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  • "Let Steroids Into The Hall Of Fame"

    (baseball story)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/20/opini ... ef=opinion

    This was news to me:

    <<In 1961, during his home run race with Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle developed a sudden abscess that kept him on the bench. It came from an infected needle used by Max Jacobson, a quack who injected Mantle with a home-brew containing steroids and speed.>>

  • #2
    Based on comments by former Ranger's pitching coach Tom House that players used steroids in the 60s, this doesnt totally surprise me.
    The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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    • #3
      Max Jacobson was the original "Dr. Feelgood" who treated JFK for his Addison's Disease.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TrackDaddy
        Based on comments by former Ranger's pitching coach Tom House that players used steroids in the 60s, this doesnt totally surprise me.
        I'm only surprised that I never heard it before.

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        • #5
          As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by einnod23
            As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!
            296.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              Originally posted by TrackDaddy
              Based on comments by former Ranger's pitching coach Tom House that players used steroids in the 60s, this doesnt totally surprise me.
              I'm only surprised that I never heard it before.
              http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball ... ouse_x.htm

              House, a former pitching coach with the Texas Rangers and co-founder of the National Pitching Association near San Diego, is one of the first players to describe steroid use as far back as the 1960s.

              He was drafted in 1967 by the Braves and pitched eight seasons for Atlanta, Boston and Seattle, finishing his career with a 29-23 record and 3.79 ERA.

              House, 58, estimated that six or seven pitchers per team were at least experimenting with steroids or human growth hormone. He said players talked about losing to opponents using more effective drugs.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dj
                Originally posted by einnod23
                As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!
                296.
                Awaiting an explanation of this reference . . .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bad hammy
                  Originally posted by dj
                  Originally posted by einnod23
                  As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!
                  296.
                  Awaiting an explanation of this reference . . .
                  Distance from home plate to right field foul pole in old Yankee Stadium was 296 feet. At least this was the distance for more years than any other distance. (The field dimensions were changed from time to time.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dj
                    Originally posted by bad hammy
                    Originally posted by dj
                    Originally posted by einnod23
                    As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!
                    296.
                    Awaiting an explanation of this reference . . .
                    Distance from home plate to right field foul pole in old Yankee Stadium was 296 feet. At least this was the distance for more years than any other distance. (The field dimensions were changed from time to time.)
                    Thanks - that explains things for us left coasters . . .

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                    • #11
                      And here I thought this code for T&FN's Los Altos mailbox of 30 years standing! (seriously!)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dj
                        Originally posted by bad hammy
                        Originally posted by dj
                        Originally posted by einnod23
                        As much Yankee fan as I am, 298 in Right Field is as Balco as it gets!
                        296.
                        Awaiting an explanation of this reference . . .
                        Distance from home plate to right field foul pole in old Yankee Stadium was 296 feet. At least this was the distance for more years than any other distance. (The field dimensions were changed from time to time.)
                        On the other extreme.....

                        457 in "Death Valley" + 60s ballparks + Bob Gibson height pitching mounds + Gibson, Drysdale and McClain headhunts = "Moscow Olympic batting averages"!

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