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Baseball, gravehunting, free food.
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The Yanks Are Coming

by stewthornley on 06-27-2013 at 11:06 PM
I became a Yankees fan in 1962, near the end of a long period when it was fashionable to hate the Yankees. I went the opposite direction, partly because of my contrary nature and also to annoy my dad. I didnít realize the dynasty I glommed onto would end so soon.

I was at the 1965 Opener at Met Stadium between the Yankees and Twins. Mickey Mantle started a ninth-inning rally that allowed the Yankees to tie the game when Cesar Tovar later dropped a two-out pop up. However, Tovar

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Musings about Oswaldo Arcia's debut

by stewthornley on 04-16-2013 at 03:20 PM
Last night (April 15) Oswaldo Arcia made his major league debut. He was called up by Minnesota when Wilkin Ramirez went on the paternity list. With the bat Arcia did better than another Twins outfielder making his debut this month, Aaron Hicks. Arcia singled his first time up and then flied out twice. With the glove, he did worse, dropping a fly ball in his only chance in left field.

I keep the uniform-number list for the Twins and, for now on my website (http://milkeespress.com/twinsnumbers.html)

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Jim Kaat and the 1965 Opener (players arriving by helicopter)

by stewthornley on 05-31-2012 at 12:41 PM
I get a regular e-mail from Richie Decker with "legal blasts" related to
baseball. He had this, Opening Day memories, from Jim Kaat that includes
the 1965 Opener:

Blog #27 - New Legal Blasts (and Unrelated Baseball Opening Day Memories)

In 1965, I was scheduled to start against the Yankees. I left for the
park in Minnesota, but there was a huge traffic backup. I got out

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Updated 05-31-2012 at 09:11 PM by stewthornley

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