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  •  He was, IMHO, (2+ / 0-)
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    revbludge, Cali Scribe

    the greatest. My favorite player of all time (helps that I was Giants fan, while all my little friends were Dodger fans).

    Jim DeMint doesn't deserve to say his name, let alone compare him to anyone r anything.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 10:05:12 AM PST

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    •  I agree. (3+ / 0-)
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      revbludge, sidnora, Cali Scribe

      Willie Mays was the greatest player ever.  Had he played home games in launching pad ballparks, as did Henry Aaron, he probably would have hit over 800 home runs in his career.  Mays was also as great a fielder as ever played the outfield.  Ah, those were the days when baseball truly was the national pastime.  Now it is shopping.

      •  I spent some time and energy (0+ / 0-)

        in my childhood defending him in comparisons with Jackie Robinson, needless to say. But whenever I ran out of argument, I could always point to that catch. And yeah, you could probably have fit Ebbetts Field (to take an example I'm familiar with) inside the Polo Grounds, stands and all.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:12:27 AM PST

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      •  Lost at least 100 HRs (0+ / 0-)

        playing at Candlestick -- wonder how many "splash hits" he would have had at AT&T?

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:43:29 PM PST

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      •  Mays played 4 seasons at The Polo Grounds....... (0+ / 0-)

        Left field was just 279 feet there. Didn't need a launching pad to hit a dinger there. Balls qualified by the Infield Fly Rule went 279 feet for HR's.

        Mays was great.  Speed on D. Stolen bases. Average and power. But that guy who played for the Yankees.... what's his name? #3. He hit well and was the best pitcher in baseball, too.

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