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"larry doby" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And I guess there are some names that are a little more colorful or uncommon here as we scroll down. I mean, again, it's like Willie Jones, Bobby bond's Hank Perry, Mike Johnson, Walter Schmidt gets Walter Johnson and Mike Schmidt, William Martinez gets Willie Mays and pager Martinez. I guess nothing can really compare to eat your O Cano. Eddie Robinson, the late Eddie Robinson two time multi time podcast guest. He's up there because he gets Eddie Collins and Frank Robinson. But yeah, just for sheer jumping off the page at you. I mean, you can easily tap ichiro Cano in combined war, but I don't know that you can top it in terms of just name recognition. Yeah, I think that the gap in war is being made up for by a difficult to measure, but obviously valuable coolness factor we're just not capturing. It's a flaw in our war, you know? Or maybe not a flaw, but certainly a blind spot. Yeah. All right, well, I will link to the full spreadsheet from Ryan if you would care to peruse it. And now we will wrap up with the past blast. So this is a past west from 1984 and from David Lewis and architectural historian and baseball researcher based in Boston, 1984, baseball history belongs in schools. This reminds me of a recent banter topic of ours in a 1984 column newsday writer Steve Jacobson marveled at Jackie Robinson's place in American history, choosing the trailblazing ballplayer as the one person in history he would have dinner with if given the opportunity. In doing so, however, Jacobson went further, stressing the importance of Robinson's story and suggesting that it become part of the history curriculum in American schools. The column which serves in part as a review for Jules titles books, baseball's great experiment argues, every high school history text should acknowledge it, Robinson's history, but the academic community is not quick to acknowledge the role of sports in shaping society. Continuing on Jacobson quoted taiju as saying baseball is not the stuff upon which successful careers in history are normally made. After recounting the stories of bud Fowler, Larry doby and the Red Sox reluctance to integrate Jacobson wrote these stories could be recounted to ballplayers in each generation as if it were happening to them. He concluded the story of the great experiment. Robinson should be in every high school history book two, so this is not the book banning kind of concerns that we were talking about with a Jackie Robinson related book. This was apparently just maybe looking down on sports figures as a valued historic figures. 1984 predates our births, I can't recall whether my high school history textbook to be specific covered Jackie Robinson, I would think so, but I couldn't really tell you when and where and how I learned about Jackie Robinson first and whether that was something I learned in history class or by that point I would have been a big baseball fan anyway and would have been aware of him. So I wouldn't really remember learning it in school, probably, but I would guess that most likely by the time we were in high school, it was much more common for that kind of thing to be covered in a textbook. Yeah, I would think so. I don't remember either. I'm trying to think, I mean, I definitely knew of Jackie and like his place in baseball history by the time I was in high school, I took a class in college like a sociology of sport class and obviously he occupied a good amount of time in that class. But yeah, I feel like by the time we had reached high school, well, it should have been obvious in 84 also, but the tradition of athletes using their platforms to sort of protest and muster support for civil rights causes was like very well established, both before and after Jackie. So what a dismissive view to think that not worthy of inclusion in history. It's a big part of a big part of not just sports history, but history. In general, so glad we are past that no one ever says that stuff should stick to sports anymore. We've evolved should definitely be in the book. Jackie Robinson ranks 1041st on the max war namesakes list because he gets credit for Jackie Jensen and Frank Robinson, which takes him up to about 137 more than he choked. How about that? They probably didn't mention that in the history books. Bigger accomplishments. Yeah, I would imagine so. All right, that will do it for today. Thanks as always for listening and thanks to Liz panella for today's effectively wild theme song. Liz is a longtime listener and Patreon supporter, member of the great bands, earth girls, and rotten mind. And again, thanks to Cory for today's stop blast song cover, which reminded me of pretty odd era panic at the disco, the sound I enjoy. You can keep your effectively wowed intro theme songs coming for now to podcast at fangraphs dot com and again we're looking for roughly a minute in length, maybe half of that consisting of lyrics. One brief follow-up to something we talked about on episode 1982. We got into the coming RSN shake up and the broadcast upheaval that's happening. I don't know whether we specified this, but MLB is affected by that perhaps more than other sports leagues. In fact, there was a recent piece in sportico, headlined why MLB feels RSN pinch more than other leagues because of course the diamond sports bally sports branded networks carry 16 NBA teams, 14 MLB teams, 12 NHL teams, and others, but the impact on baseball has gotten a lot of the attention based largely on timing and revenue generation. This piece by Kurt Baden hausen says basketball and hockey represent two thirds of the affected teams, but the NHL and NBA wrap up their seasons over the next four weeks and those teams have already received the lion's share of their rights fees, baseball's opening days until March 30th, which means clubs are just getting their first checks or not. The bigger factor is how teams in each of the leagues generate revenue MLB's 30 teams generated a record $10.9 billion in revenue last season from ticket sponsorships TV, concessions and other sources, including an estimated 2.25 billion from their local TV deals.
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"larry doby" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Yeah. Or from like little league. Or something. Yeah, 21st round draft pick by the Astros in 2016 as a four year old. He went to big chuck, his grandfather told him he wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up and big chuck and little chuck were both there and around to see him make his debut. So that was just a wonderful story for multiple levels. And I blame everyone for not alerting me to this factory. Because you all know we don't talk about the red, so you have to inform you. You have to tell us stuff about the reds, you know? The newsworthy happens with the reds. You gotta let us know. Thank you. All right. And lastly, we get to the Colorado Rockies. And we really didn't get any suggestions for the rockies. Rocky's good rocky stories. It wasn't much out there. So fortunately, I saw a story that was very well timed published this week by MLB dot com that supplied me with a fun little rockies entry here. So this was published on boxing day by Sam dykstra and it was these 5 minor league systems improved most in 2022. So this was going by the preseason and end of season MLB pipeline, organizational rankings, which probably mirror other systems, other sites, and outlets, but the rockies were number one on this list because their pre season rank according to pipeline was 24th and their re rank at the end of the season was 9th. And so they made the biggest climb and the blurb mentioned that at the beginning of the season, they had only one top 100 prospect Zack veen, whom we have discussed. He is still at the top of the rockies list, but now they have Ezekiel tovar and adiel amador and drew Romo and tovar had a big season. He was known as a defensive shortstop and then he hit better at double-A and he actually made the majors toward the end of the season. Which we may have mentioned and then they drafted Gonzaga right hander Gabriel Hughes, tenth overall in the draft and so that gave them a good high ceiling pitcher to go with the other guys. So the rockies now at least according to pipeline have a top ten system after being almost about 5 system to start the year. So that's good. Congrats, rocky's that's a nice positive story. And the other teams that had the biggest improvements, the reds were second. The guardians and the cubs and the nationals. So other than the guardians, pretty uncompetitive teams, which is what you would expect, I guess, that those would be the teams making farm system gains. So the guardians, I mean, even more encouraging right that they had such a young team and then also in improving pharma system and they won the division, just but we'll get to that in the AL edition of this. But something to feel good about on the farm at least for rocky spins. I maintain that the most exciting thing was went in Bernard making the majors in 2020 two, but I've already made my case for that in a major major league. Yep. So, you know, what are you gonna do? All right, well that concludes that exercise, or at least the NL edition, and we will wrap up with the AL teams later in the week. And I'll just give you the past blast. This is episode 1947. Big year in baseball history. And this past blast comes from Jacob ranky sabers director of editorial content and chair of the black Sox scandal research committee, and he writes 1947 and then there were two. For nearly two years after the Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson in 1945, Brooklyn was the only AL or NL team that seemed to show much interest in signing black players. Before Robinson made his historic debut in 1947, the Dodgers also went out and signed future Hall of Famer Roy campanella and star pitcher Don newcombe, along with several other Negro leagues veterans, but no other teams followed brand tricky's lead, the Dodgers also might have added a third Hall of Famer to their roster in Larry doby, who instead became the first black player in American League history when he made his debut with Cleveland on July 5th, 1947, one week later, on July 12th, 1947, Wendell Smith of the Pittsburgh courier wrote about how close the Dodgers came to signing Adobe. Quote, if Cleveland had waited a little longer, they would have missed getting Larry dobrik's signature on a contract. At the time, Cleveland grabbed the hard hitting second basement of the Newark eagles, the Brooklyn Dodgers were trailing him night and day, although doby did not know it himself, the Dodgers had a scout eyeing him in every game he had played for the past three weeks. It could be that Cleveland knew the Dodgers were hounding the Negro second basement and stole a march on them by snatching him from right under branch Ricky's nose. The Dodgers planned to sign Adobe and send him to Montreal on the Dodgers last trip to Chicago Ricky dispatched a wire to his Brooklyn office and ordered his scouts to quote get back on dobie's trail and also to start negotiating with mister and misses Abe Manley, owners of the Newark team for his contract. Bill Veck, the liberal and personable owner of Cleveland has been interested in a Negro player ever since he purchased the club. He first heard of dobes winter when Bill nunn, managing editor of the Pittsburgh courier, went to Cleveland and discussed the entire idea with him. At the time, vec assured none that he wouldn't hesitate to sign any grow player if he were good enough to make the grade, none saying the praises of dobe and urged vec to look the kid over real good and of course he did and signed Toby and dobie went on to his own great Hall of Fame career, although he struggled initially and there was an instant with the former effectively wild guess the late Eddie Robinson, who was initially upset that he had lost his job to Adobe and felt he had been told something different and guaranteed job security, but eventually dopey became a regular in solidified his spot on the rest of the following season and went on to a great career. Jacob concludes doby didn't see much playing time in 1947, but he switched to center field and emerged as a star in 48, helping Cleveland win its most recent World Series championship. He played 13 more seasons and was elected to the hall in 1998. Meanwhile, the St. Louis browns became the third ale or NL team to field black players in 1947 when they signed Hank Thompson and future Hall of Famer Willard Brown from the Kansas City monarchs in mid July, although that didn't go quite as well because they hadn't really laid the groundwork for that. That the Dodgers and other teams did. Anyway, the Dodgers could have had campanella Robinson and dopey. I guess it's for the best that those players were spread around a little bit more and that other teams got in on the action. However belatedly. Yep. All right, update on the wire's new bar pepper grinder. This product at fan
"larry doby" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"We conflate all these issues. How did you know that Sarah? The Babe Ruth of Japanese baseball wasn't even Japanese. He was from formosa, AKA Taiwan, lefty hitter, sometimes the Yankees would travel over there for exhibitions, Roger Maris versus Cerro, Roger Maris versus Mickey Mantle versus sorrow. I number 2808 four 8 9 two two two 808 four 8 WABC. Let's go today who's calling from New Jersey turn to be heard here at WABC, Dave. Hey Curtis, yeah, I guess I think you revealed already Japan. No, no, no. Hensley mules. He may have played in Japan. I mean, I may have to give you props for that. But he played in another country where he was both the manager and a player, one of those rare entities, I think, the last person to do that was Cleveland Indians, Lou berde, was at Rosen. I'm just trying to remember. It was back in like 54 or so around then. You know, you know what, it reminded me of that when I was on earlier with Anthony Weiner, he was talking about how you made an over the shoulder catch, you know, at the congressional baseball annual game when he was in Congress and how it made the top ten ESPN highlights. Oh, you mean like Willie Mays, catching it over his shoulder against the Cleveland Indians and Larry doby the first American American League African American to play from Patterson in east Patterson, high school. You mean that? He said, well, not quite. It wasn't quite Willie Mays. But I'm going to give you a courtesy of booby prize because it may well be that Hensley Mullins played in Japan I'm just not aware of that. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on that Dave. Thanks, Curtis. Of course, I'm not a Franklin. No, no. It's not better. It's not better. And it's driving me nuts. But you know something, it's just going to motivate me to make it to the break of dawn 6 a.m. Dave. To the breaker. Actually there at the game. Oh, you were. Yeah, it was cool. Well, tell me. Tell me. Tell me your experience was at the first time you were at Staten Island ferry hawk stadium. Yeah, I'm from New Jersey. Which part of New Jersey? Woodridge. And you said, Reno diner. Yeah. That's where the great pop grand used to have his life broadcast from the Rio Dina there. I think it was what Eddie Anthony took a picture of me and you together. Yeah, no, no, that was a great show. Your first experience he came over the bridge, the outer bridge crossing, so you got whacked. I actually won tickets listening to your show last Sunday. Oh, now give us your impressions. Did you get there in time to see the WABC all stars versus the prison team representing the NYPD? I was thinking the same thing. Right? I wish they would have turned the music off and had a play by play or something on the speakers. Well, who's up at bat? You know why Dave, you know why David didn't do it because the four prisoners who are on loan from the sing sing team didn't want to be identified. You're right. Did you see that one guy? He hit that ball off me. It's still going. Yeah, I know, I know. It made it all the way across to the very. It did. Staten Island. We are a borough born for baseball. Of little league moments and shots heard around the world. A close knit community defined
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"larry doby" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"To get traded or did you try to learn another position so that you could get more playing time or anything like that? No. When I went on, I played a lot for space in Chicago. And so I like vice first base, and so I enjoyed that, but they had I can't remember the first drill pole. I think it was the first mainstream Boston at a time, and then I had a guy named Goodman, I think, was and I had plenty of first basements. So I want to say nicer than if I got chance to play. What's on the outfield? Yeah, and of course you were teammates with many great players over the years and often you had to compete for playing time, not just with Williams, but Larry doby, Rocky Colavito. I mean, we're always bringing in great legendary players who you had to fight off for playing time, I guess. And of course you were in the outfield without Taylor. Well, you don't say lost too, I had a good year and I traded Harvey king for California and that year, California went to write. Tailwind went to center and I went to left. We all hit, I don't know, we had like 90 something I might have got here, but the same was the next year I went on the bench because tail line did not play center field because you had to go against metal. So tail line wants to write, Kyle, they don't want the left, and they traded Frank bowling for the center, and I want to bench, and that was my career to Detroit. I like Chicago. Yeah. And I think you have more nicknames than any player I've ever heard of. I mean, you mentioned that Norman called you ladybug, right? But you also are called pawpaw and old papa and the Latin LARPer and smoky and the people's choice and Sunday slugger and Sunday Charlie and Sunday punch every time I read an article about you, there was a new nickname. Did you have a favorite one? Well, I've just told papa, that's where I live. And I'm in a Hall of Fame and we brought all this stuff from Detroit now here in papa and they gave me a day here and I got a big statue downtown and papa's retaken care of me. We're about 10,000 people here. We're in Van Buren county where the county seat were about, I don't know if you're not worth that. We're about 18 miles west of Kalamazoo on 94. And this time it's been great, but the same is, I've always been listening to phonebooks. Y'all, I've never had no problems with anybody, and I'm just people here in town, which I like that. They just consider me as another taxpayer. And I like that. All my kids must do here the whole thing. The only problem is you have people like us call you up every morning and then probably. But how did you get your nickname smokey? What did that come from? Oh, that was in high school because I used to pitch and I played four years of RC and I could really so hard. And I just feel good. And I had a scholarship go to western too, so I pitched it western mission and then also I hit force on lineup. So I was always a good hitter, but I control real hard. And then I got in when I went into the pros, I went into the picture outfielder and I just drove the manager crazy fishing and so they had an opening left field. They put me out there and I was glad that I got back on the mound. That's the best thing I never had. Because I really enjoyed hitting. And so I was glad to get rid of that. And I know that this opening day was your 95th birthday at comerica. It was Charlie Maxwell day and you got to be celebrated there. What was that day like for you and what do you think of this current Tiger's team? I didn't know what that I didn't follow the strike and I didn't know what was going on in the strike and there's a guy that I know what Detroit and he called me up and he says, you know, what you're doing on your birthday. I said, I don't know, I didn't think about it. You also, he says, well, we're having Oakland day because of the strength and the airport up against the White Sox. And he said, well, what makes it good is you're the oldest Tiger and I was flight stock. He said, what do you want to come down on your birthday? And so some of my kids still go to school here and they went to Florida, so my youngest daughter is on left so we come and I took my son my grandkids and I thought, man, that was great and I got a video and stuff like that and I said, well, now I know we're a celebrated by night 5th per se. It was great for mount scoreboard. Actually, Michigan and he tries really good. I enjoy it. Do you still watch a lot of baseball and what do you think of the tigers team today? Well, right now, I'd say I have to tell you this, I put out mute because I don't like to hear those guys talk ever saying that I see. And also, I don't need anybody to tell me what I see. And so I said, and so I hope that's not hurting your profession, but these guys, you know, they have people who are guys in their boots, all I want to do is talk. Well, I don't think that. I just want to watch the game. And then to say, well, I've said there was Pittsburgh won the first game. You only won the first game three, two, ten, three years. That's how it was. And while they're in the fortunately now, it's two and two. Beautiful ballpark. Yeah, I feel the same way. I don't always listen to the commentary either. Well, we're with a website called fan graphs, and this is a show we do for that site. But I feel much the same about some of the commentary we're not that kind of a broadcasters or media members. But the game that you went to, I guess it was a good one, right? The tigers won in a walk off. Yeah, they come out in the back of the night, and you know, once again. Yeah, it was a sellout. It was a beautiful day. It was like on a 49° the sun was shining. And I just started from scratch, but it was cold for people to send out there, but end up being built today sunshine and which is good to cut all the people there. And they come back and won the game. Silver game..
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"larry doby" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"This fan surprised himself by giving a cheer and it never bothered him again. Larry doby, remembered I never got booed in Cleveland and this may have something to do with grainy and the tone that he set for the fans. So he is also a member of the Canadian baseball Hall of Fame, but now he is getting the forward Frick award. And the last thing I will say about him, although it's not entirely about him, it is about maybe another pioneer who should be in the Hall of Fame if we had an animal's wing, which maybe we should, because there's a distinguished history of baseball animals and mascots. And one of them was very near and dear to Jack grainy. So, this is a little story about Larry. The 1911 Cleveland team, this was the naps again. And nap lash away was one of many animal lovers on the team. So for part of that season, they adopted a possum. They named Joey possum. As a mascot and good luck charm. I was going to say, you know, we don't have pasta mascots anymore, which I guess is true, but there are some weird ones. The Yankees had some kind of creature. Oh gosh. We hold on, oh no. Oh no, wait, hold on, gosh. I'm so mad. I can't remember the name. It's so terrifying. Oh wait, Ashley wrote about this at fangirls for us. I'm gonna find it. I'm gonna find it. Do you mean dandy? I may be mean dandy. Yeah, dandy, the very scary and disturbing Yankees mascot. Is that all you, man? That was not what I meant, although I'm always happy to talk about Dante's because we take a brief moment to talk about dandy. Sure. So the thing about dandy is that it appears that his uniform is also his skin and as a result of that it appears that he hasn't had a belt inserted into his skin presently surgically and then yeah, I guess that's really all I have to say about dandy. But if anyone's like, really Meg how bad can it be? We've lived through the fanatic and I would say the following be surprised you should look it up. You gotta look at dandy 'cause it's, you know, I think that when they were creating the phanatic, did the phanatic proceed dandy or come after? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. It preceded it, right? And so they were like, you know, you look at the phanatic and your thought is, this is not a real creature. It is like it is a strange alien that has come here and decided it was Philly sports, which you know is a choice, a big choice. But then they made dandy. And they were like, what if we made it kind of look like a person who has a belt surgically inserted into it? Yes. Right. Yes. Yeah, the phonetic came around in 1978 and dandy. Was 79. Yes, his reign was from 79 to 81. So clearly, capitalizing on the phonetics popularity, but not replicating it. Yeah, and they tried to give, didn't they give dandy a mustache and people thought that it was a play on thurmond Munson having a mustache? And then Thurman Munson died. And they were like, literally David dandy. And so they just, I think they murdered him. 15 murdered dandy. But dandy went on to like 1981 or something. What a weird thing. Yes, that classic pear shaped mascots. Yeah, I wonder what Adam Duvall's kid would make of dandy. He'd be like, no, this is too much for me. I'm afraid of this because, you know, the Atlanta mascot is terrifying. We shouldn't have a mascots that are the color of a human flesh. Like that's a mistake. That just seems like an obvious no, somebody was asleep at the switch in that marketing meeting. But dandy is like pin striped on its body anyway. Now we've been talking about dandy. We weren't gonna have anything to talk about, but what I meant to talk about was not dandy, but Bronx see the turtle. That's what I was thinking of. Remember, the Yankees had a pet turtle for some reason. Those who do you think? Probably the same thing that happened to dandy. They murdered it. Hopefully not. I don't know. We all get into eventually one way or another. Proxy will too. Murdered with a weird belt. But yes, there was proxy the turtle and Joey possum. So back to 1911 here. After Joey possum in 1911, the next year, the team got a more conventional animal mascot in February of 1912. The team trainer ralston duck white won a bull terrier pup in a bet on a boxing match. He named the puppy prince, brought him to spring training and gave him to the team to be their new mascot. The players renamed him tig and the pup began watching the players closely trying to learn the baseball business and how to contribute to the team. He had to learn that he should fetch a baseball. And only when told to do so that is often a complication when you see a bat dog sometimes in the minors or of sometimes they don't always draw the distinction between fetch and baseball game that they're not a part of generally they're good at that. They're still very good dogs, though. Yeah, oh, it's the best. He also had to chase cats and goats off the practice field. Very important part of his job. And guarded the player's sweaters, gloves, and bats from fans who might try to pilfer a souvenir. So, during the season, our old pal Jack granny, who is back in his three and two Jack stage of his career here, pre broadcasting was benched by a broken collarbone, and while recovering, he spent the time getting to know the dog better and teaching him tricks, such as rollover, jump, and play dead. The legend goes that it was Lajoie who recognized the bond that had grown between grainy and the dog and Lajoie told Jack, take him the dog is yours. So in 1913, spring training, Jack and tig come to spring training and it was decided to give him a name more befitting of the official mascot of the Cleveland team. Probably think he was a Tiger's mascot if he's going by type. Right. So a fan named Harold Davis suggested Larry, the team was called the naps because of lager, but ledger was known to family and friends and teammates as Larry, therefore, the team's mascot was named after Elijah as well, which is something that we don't do so much anymore like naming entire franchises after a player or a coach or manager or something. You can't really count on them to stay in one place long enough to do that. And they're all sorts of branding reasons why you would not necessarily want to keep changing your team's name. But I don't know, maybe something we should bring back. Anyway, tag was now Larry and he remained Larry. He was described as an exceedingly friendly dog who thrived on affection. What dog doesn't really and loved traveling with his teammates, whether he was tooling around with players in shoeless Joe Jackson's new car or writing the.
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"larry doby" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Hear from Larry Lester Treasure and historian of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and for historic the historical and researchers view of black baseball in America. We especially look forward to your calls that our and of course, Leon Day and Todd Bolton are invited to stay with us. Through the entire program, But I don't think we're going to make it through the entire show. It depends on how much energy we got. Right guys. We apologize friends for the lengthy introduction tonight, but realizing how few of you listeners were aware of the Negro baseball leagues, much less the Star player who resides to this day right here in Baltimore, we decided to fill you in before we get down to business. Leon Day was born in Alexandria, Virginia. On October 30th 1916 versatile player, Leon played both second base and the outfield in this 22 year career. He was a switch hitter who was consistently around the 300 mark. One time day was locked in a 00 pitching battle with his old rival, central page. He on several matters by home Marine off such in the ninth inning, the score the game's only run and pocket the victory. As a matter of fact, they won three out of four starts against Page and his seven East West All Star Game appearances stand as a record for the Negro Meeks. Leon played professional baseball for 22 years, summer and winter and half a dozen countries. He appeared in a record seven Negro League All Star games between 1935 and 1946 and set an all Star record by striking out a total of 14 batters. His best season was in 1937. When in league play, he finished the 61 game season going 13 to 0 with a 00.3 20 average. You know, I was telling Leon I made this terrible mistake when I was making a comment on his wonderful Leon Day Day, and I said his batting average. I abbreviated three. Oh, and I really did mean 300. I said, I was so terribly embarrassed. I got it right tonight at 3 20 average during winter ball in 1939 to 1940. Leon Day established a new Puerto Rican league record for strikeouts in a single game with 19. He also led the league that winner with 168 strikeouts in 1942. Leon Day established a Negro League record. By striking out 18 Baltimore He like Giants in a single game later that year, 1942 during the All Star game, he and Satchel Paige each entered the game against each other in the seventh inning. With the score tied 2 to 2 Leon face seven batters struck five of them out the last four in succession to end the game and beat page 5 to 1942 Leon was named to the Pittsburgh carriers All start. Boy, We got a lot of stuff when you telling Yeah American team for the Negro Leagues, Day and page were rated the two best pictures that they being rated over page. The paper said. Quote Leon Day is the best picture in Negro baseball, despite the fact that he was used daily, either as a pitcher, outfielder or infielder 1943 the day of the year I was born he was named by the Pittsburgh Courier is the outstanding mounds, men and Negro Baseball 1946. After 2.5 years in the Army, Listen to this guys. Leon came back and pitched an opening day no hitter against the Philadelphia Stars. He went nine and for that year with a means the 4 69 batting average, topping the league that season wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and complete games and in 1951 at the age of 35 with Toronto and the Triple A International League. Leon finished the season with at one point 58 earned run average. Leon Day spent the latter part of his career pitching as you call it, Triple A. Can. I call it that Triple A sounds? Well, I know that is triple a baseball for Winnipeg and Brandon in the Canadian League and finally retired at the age of 41 in 1956 Day, began his playing career with the Baltimore black socks in 1934. The same year they moved to Chester, Pennsylvania. He returned in 1949 to play for the champion Baltimore Relight Giants. Most of us playing years, however, war spent with the Newark Eagles Monte Irvin says quote day was as good as or better than Bob Gibson. Larry Doby notes that quote he didn't see anybody in the major leagues. That was better. Well. Welcome. The 21st century radios harangue him Ascend company where knowledge comes first Future Hall of Famer Leon Day. That was a fine time You've been having the last couple days, Leon and we understand it's far from over because Governor William Donald Schaefer Has something special planned for you in the weeks ahead, Leon. In your opinion, what was the difference between black and white professional ball? Well, the difference was the playing field and the money. Mhm. Yeah, that was different. You.
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"larry doby" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show
"Like was it ninety nine the year twenty four homers and like those chip teams to. I remember yes using in the middle of that parole with benitez and all that stuff. He's a good player. What are you laughing at dave. Just looking at smart geniuses on wikipedia. You are under the list of celebrity guests. Oh and then there's actually there's there's like another version of wikipedia out there right and it's it's describing these sports geniuses tournament and which i was not invited. Aw my numbers. I'll tell you baxter. I'm told us before. I had huge numbers on this show early immediately early controversy. We went my buddy mac win. I went to a we saw. We were back. Then you would go and watch ninety eight eighty ninety nine. You would go and watch the patriots like at the bar. Because you didn't have t- wasn't around you had to go watch on the on the ticket and then fucking pages. On ten o'clock you'd be sitting there and they at the bar. They had these fliers for this thing. Come trial for the show. Like fuck. Why not was in burbank. We went up there. I think i've told the story for. And this is like twelve a center room like different rooms of twelve. I got through to like the final thing. And there's like six of us in in one of the questions. Who's the first black player to play the american league. Larry doby nessa. Larry doby in a couple of the people got the wrong clear. Black guy the woman turned the the black guy. she's like. How did you know that the producer the guy was like Like uncomfortable so i went. Did it had good numbers and was not invited to the championship series. Very upsetting sports geniuses ended. Its run with an invitational tournament featuring the show's biggest winners to compete for a chance to new truck right trips to each of the.
"larry doby" Discussed on WGN Radio
"There is a player there named Eddie Robinson, who was a was a rookie. And whenever Lou Boudreau, the manager and also the shortstop, he was a player manager told Eddie Robinson the next day after Doby find on the Indians that he wants to try to be out at first base. Eddie Robinson quits the team. And so I do not want this to happen, because not only he is from Texas, and so there was probably some racial, uh, stuff going on there, but also he was fighting to preserve his spot in the League and then suddenly, a player from the Negro leagues comes onto the team. He's just like, well, I'm just going to put them and so basically, that is the only game that Larry Doby starts the entire 19 47th season. I think Indians executives could see that if they sort of slotted him in the lineup, it could cause further unrest among the Indians teammates. Um and so Doby really only comes to about a handful of times, 1947 and by the end of the season, he's really kind of considered to be a failure, as opposed to Jackie Robinson, who really excels. That first year, which I imagine does not help. Not that Jackie Robinson had an easy because he was good, but that certainly has a way of winning people over. Yeah, So A lot of people thought that are a lot of sort of white executives and teammates thought that Larry Doby quote unquote Skip the line that he did not go to the minor leagues to sort of get the training that he would need to make it to the majors. And they said, Well, we had to go to the minor leagues. We had to work our way up through the system. How does this guy come right onto the Indians and Jackie Robinson himself when he was signed by the Dodgers got sent to the minor leagues for an entire season, so he had a year of transition. Before he went from the Negro leagues to the major leagues. He could sort of work out a lot, a lot of stuff in the minor leagues and get used to an all white dugout and what that would entail. Larry Doby does not. And so it harbored a lot of resentment among players like Eddie Robinson, who said, Well, I don't want to sacrifice my playing time to somebody who is not quote unquote put in his dues. He hits under 200 those limited plate appearances in his first year in 1947. He does end up in the Hall of Fame and Luke Apple in will tell us how after this on WGN The holiday weekend ends.
"larry doby" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Afternoon news. It's John Hanson in for Mr Steve Burr trend here today I'll take you up till 6 30 the start of Game four of the Stanley Cup playoffs today. Thanks so much for joining us 312981 72 100 is the phone line would love for you to join in. You'll talked about Anderson first He's across the glass producing TJ gimbal over there to acting as our intern today, Mark Carmen in the sports hot car. Um, Long day for you, buddy. Hi, John. Guess indeed. Good to be here, Brother. Good to see you. Always good to see you, too. Let's hope those cubs can, uh Can get one here. It's been rough, nothing like nine losses in a row to ruin the season. Someone posted the last time or the last losing streaks over this long going back to I don't know when. And I was looking at the years and I'm like, Yeah, None of those years turned out. Good. Yeah. No, This is not the plan. This is not the formula for success. No, it isn't. Even though the White Sox had dropped a couple. It's a good news is the Indians have done the same thing? Yeah. Six Games up World Series for sure. Speaking of the Indians on this date, I believe my math is correct at 74 years ago. The Cleveland Indians took on the Chicago White Sox on the south side of Comiskey Park and Larry Doby made his debut. He took a train from New Jersey overnight to Chicago to become the first black player in the American League just a few weeks after Jackie Robinson I know a lot of you out there know the name Larry Doby. He managed for the White Sox. At one point, I consider myself a baseball connoisseur. And maybe I knew the name at some point, but I honestly didn't know much about him. And we've got Luke Evelyn coming. And he wrote a book about that Cleveland Indian team and the story of this incredible player who broke a huge barrier and his story is very different than Jackie Robinson's. It's an interesting chat, and, uh, I don't know, do you? I mean, did you know much about Larry Doby? I mean, I've heard the name a million times. But, uh, like I had forgotten that he had had managed with the White Sox and So that was you just piqued my interest there and you know he when you go back to Cleveland and breaking the color, very Bill Veeck own the Indians. At that point, Of course, he was the owner of the White Sox and just a huge figure in Chicago. Overall, Bill Veeck, so Just gotta get interesting when you do the history on it, But everybody talks about Jackie Robinson. I mean, Dolby came through three months later, and his treatment from all reports was straight. Brutal. Yeah, So it's a great topic, man. I think he said in an article a couple of many years ago at this point, he said, Of course, they treated me as bad as they treated Jackie. It wasn't like the second guy came in, and they were like, Oh, yeah, sure. Now we're all okay with it. And he had a really bad first year. He had a great secondary. We'll break that down with the author, and he had a Washington Post column out today about Luke Apple. We'll chat with him after the 4 30 news, But I want to say a little Bob Kessler to my friend. How are you doing? On this gorgeous Monday doing great. Yeah, Happy Fifth of July. I know it's weird What? It's always weird when the fourth falls on a Sunday already holiday does Right little bonus Day, a little bonus day, But I still felt yesterday. The Sunday scare ease, even though I had nothing to do, But come here. On my worst area here. No night. You're not nice to write. You guys are very pleasant. I'd be scared if it was someone else in your chair. Yeah, if it was clipping or something real work. Yeah, He's a teddy bear E Okay. Were there smiling Not to not to pick your guy's brain right off the start, but our first guest coming up in a little bit is going to chat us through. A topic. I have a lot of interest in. I'm about to read you guys a series of names Carmen and Kessler. And I want you to stop me when you know what each of these people have in common. Does that sound good? Okay, so all these names they all have something in common, William Ellery. Anything yet? No, no, no, it's fine. How about Francis Lewis? Francis Lewis. Any guesses yet those two bolted something Richard Stockton. Not naming not ringing the bell. I'm going to Google. Uh, very, very tempted to cheat right now. That's not Dick Stockton. And then long sample. No, no sports guy, Okay? I mean, that could be his full name. He doesn't have anything common. William Ellery Francis Lewis. Richard shocked at how about Charles Carroll? Is that helping you out at all? Carol? No. Was testing purple? No. You're making me look bad here. Kessler. You're supposed to come to the rescuers will know it either. So we're both equally 31 to 91 7200. If you can get this by the end of the list. I'll give you a high five across the phone line. Here's number five for you, Francis Hop Hopkinson. He's also on this list. Any guesses? Nothing. Nothing ringing about Got to Francis is to have you got to Francis's ones of Hopkinson is one's Louis. How about button? Gwinnett is if anything to do The Star Star Spangled Banner? No. Yes. Maybe. Maybe I'll don't don't shout it out quite yet. Because we've got another caller on the line. Upcoming answer for you that six of them. How about Caesar? Rodney? These are run. Okay? Yeah, He was a signer of the Eat the right go and finish it. Signed the Declaration of Independence. Yes, all those names I just listed off. Remember that? Okay, Here's how I remember. Please tell me how that was the one when I was in middle school, we watch the movie. Um 17 76, the musical. Oh, yeah, the seventies with William Daniels, you know, from later from boy meets world as I believe, Tom, not Thomas Jefferson. Forget who he played anyway. So in that film they had, like Caesar. Rodney had like a cloth over half of his face. And I remember our teacher saying, Well, he had cancer. And that was to keep people from so they wouldn't throw up And they look Oh, okay. That was the Yeah, I remember that. Well, you pull that deep from your brain there, Okay? No, that's just you know how certain things just Well in bed. Not like that. But apparently that one did for you know, I'm glad you got it, because that was the last name on the list. Yes, The seven names I just read were signers of the Declaration of Independence. We all know the famous ones. Of course, the writer the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson, all of 33 years old, But since its July the fifth I wanted to figure out what happened to some of these guys after they signed The Declaration of Independence. Well, good news is we've got a best selling author on after this break to tell us some really cool stories about what happened to some of these guys that we've never heard of. Coming up on. W g. M 2.5. Hours ago, I placed.
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"larry doby" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"They've got guys to step in just time after time, and they keep coming through, so and then you've got you know, with the right headed hitting lineup. Later on. You've got a bunch of left hand hitters coming off the bench if you need it, so it's been really interesting. Yeah. Capitalist plan is working and and it's one of the It's one of the great things that they still need to hit better with guys on base, But you know, last night in particular. Diesel. Funny was so good. They just needed a couple of turkey hits and they got him and just a quick note on that to get good for Kapler, letting him go out for the night. So that was terrific. Actually wish he'd let him finish. Finish the game and we're listening to Crewe Co. Then he goes. You're talking about finishing a game complete games. He gets to get that 27th out. There's no feeling like it. It's the greatest feeling in the world. And you can't imagine what it does do a guy's confidence and I wish they'd let him getting take another shot at that 27th out. But these days, if you let a guy go go eight and two thirds it's unbelievable. Well, it was. You know, anytime you you get to save situation they always try to give somebody is safe. But I I was I'm all with you Listening to the game. I said, Yeah. Eight and two thirds. Come on. You got a 5 to 2 lead, and, you know, it's not like you're bringing John Blanchard up off the bench. Or, you know Jerry Lynch Jerry Lynch. Hey, we got very lucky Moto today. We got him in the show today. Very good, Bruce. Very good. Yeah. Dave Philly. Really? But yeah, I I agree with you, but he's an All Star and Gausman is not going to be an all star, obviously, because he's going to pitch Sunday. The Graham is out as well. And I would think Walker Buehler in disco. Funny. I mean, I would think you'd add those two No, absolutely. I mean, Walker Buehler, you know, gets a He's a lot more of a marquee name. He's been nothing but great since he came up and display fine. It's kind of resurrecting his career. So I think Bueller probably the first guy they look at, but absolutely it anti, Sclafani said. He didn't really have anything about going last night. You didn't have good stuff at all. And I think that's getting old. Yes, Yes, Yes, with that in his last start to that He just mauled everybody to Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, We had something. I'll tell you that. I think we're going to stop asking him that question in as Bill Parcells said. Your record speaks for itself. Yeah, He's been terrific. He really has been terrific Bill 27 outs. Were you surprised They pulled him at that last out. After eight innings because rubber you up and they were talking about him going eight innings. You still had 90 pitches when he went back out there. I was, like, okay, finish this thing because that's what you're out. Therefore And when you look at Herman Marquis, he's the only one who's got three complete games. He's at all stars. So I was thinking maybe capital is trying to push him to equal Marquez with three said, But you know I'm right with you guys. I mean, he should have just got one more hitter, tried one more. During the game. You know you saw Capital go out and talk to him. I'm loving that he's talking to his starters. He's not just pulling them before he talks to him. He's changed a little bit on that point, but my question to you today. Both you guys if you know, you know. Last night, the Giants played their only night game. They were the only team to play Nike me even though 6 15 was the start today, they're the first came up and they had to travel. Does the players association approved the schedule? Bruce? Do you know that if they have anything to do with it? Yeah, I'm really not on the inside of that. I'm not. I'm not sure how that works, but, um, no. I'm a little bit in the dark there, but I mean, it's it's good they're playing. I mean, it's not really a day game today. I don't know how it works. Is my answer. Marty. Yeah, I I think there's something about going time zones. Uh And then if you have a night game, which is I guess last night was a six of six dead started night game. And this is Is it a day game at 305? I don't know. But there are rules. Uh, you know, in this last agreement that said, you can't have these crazy trips, you know, play a game in New York on Sunday night. And a day game in San Francisco on Monday, so I would think there probably is something in there, Bill. Yeah, it doesn't come up very often as it used to who are really egregious violations of just you know, decency? Yeah, I don't. I don't think so. In that one. Hey, Um, Bruce, uh, we did want to touch on Larry Doby today. Uh, and that overlook him at all. July 5th 1947. He integrates the American League. We had Bob Kendrick on Saturday night from the Negro League Baseball Museum to tell the story. But you and I have done this show for so many years together, and each year we we recognize Larry Doby in his contribution to American society, baseball and what a tough time he had is just as a young 22 year old breaking into baseball. Yeah, I mean, you know he wasn't the first. But in the meantime, in 1947 he gets brought up around the All Star breakfast a few weeks after Jackie Robinson breaks in a few months, and he's the only black guy the American League. Come on. I mean that there were no interleague games. It's not like he and Jackie can get together before an interleague game and talk about what's what's going on here is the only black guy in the American League went through the same kind of thing. Jackie Robinson did and overcame it the same way as he said, You know, I just fought back all the stuff that came happy by playing as hard as they could and being one of the best the best players in the league, which he absolutely was. I mean, he was an all star every year for like, six years running. He led the league in just about anything you can name, including homers and RBIs along the way he was Almost the M V P for Yogi Bera, 1 1954 m v P. Magdalena was second he started and you know, they got to the Cleveland got to the series in 48. He became the first black player to hit, you know, Homer in the World Series off Johnny saying, no less. So he had a wonderful, wonderful career he played for in the Negro leagues. He was with the Newark Eagles. He's a New Jersey guy player from the Newark Eagles, and one year they knocked off the Legendary Kansas City Monarchs with Satchel Paige to win the that leader Leagues title. So really a very nice career. Um, I think he really wanted to top it off by being a manager, and it was it was. It was tough all the way into the seventies. You know he hadn't seen one. Finally, Frank Robinson breaks Tra in 77. I'm sorry. It was at 75 with Cleveland, but but Larry Doby was the second black manager in major league history with the White Sox. They fired. They fired Bob Lemon, and he took over and it just didn't work out. They went like 37 50, and he never got another chance. I think that that really bothered him. Yeah. I build you familiar with Larry Doby and Oh, for sure. Yeah. Yeah. You know, I grew up in Ohio. So he was a Cleveland Indian, and that was one of the things you need to follow the Indians and the Tigers and the Reds. That's kind of what I followed at and You know, I remember him being an all star. He seemed like he was in an All Star game every year, and I was just looking up seven time All star. That was one of the major things I remember about Larry Doby and some of the things that Bruce has said You can't put exclamation points around that because he just had a fabulous career. Of course, his numbers retired also, and you know that was that kind of guy that everybody kind of knew. But he wasn't that big name that everybody wanted to be that superstar when he was on a really good team. Yeah, Cleveland team had had a bunch of great and amazing pitching staff, which is really kind of the ongoing story of those Indians teams, Early win and Bob Feller and those guys Bob Lemon Garcia, but But he was an absolute mainstay. And as you said, you know the plan and all it was a fixture in the All Star game, which is very, very cool. He really He really made a tremendous career. You know, for himself against against heavy odds back then serious odds. Well, he's such a young man, and when they introduced them into the clubhouse, you know they signed them on July 3rd. Now it's July 5th. They get them in the game, and he strikes out and they basically don't use them much the rest of the year. But in the clubhouse when they brought him in, people just turned away, even shake his hand. And now we're not talking about Jackie Robinson, who's you know made issues on the bus. While he was in the Army, U C L A star and all the the Fabric that Jackie had to deal with all this stuff..
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"larry doby" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Tell you where they played in the field. He recognized the talent and the skill of these players in the negro leagues and he also recognize a negro lead owners needed to be compensated for finding scouting developing these players. Unlike ricky who kind of thought that the negro leagues was more along the lines of the racket and did not compensate owners at first for the players he signed for them and so he really sort of had a more allusive nature in terms of that. And i mean the the relationship that bill beck form with larry. Doby was extremely tight. If dobie was was at a bad spot beck would take him out to dinner. That go see they jazz bar. They listened to jazz just a show of expression of his support for jobe To know that we can get through this time and it was a bond that lasted throughout their entire life. Tell me what you learned about satchel page. We'll central page for me was kind of along the lines of beck. I knew the the sort of tall tales about him him. Sort of calling the fielders off the field so he could get batters out on his own. The sort of nicknames they had for pitches his His distinctive style. But what. I really learned about central pages. I think he is the greatest entrepreneurial athletes that this country has ever known. He came from the depths of the deep south. During a time of extreme. Jim crow and segregation laws and with insert of a decade of professional baseball. He builds himself up into basically a one man franchise he is belonging to teams like the pitch crawford's and whatnot but he's also leasing out his services to semi pro teams or other teams that that that could use a boost for their bottom line and he's pocketing gate receipts during a time. Whenever you know the new releases were in pretty dire. Financial straits satchel pages making about as much money as a superstar in the major leagues. Back he says at oftentimes when people ask him why he's not in the majors says it's because the major leagues can't pay him enough to be there. I'm on the idea of him. Building himself up into this sort of extremely forward thinking entrepreneurial businessman during that time i think is an incredible feat and one that that athletes from ranging from michael jordan. Lebron james really follow in that. That line so i always have felt like Look when we had the conversation about the greatest pitcher ever You know now would include a clayton kershaw pedro martinez roger. Clemens is sandy. Colfax walter johnson. I always thought satchel patriot being that conversation. Tell me about what you learned about him as a pitcher in doing this. Well there's no doubt about it He had a sort of the he. He had a sort of swiftness to his pitches. That that that was evident from a very early age very similar to to bob sellers swiftness which was also evident from an early age. But what people really sort of ingrained in him during his apprenticeship was command. He could put the ball wherever he wanted to over the plate and so he's not only sort of throwing fast in and hard but he was sort of a a master painting the corners and he always i mean he was very cerebral pitcher as well he would say that he could sort of look at your stance or he could look at the way that you're swinging in the batter's box inserted immediately began to identify where your weaknesses were and throw the ball. Exactly they're One of the things that he used to do while warming up was taking like chewing gum wrapper or a dime and having the catcher. Put it on various parts of the plate and then he just throw pitch overpitched after the over the chewing gum wrapper And so really. It's that sort of control that allows him not only to excel but the longevity that then defines his career yet which is why. Have you know among modern pitchers. I think of Him the closest cop might actually be jacob degrom. Who is you know you watch him pitch and he just owns this three and slid sliver right off the plate and he sort of had that same angle area that That satchel page. Did i learned more than any of the people that you wrote about in your book. Learn more about bob feller Who's you know. He was be around the indians for the rest of his life. After his career ended he would go down and do fantasy camps. But i didn't realize sort of the way that he was regarded within that You know within that organization in the way that he was. Can you just describe. That was fascinating to me. We'll bump filler. Was a sensation from the time that he comes into major league baseball he his is origin story. I think is is unlike any other that that you can imagine in baseball. He comes from a small town in rural iowa. His father senses an extraordinary ability and him from a young age so he clears off a patch of their farmland builds. In what is basically to build a dreams. Feller makes the news at age seventeen in his very first major league start ever. He ties the american league Record for strikeouts four-star slater. He ties the major league record. He is so famous that his high school graduation is broadcast live from coast to coast on radio And fellow really knows how to sort of leverage that story like page he has a very entrepreneurial bent to him He spends sort of a lot of his career. Just kind of leg self mythology In really looking for ways to sort of capitalize on his his spain his fortune through barnstorming tours through radio programs. Through everything like that. What kind of happens in nineteen forty seven and nineteen forty eight is that he stumbles a little bit as a pitcher He gets a little bit injured. His fastball of loses some speed and then once that happens spans kinda start to turn on him. A little bit They they think that he is devoting too much time to his outside interests and not enough time to pitching in so he becomes kind of almost like a villain to a lot of major league baseball at that time. And i think it's something you could see. Nowadays anytime in. Athletes seems to not be playing as well. People say oh he's he's too distracted by endorsements or relationships or whatever It's it's a manifestation of that so earlier this year we were talking with the director of forty two. And i asked him about the the coolest response that he got to that movie and he told us great story about rachel robinson in a sitting in screening for the first time. I'm curious about you as you finish his book and you unveil it. What was a cool response that you got to it. That really stuck with you. I mean i. I've been i've been very heartened by many people seem to have enjoyed it. I was most worried about the response. By bob feller's family. I go into a little bit of depth. About how feller was perhaps a little bit more along the traditionalist side when it came to integration. he Sometimes would say to the press that he didn't believe that there were any black players that were ready to be in the major leagues and his family reached out to be instead of that. They thought that it was one of the better one of the better portraits of their father that they'd seen in that they thought that you had to show all sides of for that So yeah it's it's been really heartening. Tell me about what you've heard from. Cleveland fans especially older fans. I'm sure you've got a lot of response. Oh yeah i mean. I'm i'm really. I'm really excited. Whenever anybody rights to be in says they were at a certain game of the nineteen forty eight world series of their father was up against. I've had so many people send me pictures of the ticket stubs that they've from the nineteen forty eight world series And it seems like a a lot of clevelanders that were alive during nineteen forty eight had some sort of interaction with bill that he was out and about on the town always. He loves her roam through the stadium and chat people up. It seemed that if you were in cleveland during that time you would just run into. It was almost like he was the mayor of that town. I got to tell you when you look at pictures of the nineteen forty.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"larry doby" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"These folks here roles and they're no longer mythical figures like pol. Bunion are still driving. John henry These stats the demise their accomplishments. I'm going to speak on behalf of imagine just to give some family but all the other family as well because we didn't keep in touch first of all. We're very excited at baseball reference. Come out with these. We all know that mainly basal made a huge announcement last year to clue. Nicholas insistence into the record books. We're very excited to work with sean myself as well my historian. So i'm kern to work with sean on josh gibson's piece as a family speak about. This is very exciting to us. Because as larry mentioned it not only gives you being paul bunyan aspect of it but if also give you store aspect of it where now you can relate. Initially statistics and major league baseball six. There were several conversations. I used to always have about black and white right and started to be like josh considered one of the greatest black baseball players. Well now can say josh. You consider one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It's no a black and white as we all talk about it. As we move forward is very exciting. To see this opportunity come forefront. We know the at the last year and to finally see this actually take place in the pharmacy baseball records. The first one to step out and showed us insist becoming out tomorrow and we're very excited to be a part of this as as as far as the families are no. We have central page is on here today. linda page. But gleaner is sean mentioned but necessar- oh she's were turkey stearns ron lee. Who's one of three players. That's living still from the nineteen twenty to nineteen forty era. We all started at niggly families and player lines and we all stick together and we all want to make sure that we all work together. And we're very excited that this opportunity has come today. We're very excited. Thanks auto questions leading up to only josh gibson. But the other greg nibbling baseball players that will be included anthony satistics. Okay and i want to play one more clip for you of sean larry in this one which also ask for a few minutes you will hear them talk about the personal significance of this news to them and to the families of negro leaguers and to the surviving negro leaguers themselves. This time the first voice you hear will be shawn's followed by larry's for me. I'll go first for me. It's going to be very exciting to see. Josh gives his name as well. Doubling great baseball players in some of the categories not just in some of the category but ranked as far as the top five. And you know josh situation. You know. We all know his batting average in nineteen forty three. They'd be the all time single season batting average on that year. So you know like larry. Seeing tomorrow you'll see a lot of black faces black like names tomorrow including any statistics on whether it was charleston. Bullet rogan central page bug leonard. And let's those lawn is very exciting. But you know as far as the fantasy perspective. We're just very excited to see this happen. You know major league baseball announcing it was a lot of unanswered questions of how this is actually gonna take place. And you know sean. His crew is definitely showed us how it would take place on. That would become an tomorrow. So we're very excited. But there's also give a chance to see a guy like ron easley. The mentioned before he's ninety four years old and for him to be still living in the be able to see this come true for him is a blessing for our families. He has only one of three players that are still living in that era. Willie mays and i'm going to say the alert and correctly i think is bar gleason and and ron easley and so for him to be able to see this. You know you've probably never thought that he was something like this in his lifetime. And so i'm very excited for him myself more than you know about josh. But he's still living you know jobs and see it. But i mean Ron caesar is actually see his name including a record books so from the family's perspective is very exciting and from the player who still living and ninety four years old. It's going to be phenomenal for him to see that I agree with sean. This has been roller coaster. Ride for a sit in the living room. Many of these ball players the interview there when nobody knew they were on their radar and listen to their stories of how they compete against their white. Counterparts is overwhelming and Sometimes bring a tear to your eye when you talk to them about their greatness with they were able to accomplish and and so this is a a long journey for me Bittersweet bitter in that. It took so long for major league baseball to the negron ecstatic. I think this country has become a woken based on several social issues and concerns police brutality and systemic racism and now we have come full circle to recognize the greatness of the ball players who shannon. I've already we know that. The greatness of these men and some cases women have always been on our radar screen along with great owners. Like gus greenlee. Tom wilson in a jail workers and so forth so well and so. This is an opportunity for america to learn about some of the greatest ball players who ever played the game. They just happened to be Over darker complexion. So i'm looking forward to The advocates the promoters. I welcome all the critics. We got to stash the backup our talk so bring it home and i welcome any and all questions and concerns about the greatness of black men of color lastly. I figured that some of you will be wondering well. How complete are the stats. What research still needs to be done. We get into that with sean foreman a little later. But larry lester gave a slightly longer answer about that at the press conference. So here's larry speaking for a couple minutes about the work that has been done in the work that still needs to be done. Basically nine in the twenties of baseball was covered extensively by the black press so we have between ninety five to ninety nine percent of those gangs in the nineteen twenties based on scandals that have been printed. We go into the thirties with the depression We have less coverage. Sometimes it's sporadic. We made have maybe sixty seventy seventy five percent of the gangs discovered and as we move forward into the forties World war two and a new awareness With his country moving forward. We once again fan ninety percent of the game. we have mass a great database of games. However there are some gangs that are missy especially in one thousand nine forty eight. Because the like chris starting to cover with jackie robinson and larry doby and.
KNBR The Sports Leader
"larry doby" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And I don't mean to belittle it when I say only in Mexico, but he had a terrific Korea down there. Well, you came up with the Cleveland Indians Tell me about getting to the big leagues for you. When did it all happened? Maybe a first game in the big leagues Get into the big leagues was extremely difficult. In my day. You couldn't start in double that You had to start in Class D now because Of the segregation problems and we had our class D team was in Tifton, Georgia. I couldn't go there, so they sent me to Fargo, North Dakota, where I won rookie of the year and I won 21 Ball games became the first half for American to win 20 games in the minor league system. Then I went from Claire. See the Class B, Where won 19 games almost didn't lose a game And then I went to reading Pennsylvania. Classy. We are learned a great lesson because Was 11 in one and I was getting a little bit older, a little bit more confident, and I thought I knew more about baseball than anybody else. I was upset that it didn't take me immediately to the major leagues after I got to be 11 and one slough it off a little bit. Didn't stay in shape, got in an argument with the manager and ended up to season the second half, winning only two ballgames. So it was a great lesson for me to learn at that time that you must not lose focus, despite the fact that you are disappointed in something well, I went to winter ball and straighten everything out and I got a chance to go to San Diego in the Pacific Coast League on 1 18 there and then they brought me up to the major leagues. After that, Tell me about getting up to the big leagues and what that was like. Carbon fell was there, But then they fired. Kirby fell, And then they hired Joe Garden and then Joe Gordon was traded as a manager for Jimmy Dykes, but it was difficult to get to the major leagues. You just couldn't the Cleveland Indians had a terrific ball club. They had a terrific pitching staff early win Bob Lemon Herbie School on How them On Right now Alaska. They sent many pictures back to the minor leagues, but I was lucky that I came at that particular time when their careers was winding down. So I broke that pitching staff and I won my first game. But you know, when you are rookie in the major leagues, everything is huge. Everything was exciting. The road trips was exciting, but Larry Doby was on the ball club when I got there, they say you're rooming with Larry Doby. So I went in the room. Larry came in the room. He says. Oh, you're much cat Grant. I said Yes, sir. Mr Dobie, He said wish bad you want I said Yes. So, Mr Dobie, he said we're going to have to get rid of that. Yes. So, Mr Don't say yes, sir. Mr Dover, Julius Swamp Fire. Grant never made it to the big leagues but pitched effectively in the minors from 1956 through 1969. Swamp Fire had his two best seasons with Monterey in the Mexican League in 1966 and seven winning 38 games while losing only 19 over the two seasons. Mudcat and swamp fire. I would have liked to have seen them together. Pitching in the majors. This is Marty Lourie joined Mudcat Grant tomorrow as he tells.
Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"larry doby" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Silence cloaked in darkness but just because history is silent. It doesn't mean that it did not take place. President also talked about programs he plans to implement to make it easier for people of color to get mortgages than small business loans. Democrat melanie stands. Berries won a special election to congress to fill a vacancy that had been held by interior secretary deb holland. America is listening to fox. News indeed is the job site that makes hiring as easy as one two three post screen and interview all and indeed get your quality shortlist of candidates whose resumes on indeed match. Your job description faster. Only pay for the candidates that meet must have qualifications. According to tally us indeed delivers four times. More hires than all other job sites combined. If you're hiring you need indeed. It started right now with a free. 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Newsradio 700 WLW
"larry doby" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"On February 18th of this year. Which would have been his dad's 98th birthday, But Dad had died back in 2008 years. You know, it was really that I thought was really touching Way wrote. You know, it's just imagined that his dad was spring training starting wars. Somewhere. Yeah, you could imagine in them Sheriff Soda, some narrow the hot dog and beer. Joanne Baseball. I hope that I hope this happens. I think I think it would be a fantastic story of fantastic moment. Yeah, I'd even might even be open to having you Let them talk politics to see, you know, Hear what 12 13 years later after they ran really intense race. And you know What? You know what did they have thoughts onto between anything? Not during the gotcha One other point you made in here about sharing. I think this you know, really speaks to You know, shared sincerity, not only his sincerity, you know for just his job, but also about the Cleveland Indians of the franchise that you know when the when the team said they were gonna drop the longtime chief Wahoo mascot. Chair. Talk about what she did after that. Well, uh, any of this they did drop Chief Wahoo. Yeah, pretty much horrible caricature. Anyone on And sheriff didn't raise any objections of that. He. In fact, he said, You're gonna name it, giving another name. Let's calm the Cleveland Buckeyes. I am. The Cleveland Buckeyes were a very good and very successful Negro only team back in the 19 forties. And they want they want the Negro League Championship and World Series and 1945. I am, he said. It would be a great, you know, hey, made the argument look way have a good civil rights record was was baseball with other things? Larry Doby first American League, Uh, black player who just followed shortly after Jackie Robinson with the Dodgers. Um And you know, naming them after the Buckeyes would be would be perfect, and I thought it was a good idea. I said, That's not bad. Uh, but you know, people, then people got the Shorts all bunched up because Ohio State on those Buckeyes and likely kind of apparently. Oh, word Buckeye belongs to them, right? Well, I mean, it means I mean, the Cleveland Buckeyes means something It's not like because the Buckeye State in all the big university as it This has deep deep Me. Yeah, right. Um, it ties the present day, Uh, Cleveland team to that era. Where Cleveland had really a very successful Negro League franchise that did very well and, uh, you know, I just thought it was good. Yeah, but Then he got shot down. Um, talking with Howard Wilkinson catch him on Twitter at Howard Wilkinson, He's senior political analyst for WB X you long time folks remember him from his time with since I inquire political reporter and columnist They're real quick. Got about another minute. Howard and shared a great story about your mom today on Mother's Day and on Facebook, and I always love how you You bring life experiences and relationships back into baseball and you're talking about if the Reds were in town. Your mom always wanted to go to the red scheme on Mother's Day. Oh, yeah, Absolutely. I mean, there's no question about it. I could tell her. You know, we're going toe five star restaurant. We're going to, uh, go jet skiing or not, You know anything? But the only thing she really wanted to do if the Reds win town was to go down to the ballpark. And when she go to the ballpark, she was treated like a roiled by the Usher. Remember, you're talking about the Oscars. Yeah, Tom and found they just treated her like the Queen of Sheba. She loved it. And for me, it was great. I said yes, sure. I'll take, you know, boxing. And if they weren't in town, she would write it down and she would look on our schedule to see when they were back. So can we do it? Let's celebrate Mother's Day on this day instead of it. Yes, Yes, sure, Mom. Great stuff, Howard. Thank you so much for joining her day I knew in a pinch, and I read your thing, and I'm like, and then I saw your post on your mom and I'm like I'd love to get Howard. Come on. So thanks for coming on, Sheriff. Absolutely not have a great rest of week and how to talk to you. Take a break Your news radio 700 wlw. Now a special message for Mom. Mother's Day..
WNYC 93.9 FM
"larry doby" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Miami Marlins general manager Kim Hang made history as the first woman and the first Asian American general manager. Major League Baseball. And shattered one of the few glass ceilings that exist in major league baseball for women. She stands on the shoulders of another woman named F A Manly who 85 years ago, triumphed as a baseball executive and became the first and only woman to envy inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A new book called Baseball's Leading Lady. F. A Manly and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues. Author Andrea Williams tells the remarkable story of F A Manly, the owner and co manager of the Newark Eagles, a team she cultivated into a powerhouse. She also explores manly civil rights activism and the history of American baseball. Andrea Welcome to all of it. Hi. How are you? Good. So let's start with the fact that you are not only a baseball fan, you have worked professionally around the sport. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum know when you first heard about the life and learned about the career of F A manly What jumped out at you? What leapt out at you about her career. Yeah, I think the first thing was just that she had done. It was really just what she was able to accomplish in the thirties and forties. I started working active you them in the summer of 2004. I had just graduated with the sport management degree and By myself, working in a front office on myself, ultimately becoming a general manager of a major league baseball team. I wanted to work at a small market club and, you know, I had my own Moneyball aspirations. But at the time there was no one you know you mentioned in the intro Kim and what? Just becoming the first last year And so, you know, I would always say that. You know, I wanted to be the first but I really thought that Kim would beat me. Um And I don't know. I mean, I do know why it took so long One, but yes, see, Seen F um and what she accomplished back then was was really eye opening because a We didn't really know about it. You know, I just got my job at the museum and Up. Kendrick, who is the president now was giving me a cooler and, you know, I saw her picture in the corner and started asking questions and researching and reading and doing all the things and, Yeah, it was. It was remarkable because she had been owners, um, female owner his team before that they're you know, have been owners and Major League baseball and in the Negro leagues, but she Didn't just only team husband. She really handle the day to day did all the player contracts and negotiations or the equipment and manage the books and did all of the things that a general manager does. And she gave it back there. Open the book with a scene for the 1946 Negro World, Syriza and F Family's team. The North Eagles play and beat the Kansas City Monarchs. Why was this such a pivotal moment in her career and in baseball history? Yeah, it was. It was pivotal because of me. I'm sure I don't think she had. Why? No, she didn't have any. You know, she wasn't a little girl thinking of owning and operating a professional baseball team one day, but everything that she did. She did it to the degree. So if she's in based on now she wants to live. No, it matter that she, you know, Matter of fact celibate like she. She's been struggling. All this part 200 steam, You know, having having a professional team hard anyway, But doing it in black baseball was that much harder. You know, Budgets were tight, You know, they didn't. They didn't have their own stadium, very few black owners on their own stadium, so they were giving up. Hefty portion of gate receipts every single game to the white teams that they rented stadium space from so everything was always such a struggle. And so it was finally like, yes, this is this is what it was all for. It also missed it. Now, when you're the top team, right gate receipts go up because now people want to come see the best of the best to play in that team. Hurt. Here We really go goes on it. Larry Doby, who became the first black player in the American League following Jackie, who was first in the nationally he was on that team, one of efforts players Oh, yeah, It is a big deal. You know, Now that we see that, um Major League Baseball is element you know, has elevated the status of the peace Negro League players. You know that All of those guys were doing it on a professional level, and they were champions. My guess is Andrea Williams. They've her book is baseball's leading lady F A manly and the rise and fall of the Negro leaves. So in a little back background on efforts was born in Philadelphia, 18 97, and if you Google her her heritage has been debated for some time. Of and you write in your book that, according to US census records, her mother had at least some black heritage. And she and her mom and her half siblings lived his black Americans. She finds out later that her father Is white as the result of a relationship or affair, I guess how did she live in the world? And what impact did this have on the way she became involved in baseball and worked and lived in baseball. Yeah, As for definitely, um, you know, she took advantage of her fair complexion when she could when she needed to know she didn't interview later in life and talked about how you know if she was traveling alone, she would say in a white hotel or either the white only restaurant. Um, but I think that really that privilege is what enabled her to come back to Negro League baseball and say to it is boardroom in the In the conference is for the Negro National League. When she's surrounded by all of these black men and saying, OK, this is what we need to do..
WCBM 680 AM
"larry doby" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"But there's some strings business and they fired. Just not all there, announcers. Do you know about this? Jim 100 They fired today. 100. Tom Davis, Born in Derry, Thorne. All over out. Wow. I don't know what I mean. They were better than team. Yeah, but they kept Jim Palmer and public dollar. It must be a money issue. I guess I'm well, Their contracts are probably Yeah, I know, but all of them, I mean, it's kind of unusual that they were, well, the fire Tom Davis, just like You know, Taking the Orioles out of Baltimore is for David's reaction in this town that she's going to Yeah, Dempsey, too. I mean, it's But Tom Davis has been here longer than all of Yeah, you know, I mean, and that's all I'm saying is still a money issue. Jim 100 thought he was. He was very good. Joe. Angela liked him. Also, there were all we're good. You know it, Z they, You know, the Orioles always took here their own and it seems like they don't do that anymore. All right, well, In other sports news. I'm sure you all know that the Ravens will pick number 27 the draft In late April, they released Robert Griffin. And if the 39 years of consecutive indoor soccer the Baltimore blast season is canceled. Do the cover because they can't have that many people in the room and they moved to Towson. Yeah, that's where they were. That's right there at the testing, right? Ronnie Stanley Marlowe Humphrey Wink Martindale of the family of Eric DeCosta all Ravens. They have donated lots of money to help local restaurants. He didn't make. It made a nice donation. That was very nice. We acknowledge this week the passing of Senator Senate President Mike Miller after career of nearly 50 years in the Senate and House of represent House of delegates again, we mentioned Larry King Hank Aaron. For the readers among us out. They're the number one hardback fiction book. This thing this week is Star Wars. The high Republicans the number one export. Did you know Bob But you didn't that the horseshoe crab is very important to saving human lives. It is. I know you're looking at me like it's possible but has something to do with their copper based blood. They're even thinking about using it to fight the covert. Hmm. So that's interesting. The number one film in America is the marksman. I think it's still right s O from me. Walker, Texas Ranger is back without Chuck Norris. The new guys named Jared Pedal Lucky I never heard of this guy. Terry Bradshaw will be back with his family with Bradshaw both seen on the TV. And if you like Girl Scout cookies, you'll be thrilled to know that they're now going to be delivered to you via Grubhub beginning February, 1st. And just this week, Tom Brokaw retired after a very illustrious career. I'm done. Well, what did he retire from? What was he doing on NBC? He was doing specials. Okay. Well, he was the anchorman for the longest time, right? But he has an anchor for all that time. He did certain specials for them for the last I think, 10 years. Yes, he did the elections to him. Yeah, I like that. I thought it was good. Yes, it is an icon. He's no Walter Cronkite. Of course, Nobody's Walter Cronkite. Okay, Before we go to your stories are way need to talk about just a few minutes about Another death and in the baseball Family. I mean, another call of Famer. It's just amazing. The many number 44 Atlanta Braves and hammering hammering hammering Hank Gone. I mean, this has been a horrible year for For baseball and a great players, and he was one of the top five baseball players of all time. Hank Aaron. He was. He was a great he He was a class guy. He was He worked for the Braves for over 50 years. Include C major leagues and R B I s He's You Know they everybody ton people don't acknowledge Bobby bonds as three home run. King. But Hank Aaron's really the home run king because he did it legitimately grief, though in his life. Yeah, well, he you know him and Jackie Robinson probably took the brunt of Larry Doby. The brunt of racial hatred and everything so well, I tell you, you know. Recently we had the movie 42 about Jackie Robinson. I think they should do a movie about Hank Aaron and call it 44 might absolutely not. And I think baseball to retire that number that no other player can wear that number. No, he like they did with Jackie. Because May. He's right up there with Jackie Robinson. Yeah. And Willie Mays. It should be up there too, because he was one of the greats of all time. Yeah, I remember seeing the home run that Hank Aaron hit. And let me tell you, it just got over the fence. Yeah, but he was a line drive like a rocket. Yeah, he was. He was all wrist because that's the big guy right now. I'm kind of a guy. He was all wrist. Women Earn. Roberto Clemente E. Had the greatest risk in baseball. It's a technique too, right? Yes. Fast spat. Yep. That's a shame, but it's just been a rough year for a lot of people and Tell you You gotta get. But the good news is treatment. CD's coming back. Yes. Yeah, And hopefully we'll have baseball in a stadium and write. You can watch the games. Absolutely. I'm hoping and praying for that, So I mean, we needed people need baseball. We need to get me stadiums we needed All right. Why do you wanna you wanna? Yeah. I'm gonna wait. Captain Gil. He has some questions, and I'll do the story. We're listening to Eddie's dissertation just previously. He mentioned the movie again. The marksman. And Eddie and I were driving to the theater. A very nice theater, Beltway Horizons Theater. And, uh, Going to the theaters to Eddie. What heralds this movie in popularity. House of raided. And how is it rated and Eddie said, Well, probably Ira to let you know exactly how it was the number one last week. It's the number one this week. Um and you know, because there's nothing really released this week of any consequence. It was a lot of independent films that Marksman is one of the few films or it's all over the country, you know, So why release and normally would do probably five or six times the amount of business that normally does, because people would be in the theaters and watching it and Liam Neeson has made himself a. He's the Clint Eastwood of the Action movies Now every single one of them. But one of his greatest movies was love, actually. It was a great Christmas movie, and I was one of my favorite Christmas comedies. That was it was a comedy drama. It was a little bit of everything it was. It was really terrific. If he never saw it. He was who else was Hugh Grant? Okay, Emma Thompson was great Great Christmas film, and the music was great at the Mariah Carey movie song in it, and Really one of the best Christmas love, actually, okay? So all right, well, we're gonna take a break and we'll be back for our.
All Things Considered
MLB Marks The 100th Anniversary Of The Negro Leagues
"Baseball is marking the anniversary of the Negro leagues created 100 years ago. The league's showcased black baseball players players who couldn't play on the major teams because of the color of their skin. Only a few members of the leagues are alive to celebrate the centennial Michigan radios, Doug Tribute spoke to the only surviving team owner and others about the legacy of the legendary leagues. In 1920 owners of independent black baseball teams from the Midwest gathered in Kansas City, Missouri. At that meeting they created the Negro National Leagues had no idea they were making history. They didn't care about making history. Bob Kendrick heads the Negro Leagues Baseball museum there, he says. Faced with segregation, black owners and players kept pushing for organized baseball. These athletes never cried about the social injustice. They went out and did something about so you won't let me play with you and I create my own And they did today. Stars like Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Satchel Paige are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but thousands of black and Latino players endured bigotry and racist taunts. It was Tear before the players at that time. Many Forbes owned the Detroit Stars from 1956 to 1958. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that players try of them. They had nowhere to stay because of the discrimination, so they slept in the buses. And they couldn't go in places to eat so one person would go to the back door. When get food for all the players. Pedro Sierra pitched in the Negro leagues for several seasons in the 19 fifties. He grew up in Cuba and says it was tough to adjust to segregation and racism he saw in the US It wasn't easy to see all the problem with the raise. I know all about it, herb artist. But I hadn't experienced today. Sierra lives in New Jersey In 1954 he signed with the Indianapolis clowns at the age of 16. His salary was less than 5% of what white players were earning dollars a month a month, $100 a month. And I look back and say, Oh my God. Jackie Robinson played briefly in the Negro leagues. Then, in 1947 he broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Cleveland, Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League. Coming seasons brought many more signings. But many Forbes sympathizes with the many athletes who were good enough to play in the major leagues, but never got a shot. Unfortunately, some of the good players by the time the time Came. They were too old to play. The last league folded in the early 19 sixties, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum estimates there are about 100 former players still alive. Forbes is 88 worries about being one of the last left to tell the story. And I just want a if I'm worthy of represent and speaking about the Negro League because When I got involved, things was easier for me. Then it wass father one before me. Many Forbes will keep sharing her stories with younger generations and others will to Major League Baseball has a day to honor the league's set for next month. The museum has pushed back its year long celebration of the centennial to next year and renamed it Negro Leagues. 101