100 Things Mariners Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Michael Emmerich
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191974
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To paraphrase Kermit the Frog, “It's not always easy being a Mariners fan.” Every
other fan base in professional baseball except the Nationals has experienced at
least one trip for their favorite team to the World Series. (Even the downtrodden
Cubs have treated at least a portion of their fan base to an appearance in the Fall
Classic.) Seattle, however, is still waiting for its first taste of baseball's penultimate
. That doesn't mean M's history is devoid of the truly spectacular. Few franchises ...

100 Things Giants Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Bill Chastain
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192407
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Durocher left the Giants after the 1955 season, finishing his stint as the team's
manager with a record of 637–523. He worked as a baseball broadcaster with
NBC before returning as a coach with the Dodgers from 1961 through 1964. He
went on to manage the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros and later had a
short stint as a manager in Japan before he retired due to health reasons.
Durocher's career record as a manager was 2,008–1,709, and he had the
distinction of becoming ...

100 Things Indians Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Zack Meisel
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191915
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Fosse was at the mercy of Otis' throw and Rose's aggression. The baseball
carried the catcher a few feet up the line, right into Rose's unwavering path. Bam!
It was the 1970 All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Jim Hickman
lined a single to center off of Clyde Wright in the bottom of the 12th inning. Rose,
the potential winning run, had been at second base. Cubs manager Leo
Durocher, 193 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 74
Colossal ...

100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Rusty Burson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600786421
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Ferguson Jenkins, who grew up in Chatham, Ontario, and originally signed with
the Phillies, helped make the '74 season the first truly memorable one—at least
from a positive standpoint—for the team in Arlington by compiling a 25–12 record
with a spectacular 2.82 ERA. Jenkins also established team records for most
wins in a month (six in the sweltering heat of August) and most complete games
in a season (29). “Before Fergie, it used to get boring in the field,” 23-year-old
outfielder ...

100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Tab Bamford
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633190005
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When Major McLaughlin passed away, two former owners of the Detroit Red
Wings—James D. Norris and Arthur Wirtz— stepped up and purchased the
Blackhawks. The two had interests all over professional sports, one of which was
ownership of the St. Louis Arena. The NHL decided to expand in 1967, and the
influential pair of owners in Chicago did what influential owners in sports do: they
“helped guide the decision-making process.” In an effort to unload the decrepit
arena, Wirtz ...

100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Gordon Jones
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623682819
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But the Sixers, while very good on Dixon's watch, were never the last ones
standing. Nor did they ever manage to raise pro basketball's profile in the city.
April 19, 1981, the day of that playoff game against the Bucks, happened to be
Easter Sunday. Across the street from the Spectrum, in Veterans Stadium, the
Phillies drew more than 30,000 fans for their early season game against the
Cubs. But there was, as usual, little buzz about the Sixers, despite the importance
of the game and ...

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Alex Halsted
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600785549
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After throwing eight innings in Game 7 of the 1987 World Series, starter Frank
Viola handed the ball over to the closer. Starter Kevin Tapani did the same thing
in Game 2 of the 1991 World Series. It was also the closer who got the final out in
Game 5 of the ALDS in 2002, moving the Twins to the second round. The save
became an official stat in 1969, and since then teams have paid top money for
pitchers who can get the final three outs in a tight ballgame. In so many of the
biggest ...

100 Things Braves Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Jack Wilkinson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688582
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... pitcher Tom Glavine sets the home plate from AtlantaFulton County Stadium in
place at Turner Field before the Braves opened their new home against the
Chicago Cubs on April 4, 1997. As Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta
JournalConstitution put it so perfectly in her story, “For the master of the
changeofpace, Tom Glavine got one of his own Friday night. With the unveiling of
his No. 47 on the leftfield upperdeck façade at Turner Field...Glavine heard nary a
boo from 42,178 Braves fans.