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bankshot1

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Re: American League
« Reply #390 on: September 01, 2018, 10:10:42 AM »

As we say goodbye and God bless you to Sen McCain, an American hero, here's a story about McCain and Ted Williams, a fellow Marine, fighter pilot and veteran.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-30/john-mccain-loved-to-tell-this-ted-williams-story

My favorite McCain story involved a tale he once told me about Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox.

We were flying back to Washington on a small plane on May 20, 2002, from a commencement address he’d given at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We hit some scary turbulence.

McCain saw the panicked look on my face and asked what was wrong. I confessed to being a nervous flier.

“I’ve crashed four of these,” he cracked. It didn’t put me at ease.

Then the celebrated former naval aviator, who acquired a reputation as a daredevil years before he was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and then spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war, recalled that whenever jet jockeys got together they would share old war stories.

The best one was about Ted Williams.

Williams, a Marine aviator during World War II, was called back into military service during the Korean War at the peak of his baseball career. He usually flew in formation with John Glenn, the future astronaut and senator. On one of his initial solo flights, Williams’s plane caught fire. He approached the airbase and crash landed, then jumped out just before the plane exploded.

For years, McCain had heard this story and wanted to ask Williams why he didn’t parachute out of the burning plane. When he finally met the baseball great, Williams explained that he was then 34 years old and figured that if he bailed out, he might break his knees and never play baseball again.

On that bumpy flight from North Carolina all those years later, McCain gleefully remembered Williams’s typically foul-mouthed answer:

“So I said, screw it, let's bring it in.” (Except that he didn’t exactly say “screw it.

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MrUtley3

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Re: American League
« Reply #391 on: September 01, 2018, 10:19:03 AM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #392 on: September 01, 2018, 10:29:15 AM »

This alleged "greatest hitter", not on this list.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/https://youtu.be/VU7texRnXjkH_season.shtml


Yet he played 19 seasons in a band box.

Sad.

I guess living in a myth-making metropolis made him seem like he could hit.

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« Reply #393 on: September 01, 2018, 11:18:55 AM »

This alleged "greatest hitter", not on this list.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/https://youtu.be/VU7texRnXjkH_season.shtml


Yet he played 19 seasons in a band box.

Sad.

I guess living in a myth-making metropolis made him seem like he could hit.

HEH

page not found (404 Error).

So typical of the troll.

As is his continued misunderstanding that William's, a classic pull hitter, and subject to the first shift (Boudreau) against his pull-power, played half his games in the ballpark with a one of the biggest right-fields and did not play to his stubborn strengths.

In fact, in a well known story, in 1947, Tom Yawkey and Yankee owner Dan Topping, met at Toots Shor's and over several cocktails agreed to trade Williams for Joe D, with the thought of the reunting the Dimaggio brothers in Boston with Joe attacking the Monster while Williams would take advantage of Yankee Stadium's short-porch in right and resume where Ruth had left off.

Sober heads and presumably coffee prevailed the following morning, and the trade never happened.

And the real band box is in Philly, but its not lyric, as there is no music nor charm, its just a small ballpark, built for small-minded dolts.
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Re: American League
« Reply #394 on: September 01, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #395 on: September 01, 2018, 12:42:15 PM »

200 hit seasons.
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Re: American League
« Reply #396 on: September 01, 2018, 12:44:30 PM »

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_season.shtml

and the troll unintentionally proves the obvious point, as he knows little of the game.

Singles hitters are just not in the conversation for "greatest hitters".
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Re: American League
« Reply #397 on: September 01, 2018, 04:27:30 PM »

This alleged "greatest hitter", not on this list.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/https://youtu.be/VU7texRnXjkH_season.shtml


Yet he played 19 seasons in a band box.

Sad.

I guess living in a myth-making metropolis made him seem like he could hit.

How bout that Darin Erstad getting in there....
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Re: American League
« Reply #398 on: September 01, 2018, 05:08:08 PM »

Figures the Boston Cartel would work this hard to defend the Whites Only Era of baseball.

Aaron. Better hitter than Williams. Played in tougher league, tougher era. Third in all-time hits, Williams 77th. First in all-time Homers presteroid and body armor era.

The best hitters hit. Aaron had the most hits of anyone you've mentioned

You lose, again.

An irrelevant argument for Ruth.

An erroneous argument for Williams. Spin it any way you want to. If Aaron had been the Boston player and Williams played elsewhere, you would be defending Williams, pointing out that he went to war, twice, slugged and hit better, etc. Whatever, Utley.

A waste of perfectly good used electrons.

But you're only slightly more likely than Red to admit being wrong. (Or should I call him E in here?)
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Re: American League
« Reply #399 on: September 01, 2018, 05:19:32 PM »

Aaron at Fenway - wow - imagine that.

Reviewing a  few real good ones today - from Rose to Ichiro to Gwynn.  Tony was truly amazing.  And no telling if Ichiro had started in the States.......

Pete's more in my memory as a scrapper - a guy who loved and respected the game - a winner.  Gwynn really stands out.  Strangely Clemente is revered more than Tony.
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MrUtley3

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Re: American League
« Reply #400 on: September 01, 2018, 05:28:08 PM »

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_season.shtml

and the troll unintentionally proves the obvious point, as he knows little of the game.

Singles hitters are just not in the conversation for "greatest hitters".

Since when was Hank Aaron a singled hitter?

LOL
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« Reply #401 on: September 01, 2018, 05:31:25 PM »

Figures the Boston Cartel would work this hard to defend the Whites Only Era of baseball.

Aaron. Better hitter than Williams. Played in tougher league, tougher era. Third in all-time hits, Williams 77th. First in all-time Homers presteroid and body armor era.

The best hitters hit. Aaron had the most hits of anyone you've mentioned

You lose, again.

An irrelevant argument for Ruth.

An erroneous argument for Williams. Spin it any way you want to. If Aaron had been the Boston player and Williams played elsewhere, you would be defending Williams, pointing out that he went to war, twice, slugged and hit better, etc. Whatever, Utley.

A waste of perfectly good used electrons.

But you're only slightly more likely than Red to admit being wrong. (Or should I call him E in here?)

Aaron couldn't play at Fenway. He wasn't white. They barely let Jim Rice play there.

Ruth v. Black ballplayers. Never happened.
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Re: American League
« Reply #402 on: September 01, 2018, 05:46:09 PM »

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_season.shtml

and the troll unintentionally proves the obvious point, as he knows little of the game.

Singles hitters are just not in the conversation for "greatest hitters".

Since when was Hank Aaron a singled hitter?

LOL

Moron are you aware of what you posted?

The majority of the single-season hit leaders were singles/doubles guys.

Of the 24 leaders hi-lighted (the photos) of the top 24 season for hits, focusing just on the modern era guys

Ichiro (3X)
Boggs
Erstad
Carew
Mattingly

Two will not make the Hall of Fame, and you use this list as the basis for the greatest hitters in the game.

ROTFL

No one would confuse any of those guys as candidates for the game's greatest hitters.

Except you, as you're a clueless idiot.

As posted several times for the greatest hitters you might want to refer to the leaders on the slugging and OPS pages.

or you can muck around in your feces.

SSDD

And FTR, moron, Aaron shows up #71 on your cherry-picked example.

your cluelessness knows no bounds.
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Re: American League
« Reply #403 on: September 01, 2018, 06:24:38 PM »

Williams doesn't show up at all on that list.

And for total hits career? Aaron is third. Williams???

Well, well out of the running.

Because truly great hitters like Aaron hit for power, and they have 200+ hit seasons.

In other words, to be a great hitters...get hits.

Back to your barstool, you've lost another.
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« Reply #404 on: September 01, 2018, 06:28:59 PM »

Aaron was all class and made his teammates better.

Aaron played with death threats, and the crowd might spit in him or throw things at him.

Williams played for himself, and spit on the crowd.

No. That dude was fucked up.

Of course, I'm not the only one who thinks so.

https://youtu.be/VCJAmG7NZ_4
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