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Casey Stengel gets the MFC 3-D treatment

As you probably have guessed by now, I think baseball cards are great. Also appealing to me is the work of Warren Zvon, who makes cards that never were. Well, Warren has outdone himself this time. Check this out: Here’s what he had to say: Since I use the cut-out method I end up with a bonus. A stand alone color cut-out of Casey that I can use with any background image I...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UTN News TWISH (February 23-29)

February 23th 1934 - Casey Stengel becomes manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1968 – Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first NBA player to score 25,000 points. 1985 – Hot-headed University of Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight infamously throws a chair across the court during a game. Birthdays 1937 – Tom Osborne: The legendary Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach won 3 national titles...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1965 Casey Stengel

1965 TOPPS PUSH-PULL CASEY STENGEL Topps produced a wide variety of non-sport sets throughout the ’50s and ’60s. If you had an itch for cars, planes, space, flags, Elvis, The Beatles, Batman, or Hopalong Cassidy, the company was there to scratch it. On occasion, a baseball star or two would slip into these sets. Babe Ruth found his way into both the 1963 Valentine Foldees issue...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks have enough to bury the Bears, but will this formula conquer The Cardinal?

Can’t anybody here play this game? Mark Helfrich channels Casey Stengel as the Oregon defense gets rolled for 560 yards and 41 points in a win over Cal. The loosey-goosey defensive effort worked in Levi’s Stadium, but the going will be tougher against Stanford and Utah (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports photo). Oregon used a big-play offense and special teams dominance to beat...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Piersall Touches Them All… Backwards

Jim Piersall is one of dozens of major leaguers who played with the Mets at the tail end of his career. And, what a memorable career it was. He wasn’t always spectacular, but he was entertaining, such as on this date in 1963 while with the Mets he celebrated his 100th career homer by rounding the bases backwards. PIERSALL: Magical Mystery Tour The MLB odds couldn’t have predicted...
Via New York Mets Report
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Postseason W-L Added to Manager Records –

Example: Casey Stengel Managerial Record - Added a couple of columns showing the manager postseason W-L records.
Via Sports-Reference
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Your Baseball Position Says About You

“Tell me what position a man plays, and I can describe his hobbies, his personal life and the current state of his sock drawer.” – Casey Stengel OK, Casey Stengel never
Via Stack
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Platoon Advantage in Major League Baseball

Back in the days of Casey Stengel and Earl Weaver, the platoon was commonly used. It was very successful as far as offensive production was concerned, using two players who received a good amount of playing time at the same position. There are many different types of platoons, they include: right-handed hitter versus left-handed hitter, fastball hitter versus off speed pitch hitter...
Via CLNS Radio
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Remembering “Hot” Rod Kanehl

I want to thank Nick Diunte of The Examiner for reminding me of this piece that was first posted by Barry in 2007. Today is the anniversary of Rod Kanehl’s  passing. He was one of the first homegrown, fan favorites, the Mets had. Enjoy. * * * * * * * * With all the posts I’ve done on the early days of the Mets, I never once mentioned the name of Rod Kanehl, who in his way symbolized...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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