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    I may own that bat! At least one like it that tommorrow I'll attempt to have him sign.

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    It took a while for Morneau to convert from the metric system. 27 is 33 in Canada:

    metric morneau 2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy View Post
    It took a while for Morneau to convert from the metric system. 27 is 33 in Canada
    While it's a repeat from earlier, there is nothing wrong with a little moar 'Neau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    Is his first name Kevin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    Is his first name Kevin?
    Nope, try again.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    Is his first name Kevin?
    It probably should have been.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    I didn't remember him being quite that ... thick ... guess he was. Is he still playing somewhere?

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    A trip back in the organizational time machine...

    early wynn.jpg
    Early Wynn pitched for the Washington Senators from 1939-1948. He arose from the cotton fields of Alabama, claiming a Scotch-Irish and American Indian lineage. Legend has it that he showed up for his try out with the Senators in coveralls and bare feet. He married Mabel Allmen during his rookie year, and she gave birth to their son, Joe Early Wynn. Tragedy struck the Wynn family on a December night in 1942 when Mabel drove their babysitter home, and was killed in a car accident, leaving a heartbroken father to raise his only son.

    A veteran, Wynn served the Tank Corps in the Philippines during World War II. He missed the 1945 season in order to serve his country. While serving in the military, he met Lorraine Follin. They would go on to marry, raise little Joe, and their daughter, Shirley.


    Wynn’s record with the Senators was a rather unspectacular 72-87, but some things get better with age. Traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1949, he would pick up a curve and a slider, helping him post a 228-157 record from ages 29-43. Wynn reeled off six consecutive All-Star appearances during his latter 30’s and early 40’s. He captured the Cy Young award at the ripe old age of 39, when he won 22 games and posted a 3.17 ERA. Only Cy Young (20 wins at age 40) and Grover Alexander (21 wins at age 41) topped 20 wins at a later age. He retired after the 1963 season, after collecting his 300thvictory.

    #26 went on to coach for the Minnesota Twins and the Indians, and as a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto BlueJays. He died on April 4, 1999, at the age of 79.

    See also: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/6d0d8788;http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=wynnea01
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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Nope, try again.
    Does he show up on baseball references uniform numbers for 26?

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    Boof!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy View Post
    It took a while for Morneau to convert from the metric system. 27 is 33 in Canada:

    metric morneau 2.jpg
    Nope, 33.3 actually.

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    Outside of baseball card pics , this is really the best shot of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Nope, 33.3 actually.
    I thought it was 33.141592653589793.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I didn't remember him being quite that ... thick ... guess he was. Is he still playing somewhere?
    I'm no expert on pitching but I don't see how he got anything on the ball with the back leg positioned like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I thought it was 33.141592653589793.
    Rounding my friend, rounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Rounding my friend, rounding.
    I did. You want that I should go on? http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~huberty/ma...pe/digits.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I did. You want that I should go on? http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~huberty/ma...pe/digits.html
    My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    I didn't remember him being quite that ... thick ... guess he was. Is he still playing somewhere?
    Taiwan this season. Last season he was in the Indians' organization
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetank View Post
    Is his first name Kevin?
    John Paul

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