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MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards
"In nineteen fifty one New York Yankees catcher yogi Berra was the American league's Most Valuable Player fellow catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the NL MVP and New York Giants outfielder Willie Mays was a National League rookie of the year that was a year tops got the license to make baseball cards for the major leagues those decades of kids trying to chew that hard stick a bubble gum while flipping through the cards are nor in all the who is he to get to the Reggie Jackson's George Brett's or Barry Bonds are coming to an end the company yet to be named as being formed by the sports merchandising company fanatics it will become the exclusive licensee for baseball cards once the current deals with the MLB and players union expire I'm timid wire
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"With seventy eight and on base percentage of a three eighty four and a slugging percentage of six thirteen. He finished second. Mvp voting to maury wills who broke ty cobb's record for stolen bases in a season. On september thirtieth mays hit a game winning home run in the giants file regularly scheduled game of the year forcing the team to tie for the for tata. I i for first place with the los angeles dodgers the giants faced the dodgers a three game playoff series with the giants trailing forty two. And that's the ninth of games three maze hidden. Rbi single eventually scoring as the giants took a six two. Four lead in with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Lee walls hit a fly ball to center field which maze caught the final out and the giants advanced the world series against the yankees in game. One of the world series. A six two loss to new york maze recorded three hits. he would merely to fifty in the series overall. The the series went all the way to game seven in which the yankees lead one to nothing in the bottom of the ninth. Mattie allu- lead off the inning with abundant single but was the first but was still at. I two hours later when mays came up with the giants. One out from elimination. Benny as ralph terry. He hit a ball into the field corner. That might have been deep enough to score a lou but the giants third base coach. Whitey lockman opted to hold a louis third the next batter. Mccovey helen drive. That was calmed by bobby. Richardson and the yankees won the deciding game. One to nothing. It was meza's last world series appearance as a giant and maize revealed the fat in the fact that he had actually finally won the support of the san francisco fans quote. It only took them five years and quote he later said from nineteen sixty three to nineteen sixty four but before the nineteen sixty three season may sign a contract..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Desire for new ballpark prompted the giants to move to san francisco following the nineteen. Fifty seven season in the final giants. Home game at the polo grounds september. Twenty ninth in nineteen fifty seven fans gave as a standing ovation in the middle of his final at bat after pirates pitcher bob fraught friend had already thrown a pitch to him quote. I do not recall hearing another ovation. Given a man after a pitch has started after pitra started to work on amazed by biographer. Arnold hano wrote but now the move to san francisco for nineteen fifty eight to nineteen sixty one in fifty eight ringing wanted maze to challenge babar's record of sixty home runs in a season consequence. Consequently really did not play as as much in the spring training hoping to use his best hitter every day of the regular season as he had in nineteen fifty four mays vied for the bat batting title until the final game of the season moved to the leadoff by the last day to increase his at bats. Mace collected three hits in a game to finish with a career. High three forty seven. But philadelphia's richie ashburn batted three fifty in mays. Mays share the inaugural and l. player. The month award was stan musial and may betting four zero five with twelve. Home runs and twenty nine. Rbi he won a second award in september with a four thirty. Four average. Four home runs in eighteen. Rbi's he played in all but two games hitting only twenty nine home runs. Horace stoneham hand. The giants manager made as the highest played painter in baseball. With the seventy five thousand dollar contract in nineteen fifty. Nine maze had his first series injury in nineteen fifty nine a collision with sammy white and spring training that resulted in thirty five stitches in his leg but he was ready by the start of the season against the reds in august maze broke his finger but kevin a secret preventing opposing pitchers from targeting and september of nineteen fifty-nine. The giants led the pennant race by two games with only eight games left to play but a sweet by the dodgers began a stretch of six losses in those final games. Dooming them to a third place finish. Maze had hit. May's head hits in three out of ten at bats in the dodgers series but some san francisco fans still booed him and nineteen fifty nine. Mays bad at three thirteen with thirty four home runs and a hundred and thirteen rb is leading the stolt megan stolen bases for the fourth year in a row. After spending the first two years in san francisco at seals. Stadium the giants move to the new candlestick park in nineteen sixty initially. The stadium was expected to be conducive to home runs but unpredictable winds affected maze as power and only hit twelve home runs at home in nineteen sixty..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"The younger yankee got his cleats stuck in a drainpipe and suffered a knee injury that would affect him his the rest of his career but after his nineteen fifty one season. He doesn't play again for a little bit after that. Actually because soon after the nineteen fifty one season maze learned that the us are united states. Army had drafted him to serve in the korean war before he left. Join the army. Mays played the first few weeks of the nineteen fifty two season with the giants and he hit two thirty six with four home runs in thirty four games. He surprised sports writers like red smith. When he drew cheers from the brooklyn fans the giants archrivals in his last game before reporting after his induction into the army on may twenty ninth. Maze reported to four eustis in virginia where he spent much of his time playing a military playing on military baseball teams. Actually with other major leaguers. It was fort eustis. That maze learned the basket. Catch from fellow for isa's outfielder jerry. Salvador maze missed about two hundred and sixty six games because of his military service but discharged on march. First i nineteen fifty four. He reported to giant spring training camp the following day but now we go from the us army to world series champion maze began his nineteen fifty four season on opening day with a homer over four hundred and fourteen feet against carl urkaine's and after he batted two fifty in his first twenty games dirtier moved him to from third fifth in the batting order again and again to encourage him to stop attempting to pull the ball and to get his hits to right field. Maze changed his batting. Insert straighter at the plate. Keeping his feet closer together. He credited these adjustments with improving his batting average. He hit four fifty with twenty. Five rb is over the next twenty games and then on june twenty fifth. He hit an inside the park home. Run and a sixty two victory over the chicago cubs. Maze was selected for the all star team and he would be part of twenty four all-star teams over the next twenty years. And it's actually kind of. That's that's actually a funny Interesting interesting thing. Though that he is Twenty four straight and all star teams over twenty seasons but mays became the first player in history over to hit over thirty home runs before the all star game and he had thirty six home runs through july twenty eighth around that time. Duscher asked him to stop trying to hit them explaining that the team wanted him to reach base more often. Maze only hit five home runs after july twenty eighth but his batting average from three from three twenty six to eight three forty five to win the teams. I batting title since bill. Terry's in one thousand nine thirty hitting forty one home runs. Maze won the nl mvp award after and the hick hickok belt. Actually the giants would win the nfl. Penny and the nineteen fifty four world series. Sleeping the cleveland indians and four games. The nineteen fifty four series is perhaps best remembered for the catch or an over the shoulder. Running grab by mays of a long drive off of the bat of vic wirtz about four hundred twenty five feet from home play at the polo grounds during the eighth inning of game one. The catch prevented to indians runners from scoring preserving tied game the catch transcended transcended baseball bara rope. And larry schwartz of espn said of all catches that mazes made quote it is regarded as his greatest end quote. Ms did not even look at the ball. The last twenty feet as he ran later saying that he realized he had to keep running if he was going to get to the ball. The giants won the game in the tenth inning. Three run home. Run by dusty rhodes with maize scoring the winning run. Maze added base-stealing attempts to his talents upping his total from eight nine hundred fifty four to twenty four and nineteen fifty five in the middle of may duscher door scher durocher asked him to try for more home runs. Maze led the league with fifty one finished fourth in nl mvp voting leading the league with a six fifty. Nine slugging percentage. Mays batted three nineteen as the giants finished third during the last season game of the season. Dir shoulder who supported maze since his career had began told him that he would not return as the giants manager. When mays responded quote. But mr leo. It's going to be different with you gone. You won't be here to help me. Nurture told his star quote. Willie mays doesn't need help from anyone and quote new manager. Nineteen fifty six nineteen fifty seven and nineteen fifty-six may struggle to get along with his new manager. Bill regmi who publicly criticized him. The center fielder grew particularly annoyed after. Ring me find him. One hundred dollars for not running to first base on a pop fly. That was caught by the catcher. He hit thirty six home runs and stole forty bases becoming the the second only player to join the thirty thirty club though his eighty four. Rbi's and batting average was two ninety six or the lowest for nearly a decade borrow observed. That willie mays was still the best all around player in the national league. The relationship between mazen ringing improved in nineteen fifty seven. Ring me. Stop giving maize as much. Direct entrusting star his star players ability in instincts and in his two thousand ten authorized biography of maize. James s herge wrote that maze had quote one of his most exhilarating exhilarating excursions on april twenty first and a game against the phillies maze. Reach second base on an error stole third and scored the winning run on. Hank sauer on us on a hank sauer single all on plays close enough that he had to slide to make each one. He stole home in a four to three lost to chicago on may on the chicago cubs actually on may twenty first in nineteen fifty. Seven was the first season of the gold glove. Awards were presented maize on the first tw- first of twelve consecutive gold gloves for his play in center field. He finishes he finished in the top. Five in variety in a variety of offensive categories runs scored with one hundred twelve good enough for third batting average. Three thirty three which was good enough for second. Thirty five home runs which was good enough for fourth and then in nineteen fifty seven mates become the became the fourth player in major league history to joined the twenty twenty twenty club which is twenty doubles triples and then home runs. He stole thirty eight basis that year. Making him the second twenty twenty twenty club member after frank shoot in nineteen eleven to steal at least twenty basis. This became this gave him his second straight thirty thirty club season and then dwindling..
"willie mays" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"In a series right now against the cubs who are in second place and the milwaukee's at home which is pre good news for milwaukee because chicago even though they're in second place in the division they don't play that well on the road only a sixteen in twenty-five five road record and even though the cubs are in second five games back right now with the record of forty two and thirty eight five and a half out of the wildcard. The cubs are struggling right now. They're three and seven out of their last hand in there. Actually on a five game losing streak right now and milwaukee while they they're they're about the same away from home as they are on the road they're still twenty five and eighteen at home and they're twenty two and fifteen on the road and chicago like i said there. They have a they kind of have the exact opposite home and road records. Their home record is twenty six and thirteen and on the road. They're sixteen and twenty five so really. It's not a great thing for the cubs to be playing a team. That is this hot while the cubs are this cold and still kind of be in that situation but moving on from the cubbies we have the cincinnati reds in third place. They are thirty nine and thirty nine at perfect five hundred. Winning percentage they are seven games back out first and seven and a half games back from san diego for that. Second wildcard spot. They're four and six out of their last hand. They did lose their most recent game and they're in a series against san diego right now. So it's they they the the reds right now they really need to pick up some serious winds right here. I know they've lost their most recent game to san diego and I mean like the fact that the reds i i really think that the reds could be definitely gaining some ground right here on a very good padres team or at the very least gaining some ground on the cubs to the cincinnati reds. In second place and i think that there it's just that their bullpen. It scares me so much that i don't think that the reds offense even if they were able to get any real runs on that san diego pitching staff as good as it is like. I don't know if they Like if that bullpen will be able to hold anything that isn't like more than six run lead in even n. I really wouldn't be surprised if the if the cincinnati bullpen blew that lead but that means saint louis and pittsburgh are in fourth and fifth just like that saint louis is thirty nine and forty one. They are eight games back at first place. Eight and a half out of the wildcard four and six out of their last ten for the cards and they did win their most to recent games they're in a series against arizona who continues to be the worst team overall in baseball. I still don't understand quite how colorado has the good as good of a home record as they do but fortunately for colorado they play very very well at home in. That is the only reason. I think that they're not the worst team in baseball. Right now. But that means pittsburgh saint louis and fourth in the central pittsburgh is in fifth. They are twenty nine and forty nine seventeen games back out of first place. Seventeen and a half games out of the wildcard. They're five and five out of their last hand but they have lost two in a row and they're in a series against colorado at colorado. So that's not good for a team that only has thirteen wins on the road and twenty eight losses this year in a series against a team that is twenty seven and sixteen at home. That is a record that is a home record for a contender. And then oh my gosh. Like we'll do. The lowest rate here but arizona is going to be in last place Actually we will. We will wait. And i i will cool off a little bit before we finish talking about the national league. And we we're gonna. We're gonna talk about willie mays the say. Hey kid willie mays hazy say no. I'm talking about the real one not the one for major league the actual guy the one of the goats you could probably make. An argument was one of was the goat during his time. It's it's probably hammer. Mickey mantle and center field during that era and i definitely be willing to give it to a guy who had so many home runs in such a high average throughout his career. But i will be right back in. Just a moment with willie mays and who he was as a player and by the way the reason that i wanna talk about. Willie mays is. Because i know. I promised you guys. Some all-star content in this guy is second only to one other player that i am saving for the at four. My actual all star week episode in all star appearances. And while. I didn't talk about it i do. I do plan on talking about how he has. Twenty four all star appearances in twenty years. Now we'll be right back with that in just a second and then after we talked about willie mays..
Reflections On Atlanta Braves Legend Henry "Hank" Aaron
"I could talk about the dignity in the class of hank. Aaron the man the you've been being for an hour easily but i'm a numbers guy and so let me tell you what i did. After hank aaron died i navigated over to his page on baseball reference. And i don't know. I just be held the majesty of this man's career and it literally gave me goosebumps. The more i looked the more. I realized he was beyond great. He was at some other level. He wound up with nearly thirty eight hundred hits. And that's a lot of freaking hits. It's a thousand more history chipper jones. It's two thousand more hits than mark. Maguire it's more hits than johnny bench and hank greenberg got combined and they're both in the hall of fame so i think about all those hints and i think about those seven hundred fifty five homeless because that's two hundred more homes than mickey mantle. Two hundred it's more homers than edgar martinez and duke snider hit combined. And they're both in the hall. But the more i dug i found other cool stuff to hank. Aaron had double digit home run seasons at age twenty and age. Forty here the only three players who did that. Willie mays ted williams hank aaron. That's a pretty good. Start on a mount rushmore. Would you say and all those home runs. He hit for all those years. This never struck out one hundred times. Then there's total basis crushes. Everyone who ever played in total bases six thousand eight hundred and fifty. Six total bases isn't just a record. It's seven hundred. Twenty two more than stan. Musial was the next closest player in history. If stan musial had hit another one hundred and eighty home runs. He still wouldn't catch i karen and total basis. That's a lot of total basis. That's incredible hitter hank. Aaron was for two decades. So is it possible to be one of the greatest players who ever lived and still the underrated. After looking over hank aaron's numbers. I think it is my name. Is david o'brien cover the braves for the athletic. And there's only two guys that i've ever felt this aura around them and that was mohammed ali and hank. Aaron and hank aaron. How's interviewed him. The first time at spring training. I remember approaching him and it was just You know i've done this for thirty years. And it was feeling. I've had unlike any other athlete that i've ever approached but then he immediately just he smiled and was so warm that that fear or intimidation just as melted away. And you could not believe that you were talking to this. Superstar is genuine icon living in atlanta for twenty years You can't overstate the importance of hank. Air to this city and this region the south. I grew up in the south and hank aaron being a black man being the greatest one of one of the two or three greatest players of all time and to do what he did in the south and then living in atlanta and seeing hank aaron you know mementos anchor and tributes and see his name on buildings and streets and that kind of thing. I would argue that. There is no athlete. That is more important to a city than hanker and wants to atlanta. He was such a huge part of how the culture of the south has changed. I mean this is a city where you feel fide of being so much black acceptance here. Thanks a huge huge part of that. He helped pave the way for all these other black athletes and entertainers wanna come here to be here. Brian jordan know it was an all star with atlanta. Bryant said that The reason that he chose atlanta was hank. Aaron and was a boy idle here. He said a black kid growing up playing baseball hank. Aaron was the guy but it was an opportunity for me to meet my hair. The hope the opportunity is given so many kids today. Amazing dominique wilkins. Said hank was a big reason. That he came here was one of the first people. It's probably one of the most instrumental guys into getting me here in atlanta. But one for god like hank. I wouldn't been here. Was hanker went to ted turner and said hey you need to get this kid by any means necessary. He said people should give the roses while they're alive and that he's glad to see him getting them now but he said hank should have been put on a pedestal decades ago and he was right What are the things that i remember him saying is that you gotta set example for people to come at you. And how do you do that. You do the right way you doing about being Have miltie you do it by just doing the right thing and the right thing a lot of times. It's hard and a lot of guys. Young guys don't know how to do the right thing. As far as how they present themselves to people and how they get back to people so to give back experts that i've learned over the years has become from erin trampling. We don't see that much of that anymore today. And he lived in the same house that he bought when he came here in. Nineteen sixty six from the
Baseball Rights a Wrong by Adding Negro Leagues to Official Records
"And on the year of its hundredth anniversary. Negro league baseball is being reclassified as a major league that means the stats of baseball greats. Like willie mays satchel page josh gibson and thirty four hundred. Other players will be incorporated into the official records of major league. Baseball in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine special commission added the records of six early leagues to the mlb books. Dating back to eighteen seventy six but it left out the negro leagues now with the help of the elias sports bureau. It's updating the books to include the negro leagues. mlb says it's correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history
Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list
"Lead the Rangers forwarded to Albert Pools. Has hit a pair of home runs. He now has six this year. Couple of R B eyes for him.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Know, guys like Willie Mays at an Alabama high gear Alabama. They weren't They were not men of Means s O. Anyway, Desmond. Also he's into stuff about being violation in high school. He claims that his team Would chant white power before they took the field. Oh, my God. Where was this in Florida? What do you know what I mean? Dude, I hate hearing that. I know it's all about anyways. Finally, with a pregnant wife and four young Children have lots of questions. Moments where I need to be right now. Okay? Says home for my wife home to help home to guide home to answer my older boys. Three questions about Corona virus and civil rights and life. Wow, to be there. Dad signed Ian, Desmond Ian Desmond Going deep man. Well, I mean, this is I mean, I think everything he said, is valid and everything. He said, you know, should be looked at Coke's good player to He's hurt the Giants on the number. I was in the middle of a sentence right now to the Waterboy said. I don't want to, like, be happy. The guys were deciding. This is unsafe. But all these games drop it out. You know, we had Mike like he was a D back with, you know in Desmet was Iraqi. I'm not hurting bye bye dudes in lineups another team, saying, I'm not going to play ball this year was a tough out. He's got out. He plays everywhere. Yeah, Yeah, He was a player. I'd like, See the Giants get but then get him. But anyway, here's Jeff passing on the fear of this Corona virus, Positive testing the fear among those in baseball who are you know the most bearish about this? Let's put it that way is that you've got people coming in from all around the world or Florida or Arizona or Texas or California who are going to be bringing infection with him. You've got guys sitting on planes together who have one person coughs in the air against research. Lated Who knows what that's going to end up like these air Worst case scenarios thes air doomsday scenarios, But they're also somewhat realistic scenarios. And they're things that people in baseball are dealing with right now, before players get to spring training, and before that first set of intake tests that are going to be taking place, and they're really give baseball a picture of just how many people in the sport are infected now and have been infected in the past. Yeah. There you go, man, So we'll.
"willie mays" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"I've nation. It is a very special occasion because we get to interview the CO author of the new hit book. Twenty four life stories and lessons from the say. Hey Kid Aka Willie mays John Shea. We'll come onto the thrive time. Show how are you sir? Oh great thanks for having me here. Hey I am excited to have you on the show because my dad was obsessed with Willie mays. He was one of the best players of all time and I want to know. What is your relationship like with Willie mays? Well it's pretty good. I'm I'm happy to say I been National Baseball writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for quite a while and I've been covering the giants going back to nineteen eighty eight and he's been with the organization ever since and he likes hanging out in the club houses. That's where I am. At least I was until mid March of this year. But that's Something he enjoys and he enjoys the banter with not just the players the coaches and the managers but also the reporters and There's kind of a cool relationship that we've had and he You know allowed. A trust factor You know several years ago so we've addressed a book possibility as far away as fifteen years ago really expanding the making for quite a while now in your book. Twenty four life stories and lessons from the say hey kid. I don't think a lot of people tend to think that our our current athletes are the best athletes. So I think a lot of people don't recognize how great somebody is at the time but Willie mays by any all experts all hall of famers talk about his his greatness on the field. Let's talk about his greatness on the field and they don't WanNa talk about him. His greatness off the field in the book. What kind of things can we learn about? Willie mays on the field well. He was more than a five tool player. And when we say five tools hitting power and fielding and throwing and base running and you could make an argument that none of them are any worse than the others in other words. They're all you know how many stars you WANNA give it. That's that's pretty much it. I mean he was never really the you know you never had the most steals. You never had the most home runs. You'd never had You know the the the most RBI's or or highest batty average or Maybe not even the best arm but he was pretty much top five and everything and that was his goal. That's what he said to do going way back to hanging out with his dad playing. Catch all around. This was really the the The goal and Joe. Dimaggio was one of his favorite players growing up. Because Joe could do it all but with Willie what sets him. Apart from other five tool people is the sixth tool and the way is programmed and envisions and prepares in anticipates and gets teammates ready and talked to several who say they look toward him during an innings to find out where exactly to play a guy and he'll talk with games Little back and forth the pitcher will suggest like one Minnesota Gaylord. Perry saying this is what is working for me in the Bullpen. And then may says well. Let's attack this guy this way and that guy the other way and I'm GonNa play accordingly so you pitch accordingly And so there's a lot of the mental game turns base running and cycling out opponents and out thinking opponent and and slowing up you know between second and home on a hit to draw the throw home knowing he would score anyway so the guy behind him would would take that extra base so there's just a lot to it rather than the baseball and of course the joyful exuberance was like no other. I mean he was maybe the best entertain an entertainer. The game is seen as well so not only the the five tools but the six tool and the fact that you love doing so he is very bond still close with the team yes The last couple of years. He was hired to come back as an adviser to the CEO Ambassador. Just being buried just hanging out and helping hitters in spring training and maybe once a homestand. I I want to ask you this in. Please feel free to say a clay. I don't want to touch it if you don't WanNa touch it okay to bring it up and then maybe you say. I don't want to touch that. But Willie mays. His statistics are incredible. And I don't think people realize this Guy Willie mays I mean every year starting in one thousand nine hundred fifty four. I'm looking here. He hit forty one home runs and he hits fifty one home runs. He hits thirty. Six home runs thirty. Five home runs. Twenty nine home runs thirty. Four home runs twenty nine home runs. Forty hits forty nine home runs. It's thirty eight home. Runs forty seven home runs in nineteen sixty four year? My Dad played in and the Little League World Series Nineteen Sixty Five. He at fifty two home runs. When you hit that many home runs in the pre steroid era. What does that say about his dominance? Well not only that but he was five ten five eleven in about one hundred and eighty pounds so he you know he wasn't the giant that bonds was or era was a Griffey or some of these You know six giants that you have today who you know. Maze would clear the fence by a few rows. You did it six hundred sixty times and he actually said Mickey Mantle had far more power. And Mickey wasn't that big either but you said I cleared it by to rose and Mickey came up and cleared the entire bleachers. And you know it. It says a lot about that generation going back Because you remember it was Babe Ruth one it or I guess Hank Aaron One Babe Ruth to will he made three Frank Robinson four now whereas Frank Robinson on that list You look at the top guys and you know eight. Rod is up there so says up there. bonds You know so many so many folks from the nineties and two thousands where you have that that paper trail And you know bigger body types for maybe all the wrong reasons so you know I. It's it's tough but but maize never Condemned any of these guys. Just because he never felt comfortable comparing eras never felt right about saying you know trout and bets are comparable tomase because he saw kind of what would it did the bobby bonds berries that in the late sixties early seventies when he was coming up as a tool powerhouse with the speed and the power had it all a better arm than unburied faster runner than his very and You know he's he was called the next MES which was really unfair and really didn't appreciate it then. He doesn't really like stepping on toes. Now just says hey man good You know. Let's not compare eras they might try to emulate people. Let's not say they're the next this or that. And you hear it a lot with trout and Mickey Mantle But you know obviously out as his own guy and you know. Let's just as he doesn't. He doesn't like to interfere. I guess with what they're doing now and I guess that's to be applauded. Talk to me about Willie. Mays off the field. What kind of things can we learn about? Willie mays off the field in the new book. You're doing together. Well that's just the thing. It's not just life stories life lessons with the say. Hey Kid and going back through his career. You don't see the police blotter. You don't see the drinking or smoking. The Guy was never rejected from a baseball game. And you know Mickey Mantle. You Know He. He had had share of beverages and he stayed out late. And you know. It's real critical with several of his Yankee teammates. That's just what he did. Mays played across the river in New York and he didn't really do those things. I mean at fun but Just always kind of lived up to what his dad asked him to do. And that's kind of not say so much. Focus on the game. Play it right and really you know lived with that. And it's been an honorable life and I. I've been with really When he's visited kids at hospitals things like that. And which has never really publicized. I mean I was able to shadow him because I had great access over the past many years but local newspapers and radio stations and TV stations. You don't usually go there because they don't know about it so Williams just doing this stuff behind the scenes and I spoke with many people who were great ballplayers Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson. Even Hank Aaron. Who's three years younger? Joe Morgan Maury wills and all these guys say that willing to me great things for me personally and for the game in general and for society overall and not just through his actions but his little titles and advice and things you know because Willie never really spoke and marched and preached like Jackie Robinson and. Good for Jack. Because he changed the world but really just did it his way which was a little bit more behind the scenes or a little bit quieter than Jackie. Just because of the background just because of the way they were raised. Nothing wrong with that but no now trying to tell those stories. What's kind of a sneaky? Fun Fact About Willie. Mays that most people don't know that they need to know something kind of positive something unique something that. Maybe the listeners wouldn't know about Willie mays like I'm field. Yeah because there's there's there's one statistic that blows me away every time I think about it and cal. Ripken didn't even do this but thirteen straight years. Willie mays played one hundred and fifty plus games. You know he wasn't just about being productive use about durability and longevity he played into his forties and men mantle didn't do that and you know all the Great Center. Fielders didn't come close to his door ability. I'm talking way back to tie Cobb and Speaker Oscar Charleston. A Great Negro League centerfielder Mansell of course Griffey and Mike. Trout's not even play half a career. Perhaps but the durability factor is praising thirteen straight years he played one hundred and fifty plus games and most of that street came during the hundred and fifty four game season so so milly willy from nineteen one year. He came up through the sixty two season. He never miss more than three games in one season and he must only twenty one games in that entire period. The giants went to seven and fourteen. So maze always thought they need me. I gotTa play manager was GonNa put him in the lineup. They just don't do that anymore if you play five games a week. That's a lot so you're not gonNA play a full season anymore. But mainstream plus he played nine innings and All Star game sometimes ten twice. Who's they're still in the tenth inning? And of course spring training they they valued wins a little bit more than they do now and spring training and oftentimes you know. He played a pretty much The whole schedule can we talk about will clerk for a second. I grew up as a kid. I was obsessed with Will Clark and my dad would come home from work. I lived in Oklahoma at the time. I would stay up late night to watch those games at candlestick where the wind would be howling. It'd be crazy cold. Kevin Mitchell was out there. Playing in the outfield smash home runs. Matt Williams was playing third. Base Kennedy was the Catcher. You had the caveman. The it was his name was caveman. Dave Robinson the pitcher Don Don Robinson. Yes and you had will Clark. I mean it was awesome. Awesome time in my life number twenty two every time. He stepped on the field. I wore number twenty two. I was left handed because of will Clark I had the same batting stances will Clark my last name is Clark. I was obsessed with will Clark and I even have a will Clark poster right here in the studio right now. Tell me about will the Thrill William National Clark. And don't forget Jack Clark who also worked twenty two wills time. Tell me tell me about. All things will yeah. We'll we'll In fact just tell you a great story one of the best stories in the book from from Will Clark and we'll obviously was at three header. Like maize and you know the Marquee Player Sweet swing he could. He could hit like mutual. I mean there was nothing he couldn't do it the plate and in his prime he played with Kevin Mitchell. It was a great three four punch like it was in the early years with as mccovey. You know righty lefty. And we'll Clark tells the story about he and Kevin Mitchell at the batting cage Scottsdale Stadium during spring training. And Willie mays walks up. You know now in his is At the time. And you know there's always rousing when Willie's around and Mitchell saying you can't do this and do that it will Clark say minutes don't there don't please don't bear and Mitch kept saying. Can you come in here and try to hit you? Come here near. Try to hit as you know. It's going on and on so finally willing agrees to Willie agrees to You know come into an inside the cage and take some hacks so he gets Wills back and tosses it over shoulder that I don't WanNA swing this toothpick. Give me something back And and Mitchell gives them this like thirty five thirty six just big club and way. We'll tell the story is third. Swing may took it over the Centerfield wall which is huge. Scottsdale Stadium. Wow and And throw the back down and then walk behind the cage again and will Clark says thanks Mitchell for doing that and showing us up but it was the way we'll tells US pretty funny because we've got that high voice and he's trying to imitate Willie who's also got a high voice so this story imagine.
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"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Four Willie Mays plaza tickets furnished by the San Francisco giants opening day is here in San Francisco on Friday April third giants Dodgers greatest rivalry in baseball opening day is a San Francisco tradition don't miss out get tickets at SF giants dot com what about been doing during the break I have been going down a Dennis oil can Boyd wikipedia warm hole I forgot that Dennis oil can Boyd like Victor okay enough to the extent that he would do it before games well on may eleventh nineteen eighty six prior to a game in Oakland checks out boys smoke crack before taking the mound to say how he did that day what look it up oculus is look up those in his twenty twelve autobiography Boyd admitted to extensive use of cocaine games are intact okay thank you very much G. Musburger the boy admitted further further minute extensive use of cocaine and crack while he was playing in the major leagues and said he was often under the influence of the drug us while pitching the eighties manners while I'm under the influence of Hey Hey Hey I'm under the influence of picking a pickle as we're doing this segment I could tell you change hands thank you David and thank you to merry and it's amazing how many people can fit in the control room at one time saver brother some real tight just a piece of brisket just a little bit Sturgis there's plenty there there were some you know I I always love listening to to curse perspective because I just feel like he doesn't give you she asked the cliche Pat answer he is asked a question he thinks about it and you feel like you're getting like kind of like his organic cancer like the same answer you'd get if you just ask them a question that he didn't know was common at another time and when he was asked about you know this in the weirdness of the of the whole corona virus and and being a basketball coach and coaching in in an arena that's partly filled in a lot of people are afraid and there's a lot of concerns I just thought he was very honest in and how he kind of described it to saying you know kind of like this is unchartered territory and none of us really know where this is going and you know it's it's a first time experience to be a fan of the NBA game where this is the backdrop and this the first time he's ever gone through as a coach and so because I were gonna all going through it even in our different roles at the same time and I just thought it was great to hear him kind of say that instead of having to some saying cliche or some point it's just not him and just kind of one of the reasons I appreciate Steve he he thinks about it give your thoughtful answer and it's always somewhat you know very from the heart I don't even know if you have a cliche when it comes to this you know there is a cliche when it comes to selling noon yeah yeah I'm not even sure what it would be I just want to ask him if he thinks you know throughout this whole thing without fans do you think that will that'll be beneficial to the underdog to favorite I'm not sure I think everyone's looking for an edge I I've tried to help people out how long those lines were not along those lines lines of pun intended Hey I what I want to know is no fans we are going to be able even though they're gonna keep the normal atmosphere with music during game play and whatever you're still going to be able to hear more as a television viewing audiences we all will be going to be able to hear more with no fans in the arena then you would with fans in the arena she got a call back this does he if he feels the need whether he wants to do it to to get his team kind of pumped up or he's genuinely mad at the officials in the officiating does Steve go full barrel Scottish Steve break a clipboard knowing that every word is going to be able to be heard but everybody watching on television in the buffer zone is no longer there if we could read lips we can't hear when you can hear it this you really give it to him if he feels and that's the necessity you mother I see when I get a T. there literally everybody heard me call you a horse's rear end yeah you know he did go to summer league his first year with the wars he could summer league in Vegas and not a lot of head coaches even if it's a error first go around coach summer league but he wanted to because it is a first time head coach and he wanted to get used to the rhythm of the game calling the plays time outs ATO's all that kind of stuff but there were fans their their fan and in fact there's way too many fans for my taste it is summer league game is like what do people do when you're in Vegas go do something there shows you can gamble there's great restaurants and you're watching the damn summer league game they're paying money like twenty Bucks still what summer league games or more yeah which it still boggles the the mind for me who played in summer league and now the it what it's become in Vegas is just wow Hey there it's it's hard to hard to imagine but again I'll go back to what is said to start the show I don't think anybody knows what to expect here how could you know what to expect when when something happens for the first time you have no idea yeah no reference point there's nothing there it's so look again I'll be there and I'm as interested as anybody I wish it didn't happen I wish you didn't have to have to happen but being that it is going to happen I'm I'm fascinated by what it's going to be like are you gonna change you can change at all because I've I've listen to broadcast and to the culture when you might be sitting closer to the floor then yeah I think I probably will yeah it's a color shirt I try to be somewhat professional that's because people are not but Tom you say things occasionally on the broadcast that I know Tim pretty well he cracks up pretty hard I mean are you gonna do you gonna what are you gonna try to tone down the humor so one of the players are laughable if you make the players laugh in the middle again without feel good about myself I will yeah I got I got a chuckle out of the players ever to hit the good when I use that one again marquise crazy dog that I don't know let god is do what I do that's all I can do but it will be again it's gonna be bizarre it's bizarre world the and I think we probably will sit down low because usually were up top because there's not enough room down low or they'll be plenty room tomorrow I mean I I could check out I told him I'm going to do is put on a mobile headset does move around a bit like Bob euchre moved over here I'll be there I'll be everywhere get all the angles call in the game and so I mean again it feels weird not because it just because we're doing it we're the first ones to do it that is the first game in the NBA to be played without fans and I don't know when the Max starts a measure in the big west starts I just read on Twitter that the big ten starting tomorrow is going to have no fans I don't know if they're gonna do in the pac twelve different figures Vegas with the Vegas will kill any virus they gave already have several so yeah exactly that I could do this Vegas you kidding me everybody should be dead already weird we we will be fine which Vegas would give this a we killer we need people's money they trust me so I don't know what's going to happen a I I my guess is by it wouldn't surprise me if the pac twelve phone line it's a big and does it now that is in the mac that is in the big west that's the big ten and they're doing it so with the ACC do it well the SEC do it big Jeez and with a big he's still would look if there if if this upon line I don't care if it's a Vegas and not the pac twelve and a half to do it because everybody else is is doing it L. at the the mother of all tournaments has done at the NC double a tournament has done it for men and for women as I mentioned there are some teams there is a arsenal in the premier league they're gonna cancel game for two weeks I gave the word we're done so I don't know where it's gonna be where it's going to end what does it do that but doesn't believe the baseball season which is a little more than two weeks away my guess would be yes the we're gonna see baseball games played without without fan so it's just it it again we've never experienced anything like this with experience or lack of fan support but not knoll fan support as in zero fan support and it would be different if you're playing in a gym you're not you're playing in an arena or you're playing in a stadium they give you had no fans down in Tempe down in Scottsdale okay maybe a little weird but now you're talking about stadiums that hold fifty grand was digestible Dodgers stadium look like I mean this is like us yeah massive facility that has nobody so again no one's gonna know until it happens and it's going to be it will be a little more weird that Martin to be that first game and I'll be doing the the first Gillis I think I will be unless someone calls as of yet we don't need you know don't really central personal time you are you are to us you're singing at that because I I want to see somebody I want to see Eric paschal cracking up at the foul line Kathy what I can do I'm trying to check in that'll be my goal I I what I'm about to say with no joy we know glee I'm just pointing out a fact on that you will be a part of history you're gonna be the first one of the first people to broadcast an NBA game where there were no fans but I mean you're gonna be part of a trivia question you'll be doing interviews process for the next twenty five years that's that's that's bananas with us will raise them to be on my tombstone in April I'm getting cremated I won't have a tombstone if you say it's not it's the I'll I'll put a post it note on there and remind people of that fact malls are shot in the third quarter next he came on KNBR one oh four five nine.
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"And the unpopular could still. I think it was I. I remember the scene vividly. He actually was walking off complaining and he got ejected. I was selected. Okay how what happened? Well Yeah I've ever younger up so these guys they've got that earpiece in and you really don't notice the timing on it because timing's pretty good to come from up in the press box down an fire so you don't really notice. A lack of timing and the pitch was almost balanced part. Here's strike you all strike. The hitter turns argues with them apart. Point of the press box saw nene ended up at checked out of the game guy was so upset And and when you look at that replay even though the ball spouse there was a little portion of the bullet might come across that line. And that's going on so I always tell the story crew cal I got much. Starting Soon I came up and so the California the first year and call. Pitch dug-out screaming at call. The pinch was up a little bit. They screamed they lowered it a little bit cold one low the teams yellen and when they stopped yelling. That was my strikes. See I trust that more than any technology of today. Well like I say these guys do a great job. I'm old school. I I still put the cameras tapes on all the time because I love much in the history of the game and All school I'm not a real fan of stuff that's going on. I think the batter was giants prospect. Jacob Hayward Yeah because I remember watching him down in the bullpen and I think Steve Costea was down there and I'm watching him and he stayed in the bullpen. He's not took them a long time to leave the Dugout user meeting which I got upset with the apart scream out getting them out there and start watching it in the bullpen from the press. Box over talking stick and the guy is still sitting in thought. You get one more objection. I got out of my seat. I went down to the bullpen. And you know all those young pitchers in the boy of applied. Us supplies sees me come a nice guy. He said he just left. I want to just one more. That's pretty good now. These are wonderful stories but one thing I didn't ask about is your childhood is a giants. Fan who you talked about maze. But what other giants were your guys? And and how often did you go out to the stick? Oh and and what games do you remember? I mean nine hundred and sixty two obviously was hours. That was the year when the giants lost to the Yankees in seven games. Yeah my dad took mainly game seven and I remember. He wasn't a smoke cigars down. Everybody was smoking cigarettes at the. He's walking around nervous wreck but You Know Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra and all those guys and stuff so was pretty exciting for me and I never really hit that ball. I doubt I remember jumping on the field after the game. I wanted to get up close and see what these you don't worry about. That was that was great but I mean growing up. I mean me Kirkland Felipe earlier mccovey I mean you know it's funny because I- mccovey Fan Willie's than I ended up calling pitchers on them. You know it's funny. You think these guys are so much older than this and all of a sudden a gap and you probably you probably powered Barry Bonds in new -pired bobby bonds now. Many speaking of game. Seven and sixty two mays at that double the right field. It was a soggy field. It had run Roger. Maris's the right fielder. Mattia LOU IS ON I. He goes to third. Willie gets a double. That's two outs. In the night. The giants are down one. Nothing mccovey comes up and lines to bobby. Richardson game overseers over but Willie says to this day. If he were the runner rather than the hitter he was score. He would not have just gone to thirty. He would've blown right by the third base coach and scored. Absolutely you were there. Would he have scored? Yes or no I say I I say yeah I mean not remember that moment but there were so many times our studies one of the greatest baserunners I've ever seen. Willie didn't look at a coach. Willy willies always watch runs. His eyes were on the ball and it didn't eat it. Breaks stride and he cash. We just got a foul ball. Scott to the computer had smoked the booth right next to ours. Really got Miami busted or computer to monitor anyway but like I said we'll take basis when no other player just one. That's basically the age old question. What's the best tool? I mean you series. What is better than the next there? What what does the best he can say? What is it Willie? I think about apartment stuff and I thought about watching some of these great players and they were always a step ahead. What am I gonNa do with this throw or whatever and I thought that when I heard I would try to think ahead of the place. I would be in a position or was able to get to a position. Well so they're still trying to fix this monitor but your father wants more before he scouted and signed Willie mays. He played shortstop for the Indian SPEC in the twenties and thirties. Now he came across babe. Ruth ty COBB. I mean really. Yeah your father played in gains in Babe. Ruth was barreling into him at second. Base tire spikes high at second base. Yeah Yeah Oh my God. I Look Retro Sheet on poet. Small box scores and look at those Yankee things on my dad's McKay with they stop at one of my dad's he he didn't tell a lot of stories and stuff you know. I wish we rely about. Ask THEM A lot more questions. But why number one story talked about. Babe. Ruth came in and took him out at second base sheets and and carry my dad off in a stretch and so after the game. My Dad's late in the trainer's room and incomes Babe Ruth. Since how you don't kid might. That's that was one of the greatest moments of his career. I mean because they look theft. Babe Babe Ruth was just such an idol to all those guys. My Dad used to tell me that when the Yankees when they were playing the Yankees and they were taking batting practice. The team's never left. It was kind of like a McGuire deal fans will come to watch batting practice with teams leave when they was hidden and stuff and I remember telling that story McGuire because he was getting a little frustrated in ninety. Eight opposite. Out Watchmen Washer I to watch. Because it was unbelievable what he was and so I told him that. Story About Myse- Marcus enjoy that I said because I'll give you the story of Babe Ruth. My Dad my dad had sit on the teams would come. And that's an honor your so. So he played against. Ruth and sign maze. With how could he do better than that? How do you follow up? Hey consign me because you you played some ball. I couldn't hit the curve ball. How how how good was your dad? How what kind of Ballplayer was he? I think he yeah. He was a lot of speed You know good field shortstop I think he held the record for longtime for most putouts. Something in a game. You know really only big lakes for four years when it was a pretty good players back then so. I always thought so. That's something just to get up there. It's an amazing story. Ill that he. He managed in the minor lakes and then scout from Boston. I and another guy that he signed was Mel Parnell. Pretty good so so went from your your father to you and by the way one of your two sons and I remember writing. The story played with Ricky Henderson. Not In the big leagues but with the San Diego Surf. Dogs and independent baseball. And Willie. I mean ricky in his forties just didn't stop playing no and one of his teams would San DIEGO SURF. Dogs and your son played with them. Yeah Terry Kennedy. Was the man against Terry any side at pepperdine with the dodgers and when he was a pepper nine. Hebrew roommates buddies Noah lowry and Danny Haran were roommates and so when he signed with the dodgers Kennedy was Working with the dodgers at that time so when he got red what address any minor leagues with the Rockies and then after being released. I think you'd better weather in entertaining in flora and Kennedy wanted a month's team so we invite him down San Diego and rookie. Who you're scrape the kids. Yeah I mean he he he absolutely loved it to this day. I recently spoke with them. How much he enjoyed. He enjoyed that as much as playing in the big leagues because it was like his childhood. That's that's basically you? You don't play for the money wasn't a business. You play for the love of the game and you know what I see overnight with a look at them on amid still put him out there and yet he would. I always always used to tell them. I said Ricky. You're GonNa Miss Your Hall of fame. Induction. 'cause YOU'RE GONNA have a game. You're ricky story where we're at New York Ricky's up. The bad is what the mets then and I called a strike one on becky steps out of the box and says he doesn't think that strike reassert strike and took up mass strikes back in the box talking to third. I either third person with ridden. That's precious I could go on and on but Eddie you got to write a book. And that's what they say. Well thank thanks so much. This was an extreme pleasure to go over a roots in the game. Your father. Your son. three generation of MONTAGUES. Congratulations on a wonderful rear entry. Thank you for listening to this. Episode OF GIANTS SPLASH Henry. So men and I will continue providing podcasts throughout spring training and into the season the giants splash is a production of the San Francisco. Chronicle support the splash and all of the chronicles great journalism by signing up for a chronicle membership at SF chronicle dot com slash pod..
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Dressing these locker and stuff and you know you that high pitched voice. I spend each. It's up and he pulled a brand new club out of his locker with Reuter Glove and gave me and I was like I was which do William as well. This is another story so my way and this is one of the box until this story that on my way home from seals stadium. Slow exciting stuff. I'm like waving the glove out the window. This really base. That's that I get home at. We're halfway hold on. My Dad said well he says you're left handed and your brother. Jerry's right handed my brother. Jerry was a good ballplayer and then I ended up with my younger brother ended up giving him the glove and I think that love got picked off at the playground within a month and Yeah yeah that's the saddest thing have but all these years later and we're watching the angels the giants in Press Booth at Scottsdale Stadium. Here it just a couple of hours ago within the clubhouse in you sat right next to Willie mays the man that you idolizes a kid the man who gave you a glove and fifty eight the man. Your Dad's signed in Nineteen Fifteen. And what a world you're still his buddy. I still yeah you know I still. I like listening to the stories. Well he's always been great but not only myself but my brother's a family whenever around he's always you know Just great that send I tell you a funny story vendor at Candlestick Park One day. At least the hitchhike all over the city and into the river and stuff and hitchhike on. I'm GonNa tell my parents at that time but I got dropped off in third and towels when. I'm walking to the Ballpark area. There at that time and I must have looked at a place because all of a sudden this Cadillac pulls over and offers me a ride. I look in and it's Willie. Mays who had no idea why was but just knew. This is a kid. Walk into the BALLPARK. Probably works out there and I understood that he did that number times and when I opened the door I've got well he said I'm Eddie of you all your Eddie's boy and stuff and when you say walked to the Ballpark you meant candlestick park. You didn't mean that other one right there on third kin. No candlestick yeah. That's what I'm saying. That's a long walk from third down to ten trying to hitch. But that's okay so what we all these great highlights I recited what about a lone light. I mean there must have been times that the motions just maybe just overwhelmed the moment and got you an empire unit player nose to nose back back in those days. It was real baseball right because you could argue. You wouldn't get ejected oftentimes but now. You can't say much at all because once. Ya Plays reviewed it's Gospel. You can't go back stiff. Otherwise you're tossed. Yeah and I liked it back. You had your arguments and stuff and I remember Bobby Cox we. We'd go nose to nose and stuff and and said the bobby's type of guy I talked about it Atlanta and we parked in the parking lot. The players parking lot there and we'd be nose-to-nose he's gone and screaming and yelling and but I always said if I see him in the parking lot and I had a flat tire that night. He helped me change higher. That's how bobby was you know. These are two famer. Yeah there were a lot of times. You know the arguments I've ever time in L. A. and I tossed vern rapp was a manager of the cardinals and I tossed him out. Ballgame for arguing balls and strikes in the dugout. I got his coach. Sonny Roberto and then Lou. Brock came up to bat and he was going to jump on the bandwagon. I call the pitch down the middle of play the strike a new step out. You know to show me up to get back in the box. He didn't get back in the box. I says pitched the ball through the nets pinch strike too. He wasn't even in the box. And then the next pitch. I tossed him him out in the game. Remember those three guys in one game and I remember after the game. I came in the dressing room. They're dodger stadium. I get the phone rings from his Cell Phone Sur- phone rings. There was Giacomo calling me. Go wait a kid. That was awesome. That's wonderful another great story. I recall if drew Jose Cardenal. Now you ran him like twice in one day three times in two days right. This is fantastic. Yeah Yeah well I can count the second one so it was at first base where I think Zia Palm Springs are used drive down there for spring training okay. Cardinal rounded first base wanted to second base but he missed her space by three feet and he got the second basically standing there and They appealed to I and I called him out and he said a few choice words that I throw them out at so argument soon and he goes to the dugout and in those days and I don't think they do it anymore but pitchers when they finished the game or player they go run in the outfield. Do their laps. The Games go on so Carnell because the dugout said. He's out in the outfield. During running this lapse so I stopped the game and I said I said Herman Francis Imagine Saharan. Hit Him off the field. We're not starting a game and Herbert goes eight Kenny. Can you run? I said hey can run all the way to the bucks and I said it so loud. The crowd got a kick out so the following day. A triple A. Jim Quick and rather CNN big on par through just working three men and we're standing before the game outside the locker room and the cubs Oklahoma steer buying Harthill came up the runway and he spit till quicken best us. But I went in and told the crew chief on the satellite say Ryan. We get out there. You GotTa don't let him in the game. He's dumb and Rani said you can't do that. He's not waiting today so we got out of the home plate. Luciano took the lineup cards. Some peanuts lowery and looked at me. Let me see your lineup parts. The delighted person was quote. Cornell's name and give me your pen and across Carnell in the lineup and we heard Franks came out told him the story and Herman was fine with with what happening. That's great so I guess I was three times. I might be a record. Yeah we'll have more of our conversation with Eddie Montague right after this. Hello Heather Knight. Hello Peter Hart Lob you may have heard from the east coast media and even the White House that San Francisco has literally become a toilet and we completely disagree. The big event podcast is becoming total. Sf and we're going to highlight what still great about San Francisco will interview colorful characters share history pay tribute to our favorite. Sf movies and just have fun. Listen for the cable. Car Bell Total. Sf wherever you get your podcasts. The mets and red SOx game the grinder to Buckner the. Weren't you the right field on fire? What happened to the ball? Well so I was in right field. John kindles working first base. And you'd figure in the game's over here Pinson. The play and Millie went down the field that I think he peaked yet. I'm not sure but looking was pretty quick and you know what I'm not sure whether or not the ball through his legs and then So that was game six and Marty Barrett second baseman started. Come over and get the ball. Game was over now run sport. I said I got it already. So I picked up the ball and took an address from I put a little mark on it and the next day got rained out and for game seven. Come back the ball pocket. And the mets come back and win game so after the game I remember Johnny McNamara was one of the first guys are locker room. You came in a nicer and stuff you know. That stuff happens but Then Arthur Richmond. Who worked for years with the mets and then also went on to the Yankees wonderful man so he came in. I said already. I said I've got something for you. I said this is the ball that wanted for you. This is the ball at went through buckner slake slob and eat him. WanNa take it all right so you worked for them in Columbus you deserve more than I do so keep them up so he took the ball and about a year later he called an ASS. Suze that ball. He says we're thinking of action. Offer charities outcasts and he had no problem free probably had about five six thousand dollars. It's my wife and Hopper Hawaii watching. Espn at morning. And they said record dollar amount for baseball went for maybe three thousand dollars and that was the ball and Charlie Sheen the actor Bonnet Charlie Sheen. Wow No regrets. No that'd be in my addict just pfleger industrial since that I think ball sold over again so last time zones half a million dollars so if you if we move onto the modern game again you know the strike zone with. What can you say what? What are the developments with the Automated Strike Zone? We now we have the newer technology the Hawkeye rather than track man but It seems like it's coming And maybe the umpires going appreciate this. But the rubble empires. The technology is so advanced that there's part of the game that doesn't ever want that human element to change but there's another part of the game that says well maybe the computers in the technology and the Hawkeye A system could could even get more right than the cars are getting it right and the UMPIRES. Get it right. Ninety nine percent of the time. They're well over. Ninety almost ninety eight percent recommend you know behind the plate and on the basis. It's about the same there. Percentet`y you know being a supervisor. I got to watch this and I have to review all the plays all the time and it's amazing like I tell them Mike ever supervising. I've been doing this night. Here's the supervisor and you know the last couple of years I can't remember play being missed. That was really outrageous. Maybe one or two OL Southerners Bang Bang. I was put down report super slow as a super slow flight. tells these guys they get down to the dubs because they all want to get everything right and it's how we work. We work like that. You don't want to miss anything and just you can't beat the camera you can't beat that guy slide into second base and coming off a half an inch and they're going to keep the tag on right. That's not what it was. What's meant to be but you know what they're dealing with and replay. If they see that being changed I think the person they're okay with replaying. I don't know about the new system. We're talking about automated strike so we we did that down and fall this year and impress me so much and there was some batters and we saw some video of the replace where it was definitely not a strike but it was called the strife right and there were arguments.
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Hello and welcome to the giant splash. I'm John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle and we welcome Special Guest Eddie Montague to the podcast. Montague is a longtime pyre. Who's now an empire supervisor? And we talk about the possibility of a robo up in the majors. Some recent significant umpire hires and his baseball roots. His Dad played in the majors. I Babe Ruth. Anti calm and as a scout he signed a kid from the Birmingham black barons named Willie mays. So we're with Eddie monarchy and Eddie one of the most decorated umpires. I think in history who has great roots In the bay area in San Francisco to the giants and even to Willie mays. And let's get this right out there. Eddie your father also named any Montague Was a scam. The giants back in the nineteen forties the end. He visited a Birmingham one day to check out a kid named Alonzo. Perry who played in the Negro Leagues for the Birmingham. Blackburn's what happened with Alonzo. Perry and your father. And that's couty mission well. The giants sent him down. The Look. Look at Alonzo the power base when I believe in. My Dad liked them a lot but he saw this young kid and I think Willie was only like sixteen. Lee always played with older older fellas and and he saw this kid and he just caught his eye right away with his screen instincts. Power His arm everything about a man so My Dad kind of forgot about Alonzo and after Willie is an amazing story. An city with Eddie Montague the longtime umpire he umpired in the in the major leagues from Nineteen. Seventy six to nineteen ninety nine. A San Francisco native grew up in Daly City. You have two thousand nine two thousand nine right and now is enough supervisor and you could see him in the press box at all giant home games for the most part sometimes over the as mostly in San Francisco and you know that there's been some news lately on the Umpires Front We've had some retirements. Jeff Kellogg Dana. Demuth Cedar Strong Everett in four guys for longstanding fell type. Two of them Everett and Kellogg believed to be empire supervisor. Yes yeah now also in the news. Perwin Danley. Who I went to school with at San Diego State and played with Tony Gwynn. He was an outfielder. Steve Sales those three guys by the way played in the same outfield at San Diego State all reached the Big Leagues Tony as a ballplayer. Cronin daily has no partner. Steve Sales as a trend with the Oakland A.'s okay. I didn't know that three paths to the major leagues. Three different ways. Tony Gwynn's too. And they all play in the same outfield back in the late seventies early eighties but anyway Kirwin Danley has been promoted to true chief as has Alfonso Marquez. Now What's interesting? Their historic and wonderful. Is that Dan? Lee is the first African American crew chief and Marquez is the first Latin American true chief. What does that mean to you Eddie? Wit and what an inspiration for for kids. Who See these guys in the elevator roles? Yeah well you know I work with Kirwin plenty. I came up and terrific you know. He's got great instincts. Whose BASEBALL ALL AMERICAN DOWN. There said he wants an undrafted. All American yeah. Yeah and he you know he's got great instincts and he's he's taken the role the last couple of years filling in as a crew chief and has shown a great job you know. He's very passionate about what he does. And so I think he's going to be an excellent courage yet it it. It's it's great to see you know like anything else is. Why wasn't this done a long time ago but anyway it is progress now You had some wonderful history as an apart- now everybody envisions empires as the four guys. Who have no friends out there except for themselves? Yeah but your history is amazing. I mean when I go down the list you were there when Pete rose past ty Cobb on the all time hits list you were there. When Barry Bonds hit a seventy I seventy second seventy third home. Run in that final series. Giants dodgers at at the Ballpark in one. You're there for Lou Brock's three thousand. You were there when Kirby Puckett hit that home. Run in the ninety one series. And you're there when when when Wilkie Wilson it that little roller up the line and bill buckner didn't feel too cleanly but some amazing stuff. Food highlight as a as an art. Like your most memorable game good or bad while I think. I think you know when you think back the Pete Rose thing always stuck in my head of that one night and I can see it like I was there today and and it was at certain times a night when the sky was just beautiful sunset and goodyear blimp overhead the flash bulbs or flashing and the Heat's versus bat. That's when he broke the record you know. Hit a line drive to left field and I remember The game stopped little. Came out and son. Tommy ells first base coach and Steve Garvey and I just stood back there in watch and it was really emotional especially when he came out and hugged his dad and stuff like that little turnaround Garvey and so it was great. It was great moment in past tightened up and my dad played against all my dad. My Dad played for Cleveland. So I thought that was one of the highlights that I was a part of it it was. It was the reds Padron. Steve Garvey in those pictures because he was the padres first baseman that year there shall through the Bitch and actually sat on the mound which criticized for yeah later during the ceremony. But that's another story What what about your you grew up a giants fan right. You're born in San Francisco. You grew up in Daly city and your your father raised you. You Seal Stadium Right. You were there the first couple years when the giants were there. I am before. Yeah I've been all three openers opening date. David Seals Stadium. My Dad took me opening the candlestick park and then I opened up behind home plate as higher for the new ballpark. So yeah so it was pretty lucky to have all that stuff happened and But I've never seen stadium.
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"You need a closer or are you. Open to rotating that position or even used in your best best reliever in a higher leverage seventh or eighth inning situation where we'd see a stereotypical closer into twenty twenty twenty things a little too early to tell John I mean I think we want to see see what our our roster looks like heading into spring training. I think we've got a lot of possibilities right now. For the sixth through the ninth and we'll look to be creative to to find the best fits for each situation now do von seems to be a a real wildcard linear. He was really impressive. toward the end of last season at Ed both short and second but he so athletic he could do a lot of things that I was the outfield particular Centerfield do see him roaming around the diamond or is he the in the mix at second base with the Solano and the newcomer Gilmer Sanchez. We see it as we see opportunities for playing time as as merit based so We see Yohmor and we see DEVAN. We see Solano. No no as competing for playing time. We see some openings in the outfield and so for that reason we're excited about let's see what do bond can do in the outfield as well and these are conversations that we'll continue to have with with all players. Are you looking For the second baseman to be more defensive minded or more hitting minded because Sanchez comes as a raining. Gold Glover From the white sox where he was wonderful on defense but maybe provide the pop that you might be looking for with this lineup. We're excited about Sanchez's Sanchez's Defense contributions and he's also put in quite a bit of time with with Justin belief. One of our major league coaches Spent a good deal of time with him. This past offseason working through swing adjustments Those swing adjustments Yohmor has been pretty committed to and we're excited to see what those changes producing spring training and in the regular season. Speaking of the new coaches have they at all met with or at least spoken with all the veterans. Including you know buster Posey in Crawford and belt and Longoria. Here's been a lot of work done so far John so Longoria and Crawford both have spent time with our hitting roof in the cage in Scottsdale Buster and some Marjo have both been here in San Francisco had an opportunity to talk to both of those guys. They're both working really hard into to put their bodies and their minds in the right position to have success in in twenty twenty But all of our coaches are making consistent contact with with our players That's that's true for me as well. Some really good conversations with with our players already. Pablo Sandoval is a giant again. Yes or at least he will be resuming. His Rehab with the giants opening day. Seems Unlikely I don't know maybe I'm wrong. But he's A. He's a bit ahead of schedule. But I think opening day is is certainly certainly ambitious given the circumstances right you met with him in Miami off season did that Lead to the signing here or was that the introductory Conversation you had and would you expect from him. It wasn't for sure that he was gonna be back but he does as Bruce Bochy said many times provide a lot of personality in leadership and Enjoy those sure so Collaboration always leads to the signing of players As far as Pablo's lows impact on on the clubhouse I don't think it can be discounted. It's a it's a big thing. He's he keeps the mood life. He knows how to to inspire his teammates and have been example of that. When I went out to Miami and I sat down with Suarez Anderson and Pablo Pablo double had a a really mature perspective on how to handle that conversation he knew when the right time was for to take control of the conversation but he also also knew when to tee up Anderson and Suarez so that I was able to get to know the three of them together at the same time? He's just he's a mature but also very lighthearted joy filled athlete. And then I'll say this as when we came in with the phillies Pablo. Oh was dangerous coming off the bench swing and a good bat and he. We always had to account for the possibility that he was gonNA come up in a big situation and and we knew that he was going to be a grind of a plate appearance. And so yeah I mean He. He had a good year last year with the BAT. And I'm excited for for him. When he's fully healthy he would that be made with Epi June July? Would that be August. Do we know. I don't think we have an exact timeline yet I've I've seen videos of Pablo. He's he shares awesome and he's excited about his progress so he's throwing fairly aggressively at this point And obviously he shared some videos. Swing swing looks good. Looks in good shape. You mentioned Anderson is one of the three met in Miami. Which Anderson was the Sean John Anderson? Okay in Tyler will be ready for the season. I don't know exactly where he is in his time. Line right now but I can get that information for you okay. Anybody else Smiley anybody else. Who is questionable? annable for opening day smiley healthy okay. Yeah we're we're good to go there. Okay Okay and Darren rough another newcomer. Who spent the last last three years in Korea? Yeah hit some home runs. Eighty plus I don't know if that's the level of AAA or what but eighty five home runs. Eighty five home runs. Let's first baseman slash corner. After would you see of him. You nailed it on heat. So in in Korea the numbers he put up. Were really impressive. I I think three years in a row were was nine hundred opie s and I think at least one of those years was over thousands so he was able to to do two things. He's very well that we value number one hit for power number to get on base so and Darren we had some exposure to Darren when I was in player player development with the dodgers many years ago And Look I mean I'm not sure how much of the performance from Korea the last couple of years translates it's two major league baseball but they're certainly reason for optimism. Where's this going to get? Its power This is a tougher ballpark park to hit them. Most if not all and the numbers on the offensive side last few years haven't been impressive on the power side with. Where are you going to get your our our job as a major league? Coaching staff is to take the pieces that we have in this room. The athletes that we that we have in this room in on our roster right now and try try to turn the dial up just a little bit We are a player. Development Focused Major League coaching staff. So one way for us to to get a two to power in our lineup is to improve swings improve swing decisions And continue can you to to make adjustments to get the most out of our our very talented athletes. I think there's another level in another gear in some some of our veteran players. And I think that we're GONNA do everything necessary to develop the the young players that are still coming into their own and I think in Strips Ubon Jalen Davis dickerson. Like these are slater. All of these guys have have some pretty high ceilings. Yes you have a relationship with Kevin Pillar. Yeah we We both come from the same part of California. Yeah Yeah we've stayed in touch over the years. Now he's a free agent yes Farhan told me that before spring training. He's expecting one or two more outfielders in the mix to bring in church and I'm wondering if You might shed any light on whether he would be somebody you'd like to pursue or have I know this. Isn't you know party. Part of your Gig you manage. The team brings the players in but with no and your relationship with other players who have come in. Let me drop that name. Yes so I I'd say I respect the work and the job that far on and Scott hairs are are. GM have to do which which is to decide on on what the roster is going to look like and it's my job to be a thought partner with them on those decisions but then also to I fully support and and get the most out of the players that come into the clubhouse in our on our major league roster rather than speaking to individuals I can speak to characteristics heuristic value I value and respect hard play gritty play Fiery play guys that are tough and that are gonNA scratch and claw in grind for every possible advantage so rather than speak to anyone individuals individual. I can tell you that the character characteristics value. Are Those understood. Some of the characteristics centered on. Roy Does maybe the last thing would be. What could you tell giant Ryan fans about the twenty twenty giants that would make them encouraged after three straight losing seasons here? Yeah I think the thing that comes to mind immediately is when teams get on their charters to fly back to their home cities after playing three game series in San Francisco Cisco we expect for them to be exhausted because of our grind our hustle our determination and our fight. So I think that's brand of baseball. That giants fans can get on board with and one that our clubhouse our players our staff will be proud to play and I think that's an that's an entertaining brand of major league baseball. Well good enough. Thank you very much thank you. Thank you for listening to this. Episode of the giant Splash. We'll have more your podcast leading up to spring. Training and throughout training camp giant splash is part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is editor editor in chief. Follow me on twitter at Hank Shulman or you can email me at. H SCHULMAN AT SF CHRONICLE DOT com support giants splash channel great journalism with a subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle there are print and digital editions available find out more at SF chronicle dot com slash slash subscribe..
Bowl Games 2019-20: Schedule and Predictions for Top Upcoming Games
"We're talking ball games he's around March here I'm Susan Burke as we want to know what you think about any and all ball games were talking red box ball because the fighting Illini our plane in the red box full talk or text three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred now as we're talking about rob just even going to a big ten game as it is is so much fun so much going on that date you can't see from the TV so to speak and while a bowl game in the bay area sounds like fun to me I I just want everyone to know that I did lobby to get us out of the red box full wasn't quite in the budget maybe next year exactly maybe next year but I I did try and try well it we make the Rose Bowl next year and they they've they've got a Serra send us folks there I think so they were you know like you said a lot of fun things going on and she's there's no shortage of of things that the the fighting line I have been involved in since the touch down the other day in San Francisco I know they've had a lot of fun Brian Barnhart was telling us when he joined us earlier voice of a line I basketball and football for that matter they bend Alcatraz and they've been doing charitable work all sorts of stuff sounds like you're having a children's hospitals yeah and you know I also want to mention that the Dallas Mavericks are taking on the Golden State Warriors tonight why do I say that because the fighting line I will be there they're gonna go enjoy the basketball game tonight as well that's right that's right they are going to go see that game I think you know just from an outsider's point of view I I think that's a great way to take these players minds off of the fact that they've got a huge nationally televised game yes coming up when they take on cal of course again you can catch right here on WLS AMA ninety ends look a whole lot of stuff going on out in the bay area I absolutely I mean first of all it wouldn't be a game without a pep rally right no I hadn't the twenty nine th the first bowl of men open to fans is the pep rally redbox bowl pep rally that's at noon at Justin Herman plaza and Market Street that's a famous street in San Francisco it's free and it's public and a chance for fans to have a great time middle of the later on in the evening at least I'll dare in on on the west coast that is the bowl bash at the bay that again will be open to the public in that it'll be it'll be a good time at some located at oracle park now I'm not sure exactly where that you want that's twenty four Willie Mays plaza that's good for the giants play I have a baseball team so that'll be that'll be fun and and you know the the good times continue to roll on the the following morning well they do that's the game day run club so that happens there actually embarking from embark could there plaza I think I said that correctly and the guys are staying at the Hyatt regency and so they're gonna run on over to the where all the action is happening the run is open to everyone it's four miles so you have to be ambitious to join in that activity well I think it's important to to give a little bit of history of this game date run club it's actually hosted by you'll vie athletic director Josh women he threw this out on social media a while ago didn't know how would go but he's a fat guy he played at the university of Illinois and now he's the athletic director down there in Champaign so sorry I wanted to go for a run on game day he does it every morning prior to the games and the next thing you know as is usually the case with social media this thing catches fire so all the sudden people started running with him so this is the game day run again brought to you by the athletic director Josh women who was just just very very passionate not only about the football team you know which he played on which just anything involving a line I sports he's he's front and center cheering them on so that'll be fun Embarcadero plaza a huge tour stop in San Francisco so that'll be it'll be fun to watch get the people's feedback on on how that goes well right in place with that run and that's a stress reliever you know much like the guys traveling to Alcatraz and going to the game tonight and all of that it's a stress reliever but you can't stay too late at all the pregame activities if you're gonna run for my word to the wise there's also a pre game party looks like I'm the game day at ten AM yeah so that'll be a good time as well and you know as we said that we think that we think that tell you my fans are gonna be out there in full force the they travel well and in that you know nothing like going through a bit of some lean years to make a G. P. people's interest and get out there and support you're fighting a lot of little be fun three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred if you got a prediction on the red box bowl again as the fighting Illini face the California golden bears or you know any of the any of the bowl games still yet to come in fact one E. is under way it is the peach bowl chick fillet people that is between the top rank LSU Tigers and the fourth ranked Oklahoma Sooners and I think Justin said he pretty made a bold prediction he said that Ellis you wearing fifty up on the Sooners I think this game at least is the way it's playing out right now is going to be a little bit closer than predicted Ellis you just scored it's still in the first quarter you're about ready to go up fourteen seven on the Sooners the but the big one tonight in in our minds Susan second ranked Ohio state at thirteen and no big ten this year taking on three Clemson that's going to be a that's gonna be a big match up it's going to be big and like you said a lot of these these games today really too close to call our I I don't even think he the experts know exactly who's gonna win who's gonna who's gonna make it yeah I I just don't you know the so called the so called experts they didn't really do much by Illinois this year with some other point spreads and how they kind of I guess disrespected them I would like to say well Shalom right exactly so yeah again the marquee matchup is going to be is is going to be huge and it just kind of a little bit of a history of claims and and Ohio state the Ohio state they've got they've got a little bit on the line here not just the fact that they want to win and go on to the national championship but the last time they faced constant was back in two thousand sixteen it was new year's eve out in Glendale Arizona Clemson crush them thirty one to nothing in urban Meyer said after the game not only do we embarrass ourselves in Paris the whole state of Ohio well our you got that right yeah and this is one of their first appearances in this poll are college football playoff to have their own my time I'm talking about Oklahoma part yeah I know that's okay yeah no we're do where does did send stuff to keep track of these days but look that's gonna be a good game of the one that's going on right now is Ellis you and Oklahoma hi you know it's just in these teams are so evenly matched we talked about it earlier I don't think it's you know overstating its when you say that I really like the top four teams this year and as they kinda you know get get themselves into that national championship of formation I think it's some we want to go with I think it'll be Ellis you're not really going out on a limb here because they're also even the match I think it'll be Ellis you and climbs in in the championship game just we think you're racing around so somebody thank I'm going with Justin we have I said I know but just since our fabulous producer he is just a few more minutes to go here wanna thank Brian Barnhart he joined us earlier he calls the games for the university of Illinois does football and basketball which by the way you can also hear basketball on WLS AM eight ninety and just really looking forward to the weekend to the game absolutely and we have basketball tomorrow right we do skip all tomorrow tomorrow night and other well Hey we're talking we're we're in need deep in football talking red box full everybody's so excited that we're going bowling we're going bowling for the first time since twenty fourteen and we're all excited about that and you can hear both football and basketball right here on WLS AM eight ninety pregame started to write does yeah warm the fans are going to warm the faithful examines so that's the time to tune in yeah definitely that's definitely the time to tune in and and then we have more sports programming for you and full coverage of your fighting Alaina North Carolina agency there you go that's to start though I for some reason I have to start time mixed up one o'clock so the pre game will be a little bit in advance of that and you know since Brian is out in San Francisco I think a good friend Scott Beatty who join us on the show before you might be doing the call of this game I don't know but I I think you might and we'll get on him because it's so it should be decent game and then you just touching on basketball briefly since we we started talking about it then after this game against North Carolina agency of finding a line I really get into the bulk of the big ten schedule after the first of the year on January second more specifically they take on Michigan state Purdue Wisconsin writers northwestern that's an instance big ten team then they played two again Michigan Minnesota Iowa and then you know then it's obviously it's conference schedule so it'll be interesting to see they they're off to a good start as well they are they absolutely are and how we should thanks god also for his contributions and helping us out during football season yeah yeah well he's he is good and he falls in on a daily basis and really knows the ins and outs of a few of our football and I wanna call amount for predicting that you know you know I was gonna we were all day we were all depressed at one point in the season it was kind of a roller coaster season has we've touched upon and he did he did say the vibe down here is not good he did say that yeah well if is down in champagne right right my special thanks first of all to Justin we only who's helped out with the shows yes we did two during the bye weeks this season and then this one leading into the red box ball again two o'clock pregame on WLS AM eight ninety on Monday as the fighting a line I get set to take on the cal bears twenty one oh six and six cal bears seven five on the season
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists league isn't juicing the balls
"Good point September jar gassed he joins us longtime baseball insider I thought rob Manfred did a good job today talked on a couple of different platforms MLB network on radio also at the podium about the baseball's not being Jews he had to do that it's an integrity issue and he's confident that that's not the case even after Werner landers comments what was your big take away on that topic I have a proposal and I know the commissioner pretty well and I know he won't do it so I'll give you my proposal I say that on Friday when the sport resumes use last year's baseball take last year's baseball but I know that there's enough of them out there take last year's baseballs and use them for two weeks exclusively at the end of the two weeks compare the amount of home runs that are hit to the number of home runs and hit the two weeks prior to the all star break and then we can have a definitive conversation I have asked outside best general managers are best players are vast reporters what's up with the baseball since everyone has a different theory it's the cover is different the insides different delay things different that this is different I've heard a million different things and no one knows definitively and I'm not expecting anybody to know and what man for it you know and I've been very critical of Manfred and you know I'm not trying to say this to plug a podcast but on my sports to French podcasts he has been accused of being involved in the Cuban player trafficking issues he's been accused of allowing David or to use to associate himself with wanted criminals even he's done a lot of things on his watch that I have been very critical of it might gonna sit here and say without a shadow of a doubt there's something going on with the baseball there's something going on with the way the hitting is going the launch angle aspect of baseball has crossed this game and I told you these numbers twenty eighteen baseball had eleven thousand less balls in play in two thousand and eight we're not talking about the nineties the eighties the seventies I don't want to hear an old man saying who's better when Willie Mays in name Mickey mantle were in the game but that's not the argument the argument is this board is drastically different than ten years ago Manford should
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"This was an example. I don't want anybody to get upset. It's still scoreless at the ABC's center that six seven minutes into the action and right now still scoreless that the sharks are playing with a bird in hand. I know that it's a scary bird. It's a fragile bird. Because you know, if you lose tonight, you go to game seven and immediately anything can happen, but sharks have a bird in hand. They have an opportunity to close the series out tonight on the road. But if they don't get it, then they come back to the tank for a seventh game. So we'll keep an eye on that one for you. And again, Kirk reader joining in ten minutes to get into what was just a wild series. And then also celebrate Willie Mays birthday Willie is eighty eight today. I'm feeling like there's some good synergy going on here because this is a fishery the year where I am half Willie mazes age every he's eighty eight I'm forty four which is my craps number. So he's like two hard. Now. That's the way I look at it. So so good for Willie and honor him, we found a. Great old clip. I thought was hilarious from the old TV show homerun derby. And I don't know how many people are familiar with this. We're not talking about what they do the day before the all star game. There was a show that I mean, it goes way back, and I mean, you know, this is only seen in black and white. I watched it as a little kid and even men what I saw it as a little kid. I'm like, wow. This is a really old show. What the heck is this thing? So you'll get the gist of it or there's a host that would actually bring on to superstar athletes. You could never do this today. Can you imagine the difficulties of getting Bryce Harper and Mike trout to agree on a day off to show up in some ball? And do homerun derby. It's amazing because it's not just like, oh, we got two guys to hit home runs its Willie Mays versus Mickey Mantle ticket. Listen to this..
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The answer is no there was nine. So this shouldn't take very long. The fans allowed to be in the stands if the van reaches over into the field of play then you can get some van interference. Even that this ban was just standing up. We might have made some contact with that fan in his seat in the stands. But it was barely contacted all anyway. I just can't imagine this one would be successful for the reds nineteen thousand four hundred seventy six the ground. The empire's in New York have taken a look and the call will be what nothing justified ball. Well. We like David bell. And he's fighting for his pitchers facing BUSTER Posey, and maybe how to chance to get out. But I was a waste of time. Twelve four here in the seventh reds up by eight runs. Wanted to to Posey. Here comes BUSTER takes a wall her ball outside too. To Posey pops it up out in front of a change up on the infield coming in from second is farmer to make the catch to down Crawford holds. I. Up comes Joe panic. It's Willie Mays his birthday. Did you know that? Let's listen to another Willie highlight this time leading off the all star game in nineteen sixty five in Minneapolis. Von.
"willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"I don't know. I mean, I gotta I gotta. Ninety eighty two on base percentage. First career claiming nine eighty two. Okay. China's. Yeah. Well, so we know which rules garic. It's it's Ruth and Gehrig, and and and and Williams. Obviously. And we said Willie Mays wasn't that kinda hitter. I mean, come on a has Willie Mays get in there. Player Willie Mays. What? Quizzing? He just went to those guys and went to William as a hit of that stuff. There's a lot of guys before we may is a hitter Willie Mays all around player not hitter. I mean, come on my way, really man was a better offensive player Willie Mays. I mean this. I mean, especially between fifty one and sixty two it's time close. So I mean, but, but you know, what? Now, you taking Willie's defense base running. But Williams Musial the Mogae oh, Ruth Gehrig. But you got all these other guys to like he got you got the old guys. Like, what are you doing with guys like Cobb and Hornsby? So you got you count. Those guys are not counting those guys. So you know, my point is you're going from guys like Williams with three forty. You can't go to Willie Mays who had three or two. It's not gonna work that way. I mean, he he's not next. First of all you're gonna wind up with very few right handed hitters. But five getting the five I mean, he can't leave Tycom out. So far. How you gonna do that? Unless you the old guys out. I mean, you wanna take it from nineteen forty on. And then try to do five it's a little different and then leave the Ruth's Gehrig's out. And holds villain. What's up? Hey, mike. What's happened? A little sidestep here the rim trade. Yes. Phillies. Yeah. I mean, the guys they got they got left handed at that. The third piece was not in special quarter of a million and international. Honey, the kid out Farrell is at two sixty hitter. He's not a kid. He's he's almost the same age is real beautiful. And the main guys is six though Sanchez, and he's a nice prospect when they were talking this guy earlier in the year. I mean, they they were asking for Gary Sanchez. They were asking for Andrew hot. I mean, I think the Phillies did I mean Geeta just did a bad job here. I mean, they will offering teams offering so much more for this guy. I don't think they can't in it all on this. They got listen they finally had to get rid of them. And they got rid of that, you know. I mean, that's basically what it came down to. I guess I guess they got the best. They could get listen. Let's be honest. She has done a great job with that franchise. So hasn't as much as you love him as a Yankee. Because he's Derrick jeeter doesn't mean. He's automatically going to be good at this. Yeah. I know. The kid Sanchez is a nice player, and he's ranked up there. But the other guys linked to them. I got it was reading into prospects. If they would got two or three on the prospect that was decent. I think the dodgers it more. I think so many teams off more. They got this FanFest. I I don't I it's hard. When you start talking about all these prospects, very hard to know, exactly. Which one somebody likes better than the other when you're dealing with guys don't have major league credentials. You know, what I mean, very hard for us to at least I'll say it's very hard for me to analyse guys that I've ever seen play. And just going on what they did in the mind is there's more to them than what they did in the minors. So sometimes mile league stats are not the best. You know, not the best indicator of talent. Mike in Brooklyn. What's up, Mike? To ask you a question for a couple of weeks now. But now, unfortunately, the time is apropos about Frank Robinson. I noticed that. I mean, I was born in seventy seven really team play. I didn't notice that he when he was traded from Baltimore stolen basis. How'd you dipped dramatically within an injury that he had? The Orioles didn't run their National League the reds ran the Orioles didn't run he was all bakers want something like that thirty to forty for like five. Yeah. Remember, he got he got. No. It's not injury. It's just that. He got to be older. But the Orioles Weaver was not a stolen base guy. He was a three run home. He was pitching defense and three run Homer guy. That's that's what he. Accumulated. He amac's all those stolen bakers when he was traded a following year is it dipped drastically I was just looking at the back of this car. And I'm looking at a that just jumped out at me. No, he never stole basis in Baltimore. No, no, no, he stole. But in Cincinnati. He was twenty stolen base guy early in his career members younger and the National League they ran a lot more when he went to when he went to the Orioles he's hitting in the middle of a power Laden lineup. And we've in the. Him in the lineup. Well, no, he always batted third. But Weaver was a, but the reds were a team that ran the National League, they ran more. And the American League we've applied for the three one home where he was not a guy. He was not a steel guy. So Frank was not going to steal more than a handful of basis in the American League. I mean, Franks all time high for steals who's twenty six it wasn't like he stole a lot of basis, but he's still double digits in the National League. You wouldn't steal anyone. He went to the American League. First of all you got to be a little old. The Secondly we want to run. Tom and lake hiawatha. What's up, Tom? Good afternoon. My dad. Thanks for baseball. Frank, rob? I'm your age of Robinson was a tremendous ballplayer to things you gave a tremendous staff earlier when you said that he retired with a three ninety lifetime on base percentage. I looked it up. The main his five hundred eighty six home runs. He struck out one hundred times in a season once a different world. And I'm like nowadays home run hitter strike out a hundred times before the all-star. Well, it's just like I said, it's a different world people in those days. They valued outs out mattered. You moved run over. You. Had productive outs. Now outs. Don't matter. Leadoff hitter strikeout. One hundred and ten times now. So the game has changed completely. The the disabled list is going on permanent disabled, the permanent deal. Major league baseball will rename the disabled list as the injured list. The league will make the change out of concern that disables for injured players falsely conflicts injuries. All right. The rules of the DL which has gone through different incarnations since nineteen sixty six and now includes a ten day version for short term stays will renew. It will remain the same the source said, but it will now be called the so is now the engine list. Okay. No longer disabled list. So now it is the injured list who cares? Engine disabled where we can Tony Connecticut. What's up, Tony? That great Baltimore team. You remember the four? Yeah. Yeah. That'll be had collected baseball cards that there was a baseball card and called the Byrd bombers came out to following year. They're all on their leg. Listen. They a great pitching. Absolutely. I mean, you're talking about the sixty six and you had the babies, and if you're talking about the seventy one version they had all grown up and the great pitchers. Absolutely great pitchers. Legendary pitches Anthony in Long Island. What's up Anthony? Yeah. Hi, mike. What's happening on Joe Girardi would like five teams that changed managers last year? And you know, listen all the time. You said, you know, they needed to change. It wasn't that. He was that said it was just that you know, after ten years with the same team, you wanna change change up manages to get any offers. He definitely he definitely did. He didn't get one that he liked though. And he's going back this year to do some broadcasting. I think there's a good chance he'll be with me. Once a week this year two we're working on that. So I think he will be. And I don't even know if they'll make it through the whole season before going back. But I think he's going to pick a spot. I think he wants to go to a team where it's also I think his family issue. We know whereas kids are at this point of his life is an issue where he wants to live with his family's an issue. So I think there's some other issues he doesn't have to be taken. He he can be picky. He can wait. And I think that's what he's decided to do. It clearly offers no question. Might be waiting for the cubs agree. I don't know if it's the cubs so much. But I mean, listen, I think. He might have his eye on a couple of situations. But I don't think he was in a rush. And I think he's going to wait his turn. And whenever it comes. They'll take. Glad you're going to have. I think we will. I will work on it. So I think there's a good chance will be on with us this week once a week this year, Stephen Rockland, what's up Steve? Hey, Mike, you know, more. Specifically, you know, you said earlier was a run more. Specifically when Earl Weaver was asked what his favorite playing in baseball. He replied that three. Earl Weaver was ahead of his time. Because now with a lot of the analytics teams, don't like the bunt. They don't like to give outs. A lot of teams play that way where they don't believe in giving about Earl Weaver was that way. He did not believe in bunting. He did not like to give about slight interviews which is. He played for the homeless. Robinson was just a magnificent baseball player period. Just amazed. No question. Great player. Absolutely. Great player. We'll company lifeless outfits on studios pound by town fair tire. And nobody beats town fair tire. Nobody absolutely great player. Mike and Mike stone. What's up, Mike and Mike quick question for you contemporary hitters? For the next two thousand first decade Knicks were in the top five most profitable franchises. And they were one of the worst teams in the league. The why did they have any demonstration that the organization wanna win and they just wanna make money. But I don't think any of the free agent to come here for that reason. Well, listen, the Knicks are the train wreck. The knicks. The Knicks are the most profitable basketball franchise in in the NBA. They're the most valuable franchise in the NBA. They're actually the second. They're actually the third most valuable franchise in sports and their hobby lobby is. That's not true. Mike, you couldn't be more wrong. The only brought in Phil Jackson gave him complete autonomy. Phil jackson. Screw the team. He gave him complete control of the franchise. Everybody wanted Phil Jackson here. He gave Phil Jackson complete control. He brought Phil Jackson any pay them a king's ransom. He gave Phil Jackson complete control of the franchise, which every I was at the garden. The knight. Phil Jackson got announced the place gave him a standing ovation. The place when absolute crazy everybody here. We talked wanted begged dole Phil Jackson. He got Phil Jackson. He brought them in phil- Jackson ruined. A franchise. Now, they got trying to fix it. Now, it was ruined before Phil was here. But we all thought Phil would fix it filled it and fix it. He took fifty million or sixty million whatever he wound up putting in his pocket, and he didn't make it any better made it worse. So now, they got to fix it. Now. Your point on the other hand is the Knicks are worth more than any NBA franchise more than the Lakers more than. Golden state. They also produce more revenue they also produce more operating income. They also produce more profit ultra. For the Knicks on spending money to try to win. They just haven't figured out how to win they've done a lousy job from a management standpoint. They've been totally inept, but they have tried. It's not like they put the money in their pocket. They have tried to spend the money. They just haven't done. Well. Back after this. The average smoker tries to quit up to thirty times..
"willie mays" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"A bad guy. I really don't what are we going to defeat them. Stop enough on just you know, he's at my house. I'm getting I'm starting to get the coat right now. It's time for uncle drunk. All the leaf. Sorry. You gotta go. Is pretty wild, though, the way he evolved on the whole world as well. As soon as there's personal gain involved. Yes. I mean, why not? We've all got a price. Somebody will do it. Real quick to. You're a big baseball guy. And of course, Craig is a Yankee fan. Mariano Rivera go into the hall of fame first, unanimous hall of fame vote I ever which is ridiculous. When you think about it? It is in who didn't vote for Willie Mays. Somebody didn't I understand most better. But here's the thing. Is there anyone that shouldn't vote for that guy to be in the hall of fame? Well, if they don't vote for him, they shouldn't be dropped from the Baseball Writers Association. You shouldn't even get a vote. I mean, it's not even close, right? Goes in on the first ballot. Oh, stop that. I'm serious. But you know, what? That's like I believe in it. Either. I was glad to see this do deserve it or not who deserves it more than this. Nobody. One of the reasons I bring it up because I read the Mariano Rivera book, and I watched dominate not a Yankees fan. But then reading his story what he came from. You think bainer story is like oh my gosh. The American dream, man. If you don't know that story that book, you would really appreciate it. It's fantastic. Remember him crying when they won that when he won his first MVP award in the World Series. Remember that remember bawling like a baby? Yeah. I don't either. We you know what I do. Remember what I remember the last time that he pitched a Yankee Stadium. Yes. And it was Jeter that is to other teammates that came out to get him. Yeah. And he broke down. That was was I broke down your admitting. It man you wept. That was Scott. That's very Gillette of you that I know that was incredible moment though, come on Craig. Did you weep when that happened? Yes. Yeah. I did we pay like a small child. It was amazing. I saw Derek jeeter say goodbye the Yankee Stadium to beautiful moments. Derek? Okay. Just stop. We're having a moment here. Go in one hundred percent to sh. I wept. When Rivera got taken out just like, you guys did see except my kids were there. And they saw it. It was one of the first times they saw are you crying. That was a moment. Man. Gosh that was incredible. Did you ever see your dad cry? Yeah. Yeah. Well credit Brian sign freaked out. As you know, his dad's gotten older, you see it more often. Commoner not. But yeah, I mean, the first memory I don't wanna bring it up because it was really sad. It's, you know, one of those things the other thing I wanted to ask you Scott particular about Mariano Rivera, can I get my book back someday. Okay. Just know that if Robbins is in your life at all. And you like, maybe. Loan something to him. Not something books. You're not getting it back. You're just not. It's not coming back. But that's okay. I'm just gonna buy. I'll get it back to you. Jeez. My son's ask how many lawnmowers snowblowers or anything? Suns asked me a lot of times. I still want to read that book did Scott ever give it back. Now..
"willie mays" Discussed on Masters in Business
"But people have a hard time seeing past the end of their nose. That's right. It whence. Once you've got a. Hard position is really difficult to move away from it, especially if you've made it in an active public way, if if you're going to give advice to either political party about either getting their base out to vote or persuading the independence in the middle. A lot of states or purple, and if we hold the side the gerrymander districts, what advice would you provide to try and win that great purple middle? It's something that for some reason. The two major parties have not employed. Systematically, it's something called the convert communicator, which is what somebody who used to believe the other side and now testifies Ono. And then I realized or I saw something or this happened to me it could be for example in healthcare issue. I you know, I was in an opponent of this. And then I got sick or my son got sick. And then they say I used to be in your shoes. You can't reject somebody. Who was like you? All right. And then they say, but I flipped and you blew you're willing to be open to this guy. Even though this person is saying something that is not what you currently believe because he or she used to believe that. That's quite fascinating. It'll it's too late for. Two thousand eighteen but hopefully, people will pay attention to that for twenty twenty. So I know I only have you for a finite amount of time. Let me get to my favorite questions that I ask all my guests. These are always interesting because I ended up finding out a lot about people that that I wouldn't have found out otherwise and let me start with what's the most important thing that people don't know about your background. I had a chance to play minor league baseball instead of go to school really was a center fielder. And I wanted to be Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle and the the scout. Who was going to sign me said to me tell me, I you could are you any good at school? I said, yes, he's a good year to college. Yes. Could you finish college? Yes. Go to school kid really go to school kid, he recognized something that. I couldn't hit a slider. Truth is I couldn't hit a slider. And he knew I wasn't going to go up very high in the month. He's a go to your strength, essentially, he didn't say it. In those words, go to your strength. If you're if you're really good at school, go to your strength kid and berry if I hadn't taken that advice. I don't know where I'd be right now. But I wouldn't be in this room with you. It would you would have taken a very different path on your career. I had tremendous accuracy as a pitcher in high school, and I could throw a a wicked fastball. No breaking ball can't throw curve, you're done. So similarly, but that's interesting. I know what will you a decent hitter? I was a good hitter. And I get a jump on the ball. But I I couldn't hit a slider. So tell us about some of your early mentors who influenced you either academically or professionally. Yeah, you know once. Again, I I've got academic mentors. But I'm going to go again to buffet in monger, who will just just been. Breathtakingly good showing me how success can be maintained. And and augmented. That's fantastic. What about psychologists what psychologists influenced your approach to thinking about academics? Behavioral psychology sociology. I'm going to say common and diversity and Taylor. Could you could do worse? I've had common in here..
Teddy Bridgewater doesn't mind waiting a year to grow under Drew Brees
"Bridgewater has a blank future with the saints. He has a clipboard. Future drew. Brees does not get hurt. Repeat that does not get hurt ju- grease has been with the New Orleans Saints since two thousand and six out of a possible. One hundred ninety two regular season games. He's played in one hundred ninety. So teddy Bridgewater is going to do this year and he's a pro quarterback he's going to do is going to carry clipboard is gonna put that thing in his ear. You know, he's going to walk around on the sidelines, Nick navy down the road, but drew Brees a hall of Famer. He's not leaving it. Well, I think he has a legitimate future with the saints. For this reason, you keep entering juries never got hurt, but he's thirty nine years. Old contract is for two more years of Benchley. It will in Virginia. Reason, as we know in football. Unfortunately, it only takes one hits Bridgewater, do I want to be on the jets with Sam darnold who is going to walk in and be the starting quarterback and the jets are hoping for you know, the next ten to fifteen years. I'd rather be new ones. I think he's a pretty good situation, especially for a guy that was a starter for two years, but in the immediate future. Clinton? Sally, he's never gonna. Got the
Dez Bryant, Nfl and Ryan Shazier discussed on Get Up!
"Here's john carlos stanton he got into the act for the red hot yankees yesterday homering twice off dallas who has been inky killer it stanton's thirtieth career multi home run game and sal the red hot they won eleven out of twelve pitches it's out over the plate and aaron judge getting the same kind of looks i'm wondering when these pitchers are going to start throwing inside the sanchez jean carlos stanton trying to get them off the plate as if they can extend like that it's bombs away for the bomber meanwhile no one though in baseball as hot as movie bats three home runs yesterday leading doing into five four win over the royals it's his fourth career three home run game that passes ted williams for the most in franchise history so just look at this he surpasses ted williams in red sox history and he is also catt now has more games with three hold on and and get get ever ever had had babe ruth ever had willie mays ever had seems impossible and yet it's true football news and we reported this earlier this morning kamboi tight end jason witten who had been wavering on this decision is retiring from the cowboys and he will join us at espn is an analyst for monday night football he's an eleven time pro bowler because eleven hundred and fifty two passes in his career for over twelve thousand yards after being drafted in the third round in twenty two thousand three excuse me out of tennis the big part of this news is the balance of power in the nfc east shifts right they may get zeke elliott for entire season with their losing dez bryant they're losing jason witten that's not gonna make back prescott bit of quarterback no the dallas cowboys were into the team to be in this in this division going into the season and now they are even less so and then we have this story another one that is relatively new into our newsroom we also ryan shazier of the steelers walking out onto the stage at the nfl draft.