Yesterday August 18th of course was the 52nd anniversary of the Jack Hamilton beaning of Tony C, my favorite all time player. Many of us who were alive(I had just turned ten) know where they were when it happened. It still hurts to this day. It was amazing that they won the pennant without him. He was batting .287, 20 HR's and 67 RBI's at the time. I don't think he would have hit 100 RBI's but 85- 90 plus he could have had. I don't think they would have beaten the Cardinals had he he not been beaned. Gibson and Brock were too much, but I guess we'll never know. (JIm Rice getting hurt right before playoffs in 75 may have made a difference against Reds.) It was great that Tony came back in 69 and 70. He actually had his best year in 1970 hitting 36 HR's 116 RBI"s(Led the team) and hit .266. But then the trade for Ken Bleeping Tatum and he had lost it and retired with the Angels in 71. He did try making a comeback of course in 75 but it turned out unsuccessful. I guess the question will always be....What if??? I don't know if he would have been a Hall Of Famer but I believe he would have been a borderliner like Dewey but even better offensive stats. Were any of you at the game??? I think Jack Lamabe was and I know one younger friend who was there. I believe there was a smoke bomb that went off and it delayed his at bat if I'm not mistaken. Wow 52 years. Time flies. RIP Tony C.