What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
believe that was jim valvano--lol
Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson
Lewis Wilson was a sight to behold, perhaps the oddest looking player to put a uniform on. He stood 5'6. Yet he weighed 200 pounds with a barrell-chested blacksmiths arms, with bulging thighs and calves on short legs with tiny feet. So tiny that tapered to tiny he wore a size five and a half. Mounted on his massive shoulders was a lion like head with a huge neck that required an 18 inch collar. Hack Wilson looked as if God had gotten some parts mixed up. Too much of this and too little of that. Yet how little appearances matter. Hack Wilson was a mortal terror at the plate. He swung one of the most fearsome bats in the 1920s and early 1930s. His 1930 season was phenomenal as anyone who ever laced on spikes from Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Ted Williams.
you wanna kiss him dont ya?
When Hack joined the Giants in 1923 as a late season addition, the team was on the crest of success. They would win their 3rd pennant that year. In 1924 they would become the first MLB team of the 20th century to win straight pennants. In their four year reign New York Giant hitters averaged as a team over .300.
Wow another boring post by Chuck.
Giants, Cubs, Cardinals, Phillies and Braves is who this legend played for.
When they make the movie-what queer will get the lead role?
Hack Wilson was married at 22 to Virginia who was 34. She was a nurse in a hospital that took care of him and watched all this games when he played for Portsmith in the Virginia League in the early 1920s before John McGraw bought Hack Wilson for a price of $11,000. So Hack wasn't gay he was a larger than life figure in the roaring 20s.
Ignore the villian idiot Champ.... Pay him no attention and give us more information. I find this brilliant!
Keep it coming Champ. Good stuff. Thanks.
1923 September Call up of Hack Wilson
Legendary manager John McGraw rarely embraced rookies when they came to the Major Leagues. To the players of the era, they represented competition and veterans did not want competition. From the start John McGraw had to show the rookies who was the manager. McGraw gave Hack Wilson the cold shoulder. On September 26, 1923 the New York Giants defeated the Brooklyn Robins to win the pennant by 4 1/2 games over the upstart Cincinnati Reds. Hack was on the bench when the Giants clinched the pennant. The next day on September 27, 1923 Hack Wilson made his major league debut for the New York Giants in a late inning pinch hitting role. When Cunningham withdrew from the game the young prospect outfielder named Hack Wilson entered the game in centerfield in the Polo Grounds. A broad shouldered, wide beamed outfielder hit the ball hard but not safely and made an error in the 7th that allowed 2 runs to score. Playing Centerfield in the Polo Grounds was an daunting task. A centerfielder in the Polo Grounds had to a lot of ground 505 feet to deep center. The next day on September 28, 1923 Hack Wilson got his first major league hit. The pitcher was Jesse Barnes of the Boston Braves. Hack played 3 games in 1923 He notched 2 hits in 10 plate appearances, did not score a run and struck out just once in his late September call-up. When the New York Giants (Manhattan's team) and the New York Yankees (Bronx team) met in 1923 World Series. Hack was not in uniform because under MLB rules he was not eligible for postseason play due to being a late season September call up. The Yankees in 1923 beat the Giants in six games with a lineup that featured Babe Ruth, Bob Muesel, Wally Pipp, Wally Schang, Joe Dugan, Whitey Witt and a young 19 year old rookie named Lou Gehrig.
Excellent reading. It was a different era in different ball parks. 505 feet to center, and that was not unusual in a few stadiums. About 15 years ago, I remember reminiscenting with Harmon Killebrew about old Griffith Stadium. They had built a beer garden in left field about when he first came up. We could not recall fully the year that was built. We did remember the old green wall, very much like in Boston, about 30 to 40 feet high. However, instead of being a lot less then 300 feet [the Red Sox always fabricated about the measurement] , Griffith Stadium down the left field line was 402 feet. Homers for more then just one reason were harder to come by, and that is why Ruth, Gehring, Foxx, and of course Hack's 50+ homer seasons will always stand out. And with many, Ruth's 60 will always be a record as well as Hack's 191. This post has gone on for days and has gone well over 60 comments, can not count the others, and clearly demonstrates that their are those on this forum that baseball means a lot too and have a lot of positive info and comments to express.
Cabrera is actually well ahead of Hack's 1930 pace to mid-July. Miquel is at 95, Hack was at 82 on that day. Hack will then have a modest 13 home runs and 53 rbi for August ,: and then he would get hot. Lots of luck Miquel
Dumnest ass post ever on here.
Why is it dumb JD? Cabrera could go out there and get 95+ RBI in the 2nd half. It's not impossible.
Very unlikely to happen Rollie. I'm going to come up with Hack Wilson's 1924 season next so stay tuned
Detroit has played 94 games. So Miggy is avg. 1 rbi per game. Do the math you idiot. So basically all he needs to do is avg 1.42 rbi the rest of the way. Prorated over a whole season would be 230 rbi. Sometimes you guys are such SIMPLETONS. THINK
Do the reading you moron, IF you actually had, even you could figure out that Hack from mid-July to the end of the season had 109 rbi. So Miguel is actually well ahead of Hack's pace, just near impossible to maintain the pace for the second half. So can it be done? Depends as much with Jackson and Hunter as with Cabrera, himself. Odds are heavily against it, but the Tigers have the bats and a modest schedule [ a lot of Chicago, Cleveland and Minnesota ] that it is not our of the realm of impossible, just unlikely.
Look idiot do you think he will avg 1.42 rbi the rest of the way. Now stfu
Hey moron, still can not read past first grade level or do you just have selective reading. If you could, you would have read the word 'unlikely' and not waste another pathetic post.
leah, give it up loser
Lee, There you go again engaging the village idiot.
There you go again JD engaing the forum numb nuts.
Sandwisch, too much of an attack on Hack, so call me the village idiot.
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