100 Things Giants Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Bill Chastain
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192407
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Most San Francisco Giants fans have taken in a game or two at AT&T Park, have seen highlights of Willie Mays' basket catch on YouTube, and were thrilled by the team's World Series wins in 2010, 2012 and 2014, but even the die-hards—those ...

100 Things Mariners Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Michael Emmerich
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1629370703
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In his 19-year Hall of Fame career, Chicago Cub Ernie Banks never played in the
postseason. But that failed to diminish the adoration Cubs fans had for the man
they called “Mr. Cub.” In Seattle the same could be said of Alvin Davis. He
persevered through eight seasons when the Mariners were mostly a short seller's
dream, finishing above .500 just once—during his last season with the M's. But
Davis comported himself so exquisitely on the field and with such dignity, grace,
and ...

100 Things Indians Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Zack Meisel
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191915
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Vizquel and Carlos Baerga once went to Sea World, where the shortstop
purchased a mini T. rex figure. He placed it in Mesa's locker one day, and ... the
shrieking sound. “I said, 'Omar, I don't think he's very happy about that,'” said
former catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. “Then when he came up, the next pitch was
behind him. He wasn't joking.” ... had been at second base. Cubs manager Leo
Durocher, 193 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 74
Colossal Collision.

100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Rusty Burson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600786421
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Before Fergie, it used to get boring in the field,” 23-year-old outfielder Jeff
Burroughs told Ron Fimrite of Sports Illustrated in 1974. “Our pitchers would walk
so many hitters and get behind so many others [that] you'd lose your
concentration. Fergie is always around the plate, so you have to ... That could
have been considered a win-win move, as Madlock enjoyed three exceptional
years with the Cubs and won four batting titles in his career. But the Rangers
made a baffling transaction ...

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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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 the fact that it had been a hotly contested series. They won, 99–98,
and moved on to ...

100 Things Royals Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Matt Fulks
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688493
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As with Cedric Tallis, Blattner was working for the thenCalifornia Angels before
joining the Royals. Besides servingas theRoyals' first broadcaster through 1975,
Blattner also happens to be the mainperson responsible forthe Royals hiring an
unknown kid—at leastnotknown outside Bloomington, Illinois—named Denny
Matthews before the1969 season. Blattner, who lived in Missouri most ofhis
adultlife, passed awayin2009 at the ageof89. What made you want toleavethe
Angels and ...

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.