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714 Homers Behind Hank Aaron

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by jacklamabe65, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Sons of Sam Horn: 35 years ago, I pitched for the Cobham (UK) Yankees in the British Baseball League. On a remote “pitch” overlooking a historic church, our team was playing the London Knights one afternoon when the Commissioner of Baseball, Bowie Kuhn, showed up with his wife. This surreal configuration unfolds in this brief account here. https://slkelly.org/2018/05/03/714-homers-behind-hank-aaron/
     
  2. dhappy42

    dhappy42 Member

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    Wonderful story. Thank you.
     
  3. JohnnyTheBone

    JohnnyTheBone Member SoSH Member

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    Great story. You are one hell of a raconteur, Jack. Thank you.
     
  4. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That I am! Thanks, my man!
     
  5. Just a bit outside

    Just a bit outside Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  6. dbn

    dbn Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome.
     
  7. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I should have put Gerry Murphy - my old teacher's - retort when I came back to the bench after hitting the home run. "Earl Wilson would have hit it farther!"
     
  8. Al Zarilla

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    Earl Wilson, who was a Red Sox (mostly) pitcher who could hit, really hit the long ball. He had 7 home runs one season and 35 for his career.

    That must have been funny to see, an American baseball game in the midst of the English gardens with the hedges and the mums and the asters. I can kind of see it.

    Excellent, as always, Shaun.
     
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  9. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yes, thank you for this - what a great read for a weekend!
     
  10. bankshot1

    bankshot1 Member SoSH Member

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    that was a fun read-thanks Shaun.

    re: Wilson, I think it was Curt Gowdy, who would say of Wilson coming to bat, "He's a goooooood hittin' pitcher"
     
  11. Airdrie Redsox

    Airdrie Redsox lurker

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    Fantastic post Jacklamabe65. I played for my native Glasgow Stars for 6 or 7 seasons in the British Baseball League.

    Great memories
     
  12. dirtynine

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    I trained with the Brighton Buccaneers for part of a season. They had the best diamond in England at the time (‘99).

    Great story!
     
  13. Oil Can Dan

    Oil Can Dan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  14. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That's great, Mate!
     
  15. staz

    staz Intangible Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Undoubtably, you are the Forrest Gump of these parts. Great story, thank you!

    First pitch? FB? Curve? Exit velocity? LOL
     
  16. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    First pitch - slider. On the gun at 88 when I was 20. I was a Jamie Moyer-wannabe.
     
  17. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks. Really well written.
     
  18. HangingW/ScottCooper

    HangingW/ScottCooper Member SoSH Member

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    Perhaps change the title of the thread?
     

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