time where you can I can easily look up every single salary of every player participating in the game. You know, fans have expectations. And we know here in New York City, you gotta you gotta learn you, Kate. You can't just come out and take that money. Look at suspicious. I can have a whole conversation about suspicious and people will consider him. Ah, Whole thief. You know, I remember there was there was AH Quote a few years ago. Someone made it. I don't recall. It was about Derek Bell and his time in New York as a met. And people said he actually lived on a yacht and all he did. He was he stole the Mets money. He was a pirate was a really life pirates so people people can give Erin judge a pass. People can say he's a great guy. We had a call here. You heard him, Herman. He said he wants Erin judged to be a Yankee for life. Just because he's a great guy, But that doesn't cut it. You gotta perform on the on the field. I appreciate you, Herman. Yes, Yes, I'm still here with you. Just one more thing. This is a story about Hank Greenberg, and that he was almost a holdout and the fans in Detroit Basically came too near rebellion and ownership, relented and gave him his contract. That's just another example. Uh, but anyway, you know, I guess it go both ways. All right. It's certainly can. Well, thank you, Herm for calling up from Stanford, Connecticut in this day and age people don't want to hear it. And I'll tell you this so you can listen to me Saturdays here on the fan Every single week night I host the national show on CBS Sports radio, and I'll tell you this much. The fans are aware of what players aren't in people who are working 9 to 5 jobs. People who are getting up and going to work a people to a certain degree. We accept it. This is the entertainment business. If you're a professional athlete, and you are making the big bucks to me, it's no different than you being a movie star. It's no different than you being a musician. You are an entertainer. You make your money because we sit down and watch. Okay. Aaron Judge Giancarlo Stanton Trout. None of these guys make this money if we don't go to the games if we don't turn on our TVs, phones and laptops, ipads etcetera and sit down and watch now, having said that If you want to complain about money. And you got a 9 to 5. There's a good chance that you know you end up like Blakes now and people of viscera. Eight. You for your silly comments about I need to get paid if I'm going to go out there. So thank God. I don't think Erin judges that type of guy for the New York Yankees. He hasn't come across. Is that type of dude? But guess what. He's going to want to get paid, like any body else. And I think he's going to be deserving. We've seen what he conduce on the field when he can actually play. That's the thing actually play give us more than 100 games a season. Let us see your old man. It starts R. J. R. J is calling up from Historia R. J. You're on the J. R sport ratio on the families on your mind are j first way. Well, you know, I really have to hear you in New York. But I really appreciate you thinking about people understand is the analytic squirrel and what I would do with signed Judge early. Do you have a work about keeping him all that money and then? You know, if he plays well enough and does well with then you give him a four year deal. And then you big, You know, big time contract before right now, I would just try to find you know, early a contract. And then after that he proved himself. He doesn't get hurt. And then that's the way this thing. Okay, not thank you, R J and you can listen.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Ah, I'm going to end this after hours afternoon show with truck Billington and before the Sox came because he's written Comiskey Park's Last World Series, the history of the 1959 Chicago White Sox that is filled truck with so many interesting people, characters. I'm going to get to a couple in a second, but I need I want your assessment of Al Lopez is a manager. He always to me, certainly is a child in the face of peppery show seems sort of colorless to me. Was he a good manager? He was in many ways. He seemed to be kind of a colorless guy because he was up against some stiff competition and no kid in the colorful this department in those days, you know you had Leo du Rocher in New York City. You had Casey Stengel in New York City's single. Ah, it was kind of the You know these beloved before Moon of baseball. I'm not disparaging his intent. Sure, baseball human being But he also had incredibly great teams fed by a minor league came a majorly connected like a minor league team. The Kansas City Athletics book in itself in terms of how the Athletics kept beating the Yankees, their best players, but L Lopez from 1952 1959 never finished lower than second place while took two teams to the pennant. His winning percentages five for nine years. 5 80 for, um We've all been impressed, and justifiably so. The job Joe Maddon did in Chicago. I imagine that same job finishing second place or first place in an eight team league. Yeah, in years in a row, Amazing the other the other character in this who brought back I had no idea, for instance, that Hank Greenberg, the legendary when the Great Ridge Jewish ballplayer in history. I was married to the errors of the Gimbels department store. Fortune. Yes, Carol's case are Carol and Joe should be. Hank Greenberg were quite the couple in the early fifties on they divorced. Yeah, he was. Picked by Bill Vic to help run the Cleveland Ball club back in the late forties, thought the world of Greenberg wanted a baseball player. In his decision making realm. He made a lot of money for Greenberg because every team that vex sold is sold for a big profit. But Greenberg at the time, he was kind of living a madman existence. He was divorced from Miss Gamble. He, for reasons unknown to me, got custody of the Children and to be fair with her took an apartment in Manhattan, where she insisted on staying and would fly on weekends to Chicago. Help on the White Sox in the executive house at the time? Yeah, sure, kind of Ah carried carried existence. Greenberg was very physically imposing manner as well. He was no question for Ah, trim but athletically built. He and Chuck Comiskey got along like oil and water. That's the legacy heir of the team. So he thought and in many ways, justifiably, so. He and Greenberg were constantly at sword point at one point of Muskie offered to make peace with back if Greenberg would go on a course specs that noted that I also had the very good fortune and still have the good fortune of knowing Mrs back. Very, very Impressive. I just want to read. I'm going to read one day talking about, you know, one of the things that the ball players we know the ball players and But behind the scenes here after they've won, you write in June. I just wanted to hear these names him in June 1961. Bernard Upton, a 39 year old LaSalle Street attorney and longtime Comiskey acquaintance offered Vex Group a generous 4.8 million for the 54% of the team, an amount that put the franchise of value at 8.9 Hempton had formed a partnership with comedian and television star Danny Thomas. Vegan. Greenberg put off captain and Thomas until June 6 when they rejected the offer. There are so many interesting characters and and fascinating business stories floating through this thing that, Yeah, the business end of a big, big part of the history of that team, and also of that era of baseball, Sure, but in on also why the socks you know, didn't become the Yankees. What say, for instance, the and the other great thing as everybody of a certain age in this town remembers You know that night? They one and the fire Commissioner Robert when carried, carried away by the euphoria of the night and taken it upon himself to activate ship cargo lands 110. Air raid sirens at full volume You have really been able to track Billington bring this team back in all of its a colorful, colorful Facets. Put it that way. Who, if you had to pick former Cubs fan who's your favorite player on that team without question For me? It would probably be Nellie Fox. Or perhaps his roommate, Billy Pierce. Yeah, I have a very good fortune. Billie Pierce passed away about two years, right. He was extremely helpful in Feeding me information and talking to me, Um willingly all the time about this team and about the history of the team. Emily Fox is quite a character. Somebody who is smaller than 2/3 of the people listening to your show, and yet, and Connie Mack gave up on him when he was a teenager. After he had dropped out of I believe eight grade professional baseball player. The White Sox picked him up for a song and a dance. He became the White fax. Uh, leading player. Only one other player in modern history struck out with last frequency. And that was Lloyd Waner faxes. Strikeout ratio was about one for every 40 games. It's astonishing now. Yeah, and you know the team itself. It's a different game than it was. No question. Ideas say it was a better game. People didn't either walk, strike out or hit homeruns. They had the team. It struck out 634 times during the season, but they had 1325 hits. On they struck. They had more walks the bedding or had more walks than it did strike out Death. Unheard of. I mean, imagine if somebody like Adam Dunn or Alfonso Soriano had statistics like that today. Unheard off Well, and also you do you have the pictures to pictures were dead. What would the unheard of thing these days of pitching a complete game? There were no Pitch counts. I mean, Billy Pierce said. You know, you know, al, my arm hurt. Then he may be would take him out. It just that's one of the great things about this about your book, Chuck, and I don't mean to go. So overboard on it, But it's you know, it's less than 200 pages and it really it reads like a I know what happened. I know what happened. And it still you've written it in a in a really thrilling manner. And again, the The business aspect of it. The business and sort of I don't want to make it sound the sociological aspect of it to the whole Bridgeport. Kind of thing. Go ahead. I want I very much wanted to point out what a big component of Chicago's economic prestige having two teams was in those days and how you know the White Sox dominated through the fifties from 1952 1967. They are drew the Cubs. Mal, except for one year in 1958 and the implications of the World Series on the South side went so far is that even the Cheetah took out ads boasting him and hoping for a Milwaukee Braves Chicago White Sox pendant because their revenues were in the doldrums. And of course they took. People could take the North Shore line, which is attention from Comiskey Park all the way to County Stadium if they wanted and then of all organizations. That is a possible revenue Boon that that's fabulous. What do you What do you think of of the current team? I mean, I know it's a different year and all that stuff, but I do think that the Sox winning again and it has not been a cz long since Cubs would would do wonders for this town. Yeah, what it really would you know, there's been I don't want to say it so many missteps. But there's someone misfortune with the White second. Most recently, they've had some very, very high draft choices. Very promising young guys whose careers have ended because of injuries sidelined because of injuries. They got a new stadium. And, of course, at first, the upper deck was that should that should they have put it there should they put it in the South loop closer to railroad track? Who knows? But I think the fact that you're not part of the market is sometimes those very distressed buildings. But if somebody come in and clean him up, fixed him up first, I suspect you've got a waiting list of people that want to get in. All their.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"But until then Ray Hayworth had the longest streak of of errorless. Games in Seoul. Yeah. So he was tremendous but but anyway so that this victory you know they say like this was just such a huge thing because what had happened was general crowder came in the the next day. And one, and then the Tigers beat. The Tigers beat the Yankees. For crowder start the your thing is the next day or the at least probably the next day if not the day after that but it was the very next game on crowder the Tigers in behind general crowder win the next game they moved into a tie with the Yankees for first place and again that was twenty third. Okay. So you see the evolution you're so may thirtieth fifth-placed June twentieth fourth-place. They're starting to escalate a little bit June thirtieth to July seventh ten game winning streak with Mickey Cochran. You know with that Mickey Cochrane Home Run in July twenty third VIC Sorrell in this game. The crowd of the very next day the Tigers move into a tie with the Yankees and they never looked back. They never looked back. They just kept on winning in the in they. They edged out for the for the dependent and saw the September twenty first they when they clinched the pennant that year well. How many games do they have left? September September twenty twenty I I have to look at it. Yeah. Yeah. I. Like this September. So there was like two months left. Wow and they played great the rest of the season. So that's that's early in the season AVIC cinched up. For the the the September. Twenty first, the world series was not. It's not that early well, a little bit actually because he had the world series I think it was October third. Yeah. Was the beginning of the world's actor we're I third. So it was yeah. No, it was like nine days. So at least a week but but. But they crush. The season they just were killing everybody, and in fact, they went on a losing streak at the end of the year I think it was an eight game losing streak at the end of the year. Which people were like, Oh man, are they gonNA. have are they going to be able to? Because the worst thing for them was that they went on eight-game somewhere like a seven or eight game losing streak at the end of the year. In the COBBS. Went on a twenty one game winning streak to propel themselves into the thirty five world series. So going into that world series that tighten the cubs were the hottest team in baseball in the Tigers were the coldest team. Eight games in a row so. So. It was eight maybe it's eight out of nine, but it was it was it was ugly little losing streak that they had to finish off their year but But yeah, you can see you can just kind of see the dynamic in of the season how they how they started. Now there's a couple of these really key moments probably a million other ones to, of course There's one more little element to regards to the importance we talked about on a previous show about just the you know the ball Hank Greenberg yeah and just this like the next Babe Ruth and figure in this year on. Top of the POPs with everything everything he's one of the greatest hitters of all time. He's one of the greatest of all time and we mentioned so nineteen thirty, three tight grammar just trying to get a starting job. I mean thirty three I mean. He was just trying to give me he he actually went to Frank Naven and says either play me or trade me or something because I wanna play he's playing on Belle, isle with kids on. Sandlot ball just to stay in game shape because he was never playing and so. It's thirty. Thirty, four, forty. So he wins the job really at the end of nineteen thirty three plays well enough to win the job going into thirty four and it's thirty four that he breaks out and becomes one of the great hitters all baseball, and that helps to propel the Tigers to the to the series. And then in thirty five, Greenberg is on a whole `nother level is literally on a whole `nother level. I mean he is like I'm talking about he's not just on another level for the Tigers he's on another level for all Major League Baseball. I mean just have great little fact here that I think is going to put into context just how big he was because we mentioned the Tigers were were you know start off bad in the beginning of the season but It could have been way worse without Hang Greenburg. Okay. He was the he was literally the only person like one of the only. I mean he was the catalyst that gave them. What wins they did get in the beginning. He carried them almost by himself well, through the first part of the season and. So just to give you an idea of how how, how big he was. You know the the the statistic of runs batted you know runs batted in rb is It's so by the All Star game which I duNNo. If you WANNA look up the data the All Star game 'cause I don't have the time my head but by the all star Game Hank Greenberg had hundred and ten rb is okay. Like All Star game is halfway point of the season generally. Generally speaking. So he one hundred and ten rb is by the all. Star. Game Okay it just to give you a frame of reference. Lou Gehrig what by the time, the season finished hungry Murray finished the year with one hundred seventy RBI hand Greenburg. Okay. But just to put into context, how many that is the number two player in baseball that year head was Lou Gehrig and he had one hundred and Nineteen Rbi's for the season. That was that was July eighth in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, eight, three, go. Yeah. So so anyways by July, eighth on the by the. Looking at my notes here, that's the Tigers just had that ten game wins. Yeah. By July eight Han and Greenberg got one hundred and ten RBI. Lou Gehrig for the full season.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"In In, Seoul he and he has a horrible year that that particular year dreadfully media very very mediocre year and so this guy says in there, he says, look what they did. The G Walker they've turned the Wild Mustang of the range into old dob. They're like. They'd say he says in this quotas in the second book he says, you don't win. You don't win a race with old Bob win the race with the Wild Mustang and the range see like. The way you don't win it with old Dobbin Yeah. Love. That terminology. Raised with old Dobbin you went out and we're. Not GonNa do you no good. Says he's like goes you're not GonNa win a race with old. He's like he's like everybody you know drives everybody crazy. But at least he has the half moment of greatness where some players don't even have that sort of that sort of the point county actually made that point about him too. So the extra innings was anything Yeah. Extras yeah. Finally Tigers win the extra innings goose Goslin singles and Charlie Guanzhou for the Winning Run Tigers Win St. Series even head into the Saint Louis and it get to saint. Louis. Tigers Tiger's aw beat the cardinals a four to one. Tommy. Or I'm sorry I take the back Carles beat the Tigers Four, two, one Paul Dean as the winning Pitcher Tommy bridges the losing pitcher. Hank Greenberg with an RBI triple is the only run of that the Tigers Score Paul Dean a complete game time bridges eight innings pitched yet. So Tha cardinals are up two games to one at that point. Said, you know cardinals ahead in the series game for. Feels Louis still in Saint Louis you have the the the L L knocker in the in the Tigers. Beat some the Planning Walker, pitcher named Walker to four. So Tigers win the even up the series tend games games by Bill Gal Hank Greenberg with four and three three. Every is respectively it's gotTa feel good on the road as they. Saw then you have you know L. Knocker, complete games Italian cardinals took them five pitchers to get to the game and then but here's an especially important element of this game. was that at a at a a at one point in the guy forgot what inning it was at one point the game the cardinals get up man on first in. Dizzy Dean enters the game as a pinch runner okay. That their best player comes in as a pinch runner. is so he comes in and then he there's a there's a play at second there's a ball gets hit the second base Charlie Ganji fields it flips it's bill galette short and dizzy Dean's coming into second base and he doesn't slide. He's like running face up like he just runs in standing and bill rod gal throws the ball thinking that thinking that you know every player in the world is going to slide into the bag at that moment. pitchers except for Dizzy Dean really not a professional base runner he gets hit in the head. So by this ball and he gets Kim, there's this dramatic moment in Saint Louis we're all the all the cardinals gather am up a Gurney type situation and they carry poor dizzy off he's unconscious. They drake them off the busy after this don yeah, he's like. God. Like you know here's Disease Disease Don all my guys. And there's they call it an Apocryphal News, news article, you'll saying. Like. The next day that the doctors x Ray is head and find nothing that's like the. Joke of the day, but but he was fine. He came back and pitch the next day. You got be the next game in the in game five by. By, Tommy Bridges. Time bridges as a complete game dizzy dean eight innings pitched. Now. The titles of taken that The tigers are. Ahead in the series three games to two five we play that game five is in on Roy Abby against Saint. Louis. Saint Louis. So the middle three take place. So yes, Oh tigers went two out of three in St, Louis and in some sense when all the Tigers are up three games to two Oh this is like you know they're young all they can maybe gamble a little bit in their play. Kazaa you know like, say they're up in the series of? We come back to. DETROIT? For Back Detroit six, game six and. This could be as. Unfortunately. It's not so have. Yeah. So so Paul, Dean and school by role both have complete games in this. What's interesting about this game is you have Paul Dean drives in the winning run the winning run in which it turns out to be the winning run in the seventh inning on but the pitcher drives in the winning run, which is like one of my favorite things ever when pitchers can hit one of my. Things I believe that baseball. Absolutely need like right now like they're they're basically like they. He'll blame pitchers like all pitches are so bad in baseball they can't hit they can't hit really. But like whose fault is that I mean if you're not gonNA develop a pitcher to hit, why would you expect them to be able to his off of that is not on the pitchers the fault is on the it's like saying you would have a different caliber and A different totally different dynamic of pitchers if they had to hit and run absolutely. Yeah. Well, that's that's why I just I look at the way that I'm you know the the bringing the designated hitter in the American League I've always viewed it as one of the worst things never happened in baseball I grew up with the designated hitter. I always used to think that it was great, but I grew up with a traffic pylon. Nine. Nine hundred, t-ball. Deal with the designated hitter was that it could you know it add it would add allow like older players to you know that can't play a position anymore to. The game, but the question is is, why is that so important? Why do you? Why is it so important to prolong a players? You Know Longtime Stars career why? Why does the League after do that I've never The mentality is now I used to agree with that mentality, but now it's like. Isn't it better to have like the next big thing coming up and plan a position? And then in in like. For pitchers that dynamic that used to be was that you these pitchers when you when you develop any whenever you when you signed a pitcher. You know knowing that you had the pitcher had to hit. If you if force you to say, okay, this guy can pitch. Great. That's great. How can he hit? So if you had a, you could have one guy who was like an elite pitcher but a terrible hitter right. But if you had a picture that was like sort of an average pitcher but an average hitter, you know what I mean that's a whole different. It's almost like the equal of that same picture. So you actually identify talent with with that with that in mind. But what happened was is that they they basically just stopped evaluating pitchers on their ability to hit or even developing pitchers ability it in just completely focused on the pitch. It's way way way way of an aside, but it's it's just a trend in all sports and there's so many repetitive injuries because like back in the day worrying about. The kids would play different sports and athletes would play different sports. Like in college you know the the football team skirmishing with the basketball team and you know they're just this thing. Now people are so specialized to a sport and then even specialized skill within that. There's no depth to players. It's. It's some trying to say that a lot of times. That's why that's one of the things that I love about history is is how? Is like a lot of times this. Ice Again all the stuff I feel like this I was in the from the same mentality I used to think like Modern Day sports we've learned so much in developed the our sports have evolved word evolve like it's it's improved because we're we're you know it's almost like a modern arrogance were a much better and more sophisticated game. Now than we ever were all these specialized people, there's not this dining is what I'm trying to say there's no. Way from those you know like one of the most incredible moments and basement you can take a look at this Lena later on on is Bartolo Cologne from the New York mets for my four years ago Bartolo Cologne is like this.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Is like the you know. The bodyguard for a at six five monster of a man Hank Greenberg Heck said there's a quote in the book out with him, and he says. Wouldn't you goes? I fully believe that if he goes the he was, so he was serious like he goes, he goes. If anybody had actually tried to do anything to me. On that moment he goes flee would have just torn their ears off like he was that he was. He's like you go in, and they'd be their best friends with six two six two. Okay, there's a big thanks to two hundred ten pounds. That's big dude for nineteen, thirty five yeah. Yeah, in Schoolboy Rowe was I think six four. Even a couple of inches taller than. Loves I love. Them are standing back to back like schoolboys actually taller than hanger like Geez. But anyways it was just great, because like you say, flee in one of the interesting components of that relationship. That friendship was there in the nineteen thirty five world series. Hank would hang broke his wrist in the second game of the World Series I. The Tigers didn't even have their MVP American league MVP their best player in the world series with them, and so when they needed a replacement, they were they were trying to figure out their replacements should be was like they call it a utility player who played like basically every position, and they only came in when they needed just a temporary, no fielder for a game here and there and so anyways so in that in that moment. This is one of the only times I've ever seen that. The owner of a team stepped in because everybody's trying to figure out who should play where Hank Greenberg. Angrier. Always, different suggestions in Frank naven comes in and says fleas. Going in flea is going to the game. They're all like flea. At all heart he's. Basically, replacement players Scott hard yeah. I spent a lot of time in the book, actually trying to explore the method behind the that decision. For me like what would motivate a new race. It came up with the idea that it was defense. You know that. They'd rather like shore up their defense at that moment, and then you know their offense was great already, so so anyways. They so frank navy ordered basically Flea Clifton into the game in, so he was like he's going to be our guy for the rest of the series, so so anyway, so marvel went to first base and flea. Clifton went to thirds, so he was like so fleet, so basically flee. You know just kind of I think it's kind a cool touch that story that friendship with hand grammar that he is one that can replace him in the in the world series. To end in that so we are so flat. Flee like you know. He's just one of those guys like you know. He's some I. got some great pictures and stuff with him in the books to. Another player so. Yeah Yup so yeah, there's I mean I. Mean like say go on, and on man I mean it's how long we been rolling Matt. You guys are sitting at bow while our listeners have been graciously listening for the last forty six minutes one more story y'all know yeah yeah. Yeah, we're story. Heine June we got we got goes on. The Internet is long. Unit has long deep man I haven't found the bottom of the Internet. Yeah Yeah Yeah I know, but what? What one more? What? We've got okay Heine Schule right okay. Heine bill all right, so know. That's A. Look at his stats. Childhood. Today. At his stats and tell me what you see. Heine scheuble all areas scheuble. That is a that is a rough childhood right there. Look see if you can find any kind of stats or numbers on the guy. All right I don't know what the Hell I'm looking at batting. Average is around two fifty. How many games did he play and Games like eleven eleven? Thirty three played forty nine, but what about thirty, four thirty five ten eleven games each year nothing he was like never play. Heine Choubey, right so never played. That's kind of the component of this guy's story. So Heine. Schule, that he was this guy that the Tigers had like early on I. Think it was thirty one or thirty two when the Tigers signed him when they first got on, they thought he was the next big thing. Okay, they signed him for and I think it's I think it was forty thousand dollars that they they signed him for. I think it was thirty five thousand I think ninety nine percents sure is thirty five thousand. Okay, so anyways. So which is you know it's a sizable investment so anyways, so heine comes in, and he's just terrible. He's just not really he's really not that great. I mean he's not I. Don't I wouldn't say he was horrible player but I. Don't think he just. He just wasn't like right. It wasn't that you know he wasn't. It wasn't a starter and they just you know. He was benched guy, so they basically kind of carried on for a few years because they're seeing their hold now hope that maybe you can turn it around this guy that they thought when they signed him. But what they found along the way was something as arguably just as important in made Heine shoe will incredibly valuable right Heine. One of the greatest bench jockeys of all time Heine Shuba was one of the greatest bands jockeys, and what that is. If you ever watch a movie like a in old baseball movie, here's somebody from the dugout. Just Gone Ayu, sake no, like somebody. That's you know these players in the dugout that are harassed and other players in other harassing fans. They're just talking all kinds yet to these. Like they're just. It's Vance Jockey. Somebody that rides other other players rides. You know they're. They're the you know they're. They're quick. Quick witted. They're loud mouth. They got A. They have a big tiny. She here's this big toothy grin. What he's like smiling at people You know he's just he's just. He's just obnoxious. Jerk, really like that. All their fans and players, which is one of those teams gotTa have a bench jockey Sir you gotTa..
"hank greenberg" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"You know that's that's what's so interesting is is a lot of times we look from the Modern Day, and we look back at thirty, four and thirty five like there's Hank Greenberg here all well, of course, tigers hand Greenberg. He was like one of the best home run hitters and sluggers of all time. Charlie danger they had schoolboy role. They had these different guys, but this was so interesting. If you look at it actually before the season happens, those guys were not no. They were not who we look at them now right like Hank Greenberg like he had just started to come off the bench at the end of nineteen thirty-three. Play well, know they. They looked at him as the starting first Baseman in one, thousand, nine, hundred four. But he couldn't. His defense was horrendous. Guy Could not like the. Colts in the book. He couldn't even catch a pop like barely catch a pop fly. Actually wrote it into the screenplay where we're John. To kind of demonstrate how bad he was thirty four like actually have Charlie Gander like swinging. Because Charlie Ganji was elite superstar second. Baseman is one of the only guys that Tigers had beef. You know before Mickey Cochrane got there and so like. I actually have in the screenplay Charlie guarantee like swinging over catching. Catching the foul ball or the Popeye for Hank 'cause, because he's like this six foot, I think six foot three, six, five, just huge man in just really ungainly when he first comes up, and so he he was showing that he could hit, but his defense was absolutely horrendous horrendous like he actually had a bigger mitt to try to catch balls better. The the outlawed his met because it was so big with because he was trying to augment sounds like cartoon. Yeah, so that's what ties with this bad news bears concept where it was like this. You know this like all the a whole bounce house on his hand. The what the? We I mean that's a character from like a bad news bears like a guy that's like a moonshot home, run hitter, but then can't play defense right in foul balls dropping off things left and right you got the reason really the the focal point that want to drift people's minds out there you go out there and play rover you. You'RE GONNA play. That was my position. When I was like in Grade School, Yeah Jayme you. you go out there. You Play rover out there. I'll be over there. The kings kids. Play in the rain game. One of the central figures of the of the of the notion diving call it. Bad News bears is be is if you know the listener out there remembers tanner from the bad news bears shortstop, but he a kid that always like the biggest loud mouth, big talker. He's always getting into a fight as across the second base, whatever this makes the scrapper and all this and that was in that. That's your shorts out for the Tigers Billy. Wrote Rogue Gal, who would be ended up becoming a city councilman and Detroit for for many years. Really Yeah for like I actually written on your was your thirty six years of Detroit City Council now. That was probably through the probably in the forties. Yeah, it was in the fifties through Fiat, all the way through like six or seven. In the drive leading up to the airport, they actually call William. Rochelle drive on named after Billy Rogue L., but he was that he was that Brash's shortstop at second base that was always talking. Always talking, smack on. There was an incident. I quote in the book. There's an incident where Cochran was mad at the because because the key still that the short base second base combination was billy Gal Charlie gairdner like one of the greatest second base shortstop Tandems in baseball history, and so they in saw there was an incident where the two of them had gotten crossed up on a on play in like made a mistake made a air or something and Mickey. Cochran was yelling. At Billy, rug on what the Hell's going on out there and Billy Rogalla was like you shut the hell. He's like you worried about your own gain. You're having enough problems behind the play for anyone from what we talked about last week. A Cochran for anyone to say something like that to Mickey Guy. You're taking your life in your own hands, and so let's say that's kind of tanner. From the bad news bears concept like that's like that's this team. There are a bunch of nobodies. All the bunch of nobodies with like you know they'd have talent within them, and it takes this magic man Mickey. Cochran to bring it out in the you know. That's their across the board Hank. Greenberg was a noble was. Completely unknown before nineteen, thirty four comes out in one, nineteen, thirty four, and is one of the Games. You know emerging like next Babe Ruth type hitter. Elite home run hitter. Gio just. Out of nowhere like imagining you know right now like we're the Tigers are terrible team, whatever and then out of nowhere there's like the next great superstar emerges in their very first year. I mean just that excitement of not only. Are we going to be sweet this year, but we're going to be sweet for a long time like we got this new superstar. Right and so yeah, so it doesn't sound like you know really the only the only real players on the Tigers that were that. Were you know that were good that you know the other teams would have? Really wanted was Charlie. Gan Guaranteed at at second base. Who is like like literally? He's probably the best second Baseman of the Nineteen Thirties and one of the best of all time, and he was an elite superstar, was legitimate superstar, and then probably Tommy bridges, who's like US twenty seven years old and nineteen, thirty four on, and he'd pitch for a few years, and he was solid, but he had never really been spectacular. In, so anyways, yeah, that's like so that's what I'm saying like. You have a couple of decent players. In. So in one year they're just all their world nineteen thirty.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"To stop that those guys did and it's just amazing that think they never got the credit for what they deserve and I just finished his book and read that book about another guy before that how may and Stan the man Musial and Hank Greenberg and them personally I go with weight guy one of my heroes along with friend bill in a couple I'm me somewhat for some Tim Duncan because he was a swimmer they're a great basketball player and I know he's in all playing I just don't think he gets the do that this coming to him one that probably nobody's ever heard of and you can look them up he's always shortstop for the pirates and I think you play with the doctors later in his career after the war Arquivo probably never heard of them he was a three hundred it or when he was a pretty darn good and no one even mention some and we played shortstop he wasn't the greatest fielding shortstops we thought we had some good numbers it was an all star all the time and I think he deserves a little bit of credit for something someone you've never heard yeah I I I I have a question R. G. von because I think that that maintains sounds familiar to me did he lead the league in home runs for like nine years in a row it was he was more of a triple center left handed batter do right handed use a couple center he had a little bit of speed you know it baby mating call round and he was in a home run hitter there was a pirate back in the day that led the league I forgot his name but he led the league in home runs like nine consecutive years out in Pittsburgh I think so as rob Reiner yeah that was it and your last call our history major I will tell you this right now on your windows but always political correctness I'll give you know story political correctness started in Frankfort Germany after World War one and I'll tell you what my grandmother told me listen to me very carefully this is a true story he said give me this is back in the nineteen seventies use give me anybody tries that political bull crap and bull crap with you get up and run away from home as fast as you can yeah I don't want to turn around and kill one six wow Intel soared I'm sorry so click here discussion you have anything else you want me to contribute or should I just hang up what somebody else called usually can tell you Jerry JJ thanks for another great call and have a great night god bless you guys so yeah would like to JJ next week he still mine Placido Polanco feels like a base for for the Detroit Tigers was my most underappreciated athlete I was gonna go the under appreciated round so the over hyped right of the of the site yet one Jeff listen I'm I'm not only appreciate a player I'm going to be eight obviously I mean huge fan of the NBA and I'll talk about they're gonna Vicky I mean this guy is a finals MVP fourteen time all star a member of the fifty forty ninety club he won the three point contest and also thrown up in V. P. namely guys have done all those accomplishments twelve time all NBA but listen he wasn't just a score three point shooter he is ten thousand and four career defensive rebounds which is fifth in NBA history Graham to over ten dollars rebounds so that I can not only score for the rebound very valuable he won the two thousand finals with that team not a lot of other town on there other than had been Jason Terry who is about thirty five thirty six years old at the time but Dirk you know he is a very underappreciated specially for the market he was with the same team his whole career didn't have all the pizzazz he's very fundamentally sound come right from Germany as a like a loser downshifts like a guy from overseas who comes into the league and just says like I'm gonna dominate like I don't know any of these fiscal score bucket and I'm I'm literally just gonna do what I'm supposed to do would get buckets and darkness he makes that list for me and he needs we talk some more I mean he's up there on the all time scoring list I Love Me some Dirk Nowitzki talent here yours and under appreciated or over in under appreciative and I'm just gonna jump over into the NFL I would say there's two guys I either one really Frank gore for Adrian Peterson Frank gore you just really have to look at of how long he's really has been putting in this work and then you just look over at Adrian Peterson of that injury and he still producing these type of the numbers so Frank gore you know he's put in two hundred twenty games he's fourth on the all time rushing leader board fifteen thousand three hundred yards he has phenomenal stat all across the board but just the way he he doesn't get the enough credit because he still is maybe not that and then you're gonna pay all that money to but you're gonna wanna have on that team for that veteran type act he knows the soft spots in the gaps like when he's running the ball it just looks like he doesn't get all that much time around them and he's passed very Sanders I never was a three in the all time rushing board we'll see we'll bury retired when you know he was a baby in the wadi he did all he had on him a lot more left in the tank even the leading rusher by five thousand yards exactly yeah he only had a hundred fifty games yeah Frank gore the body of work is that's right that's right it you're coming from the body of work that he put on he's been a league how old is Frank gore thirty four thirty five he's up there without running I think yeah that's great that's crazy twelve years leaders of like that that's unbelievable that's unheard of and he just passed very Sanders what two weeks ago or last week which is absolutely crazy yeah he's our address in two thousand five it is thirty six Frank gore he is thirty six years old five nine two hundred fifteen pounds never the days when he was on the dolphins that man was an absolute tank factly Frank the tank of the top guys we have put a ribbon on tonight show that was a great great our great two hours of dial the Detroit Jeff final thoughts I'm a great time day love talking source you guys.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Dot com backslash offshore today raising cubs tonight the bad news last night officially saw the elimination of the Cincinnati Reds from post season possibilities not exactly breaking news but it is confirmation now they no matter what they do in the remaining eleven games cannot make the postseason interplay tonight seventy and eighty one fourteen and a half games back in the division let's check tonight starting pitchers brought to you by western and southern financial group help make Cincinnati the best place to live work and enjoy life for the red Sonny gray takes the mound the thirty at the start of this season his earned run average two point eight zero he's been pushed back a day so he gets an extra day of rest he begins tonight ten strikeouts away from two hundred for the season his career high previously one eighty three back in twenty fourteen he's averaging almost ten and a half strikeouts per nine innings this year ten and a half almost this year it was eight to have last year in entering this season it was seven point nine for his career think of the the change the upgrade in the ability to strike out batters in fact a no good for you the Reds a year ago were twenty fourth in baseball in terms of their picture striking out hitters twenty fourth this year Derrick Johnson on board center Graham board among others they are fourth in Major League Baseball in fact their their pitchers have almost two hundred more strikeouts than a year ago and they're still eleven games left in the regular season how about that time to take a look at who's not in the big leagues brought to you by soccer benefit plan quality affordable for your business visit eight four four meadow Ohio dot com today in Colombia Hyundai ask your neighbor they bought from Columbia Hyundai unfortunately we saw proof of this last night cubs are hot they've won five in a row. outscoring the opposition fifty nine to eighteen last night Kyle shorter home run number thirty seven that's the most by a left handed cub hitter since Billy Williams hit thirty seven in nineteen seventy two and. Nick cast the autos this is an amazing stat had a double last night you know rice fifty five doubles in twenty five homers. he's one of only three right handed batters in baseball history with at least fifty five doubles and twenty five homers in the same season joining Hank Greenberg back in nineteen thirty four and Joe Medwick back in nineteen thirty seven that is a great stat more to do with the cubs in raids tonight from Wrigley by the way the cubs at home this year fifty one and twenty four the raids on the road this year thirty and forty six out try to reverse that tonight we've got more.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on KOMO
"Rather be a baseball be a Supreme Court justice what he wound up he's an American hero they're talking about the movie the spy behind home plate the feature length documentary about mo Berg and enigmatic and brilliant baseball player who turned spy for the U. S. office of strategic services during World War two great store that's really worth learning about in here to tell us more about it is the award winning filmmaker Aviva Kepner who produced wrote and directed the film of eva thanks for joining us today pleasure tell us first of all what prompted you to to make this film well I'm a big big baseball fan and I had heard about Moberg in the past I've made a film about Hank Greenberg pick up in the trade with my father's here on the day I heard Hank guided decided to make the phone line ma'am and then the opportunity came up where this gentleman from Phoenix was so excited about you know my Hank Greenberg film proposed to me we can make a film I know Berg and I was so excited he is willing to support it you know I'm a independent filmmaker and then I think the story is so important you know it's not every day you have a brilliant baseball player who knows maybe after ten languages although the choke was he can play you know he couldn't hit many of them but he wasn't that bad of a hitter but more importantly at the time when we were worried if it matches to develop a nuclear bomb he was specifically the nuclear spy and trying we were trying to find out how much how much the **** knew about developing a bomb although the irony was a lot of the physicist who were nuclear physicists were Jewish and they had left of course the minute were able to teach at University to do experiments they had left not to Germany and so mole with animation both actually in Italy and then later on in Switzerland to track down to find out what the **** new and his his by work with incredibly valuable and now this was after he had played so you know he was fifteen years in the league the major leagues and two years as a coach and also you know his background and his descendant immigrants which is partly his language capability also he and others in the film there through the county and one who was his radio operators sending messages back to the states and the other one is has a Lexus operative in Italy baseball percent of immigrants and newer Kalyan so these children to immigrate to the some of them themselves have been immigrants his child children their language abilities helped us to find you know back in Europe this is a a remarkable story we're out of time I'm afraid I'm gonna go check it out this weekend because it does open in Seattle this weekend at the crest cinemas center and it's come was Tom Heller three fourteen marine rocking chair with our triple a traffic.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on KOMO
"Office of strategic services during World War two great store that's really worth learning about in here to tell us more about it is the award winning filmmaker Aviva Kepner who produced wrote and directed the film of eva thanks for joining us today pleasure tell us first of all what prompted you to to make this film well I'm a big big baseball fan and I had heard about Moberg in the past I've made a film about Hank Greenberg pick up in the trade with my father's here on the day I heard Hank died it decided to make a phone line ma'am and then the opportunity came up where this gentleman from Phoenix was so excited about you know my Hank Greenberg film proposed to me we can make a film I know Berg and I was so excited he is willing to support it you know I'm an independent filmmaker and then I think the story is so important you know it's not every day you have a brilliant baseball player who knows maybe after ten languages although the choke was he can play you know he couldn't hit many of them but he wasn't that bad of a hitter but more importantly at the time when we were worried if the **** would develop a nuclear bomb he was specifically the nuclear spy and trying it we were trying to find out how much how much the **** knew about developing a bomb although the irony was a lot of the physicists who were nuclear physicists were Jewish and they had left of course the minute they were able to teach at University to do experiments they had left not to Germany and so mole with animation both professionally in Italy and then later on in Switzerland to track down to find out what the **** new and his his by work with incredibly valuable and now this was after he had played so you know he was fifteen years in the league the major leagues and two years as a coach so there's a lot of fun I'm a big fan of the code name for baseball so there's a lot of great stories and what it meant to play baseball back then and also you know his background and his descendants immigrants which is partly his language capability also he and others in the film there through the town and one who was his radio operators sending messages back to the states and the other one of his with his operatives in Italy both were sons of immigrants a new Italian so you know we talk a lot I think this heard the news before you went on about immigrants you know the fact of the matter is these children immigrants and some of them themselves have been immigrants his child children their language abilities helped us despite you know back in Europe this is a a remarkable story we're out of time I'm afraid I'm gonna go check it out this weekend because it does open in Seattle this weekend at the crest cinema center viva Kepner and again the story of the spy behind home plate comedy.
"hank greenberg" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Associate Jackie Robinson day with his not only did he break the color barrier. But he opened the window to international play as well. I think we just think Africa African American, but with his courage and him being the first to bury it did open this window for players from Latin America and players from Asia and players from wherever to to play this game. So, you know, it's it's a really important day. I think. Typically, people of African American descent, you know, really want to like, you know, embrace that day is there's but really stands for a lot more. You could ask is in this room. You know, Pablo comes to mind cause he's he's lockers right there in par and solarte's all three of those guys. You know, maybe they don't have that opportunity. If Jackie Robinson, doesn't do what he does. And look Hank Greenberg. Did it for Jews? You know without Rosen, and you're in that line two and Hank Greenberg, we confront people, but he took the biggest abuse. Yeah. I mean, it is. It seems so foreign in today's game that. You know, what guys like? Well, guys like, Hank Greenberg. Guys, like check around and said, how did it go through and what they had to endure? But. It is a history of this game. And I think the more players can be informed with stuff like that. You you gain a greater appreciation for this game. And no similar to just even what are what are brothers in this game with through as far as, you know, fighting for free agency and fighting for all the things we do, you know, we do a pretty good job with our union of informing guys at the history of the game. And what guys had to do? And what we're continue you Lee fighting for us as major league baseball players today pushing to have you on your parents should be very proud of you. They should I appreciate that. I'll let them know. No kidding. They should pleasure. Talk to kept. Thanks so much. Take it easy. We're coming up kmby six eighty these sports.