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I am a huge Twins fan, but I figured you'd appreciate one of my favorite t-shirts:

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genegodawa

Thank you - I think I will have Windy use it as his avatar after the Cubs out-win the Wsox this month.

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Geno,

I have no problem posting that avatar. I love Harry, except it should have a White Sox logo and he should be holding a Falstaff!!!

PS: Tying into the other thread, I also have a baseball that Harry autographed back in the day when I saw him at the Evergreen Park Plaza, he was there with Eddie Leon and Ed Fischer. I got both their autographs too but would have rather had just Harry's on the ball.

Windy

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genegodawa

Windy,

I was sure you would get the "Harry" connection tying into our cross-town bet.

As to autographs, I never was much into that because I sat in awe of the "star" players. I do still have a Cub program signed by Ron Santo in I think about 1967. I met Elmer "Moose" Vasko walking down the street one day in Bellwood with my dad. I have a few others (Hull, MIkita)but what I really wish I still had was my baseball card collection - one of those dumb decisions as a young man to throw them out. I had shoeboxes and shoeboxes full that would probably be worth a pretty penny nowadays. Oh well.

And you'll like this: one of those WSox greats of yesteryear attended one of my L/League practices and showed me how to throw the knuckler - yep, Wilbur Wood.

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Geno,

I loved Wilbur, he is one of the few guys to have two victories in one day. I remember he pitched the beginning of a double header and started the first game and came into the second game late and ended up with the win. I used to love watching that tubby little guy throw. It was especially fun to watch Wilbur throw that 50 mph knuckler for about 8 innings and then watching Goose Gossage come in to close the game out throwing that 101 mph flame-thrower!

As for those old baseball cards, I found mine!!! I have some great old cards of Pirates, Mets, Cubbies, Washington Senators (wow) from the late 60's and early 70's. The key find was three (yes 3) mint condition Nolan Ryan cards. No, they are not his rookie cards but they are his second year cards and they are worth several hundred dollars each!

Have a great weekend!

Windy

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genegodawa

I think I watched that double-header???

Congrats on keeping the old cards you lucky devil.

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Roop-Dogg

didn't wilbur wood have 2 losses in one day??? seems to me, i remember him starting the first game of a sunday afternoon double header, getting shelled, taken out early, starting the second game of the double header and getting shelled aqain. blush.gif there must be some way to look that up?? confused.gif

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genegodawa

It may or may not have happened to Wilbur, but that certainly is more possible for a pitcher to lose 2 in a day(relievers and not starters I know) than to win 2 in a day.

God, 3 more days of this avatar - please shoot me and put me out of my misery!

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here, i found it!!!-------"Wood made history in other ways in 1973. On Monday night, May 28, he took the mound against Cleveland in the completion of a game suspended two nights earlier after 16 innings. He threw five innings, and although allowing an unearned run to the Indians in the top of the 21st inning, Chicago rallied for four in the bottom of the frame, Wood receiving the win. In the evening's regularly-scheduled game, Wilbur hurled a complete game, four-hit shutout, thus winning two games in the same day. His line for the night: 14 innings pitched, six hits, one unearned run, three walks, nine strikeouts.

The southpaw wasn't as lucky on July 20 in New York. Starting the first game of a twi-night doubleheader against the Yankees, Wood failed to retire a batter. Despite fanning lead-off batter Horace Clarke, the New York second sacker reached first on ChiSox receiver Ed Herrmann's passed ball. Wilbur then allowed four hits and a walk before being lifted for fellow knuckler, Eddie Fisher. He was the losing pitcher in a 12-2 Yankees thumping.

Wood then convinced Sox skipper Chuck Tanner to let him start the nightcap. This time, he made it into the fifth inning before yielding after allowing Roy White's grand slam, this time losing 7-0 to "Sudden" Sam McDowell. Wood became the first pitcher to start, and lose, both ends of a twin bill since Fred Toney, pitching for Cincinnati, lost twice in one day to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 23, 1918"

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Ropp,

Nice find, I think there were quite a few pitchers who were on the short end of the stick against Sudden Sam, he was a stud. Great detective work.

Windy

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"I loved Wilbur, he is one of the few guys to have two victories in one day."

Windy, can you imagine the mere suggestion of todays pitcher starting two games in one day? Now they pull a pitcher if the rain delay is longer than twenty minutes it seems. I know of a few pitchers that would do it today, but I think most would want their contract re-negotiated prior to the game.

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