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  •  Faulty memory (none)
    Sorry, Tim, the ChiSox-scarring incident with your Dad took place in 1983, not 1982.  The 1982 AL playoffs featured Gene Mauch's Angels vs. the "Harvey's Wallbangers" Milwaukee Brewers, led by Yount, Molitor, Simmons, Oliver, Cooper and Thomas.  The Brewers beat the Angels, and then lost to the Cardinals in the Series.

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 01:05:55 PM PDT

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    •  Yes yes yes... (none)
      you are correct, it was 83.

      Tim

      Join Sherrod Brown and "Grow Ohio" from the grassroots.

      by ttagaris on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 01:10:10 PM PDT

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    •  Harvey's Wallbangers (none)
      That was a good line up. Wasn't Ben Ogilivie on that team too? He had a couple really good years in there in the middle of an otherwise very mediocre career. Yount, Molitor and Gorman Thomas though... I thought Thomas was going to end up breaking all sorts of home run records the way he hit for that team. Not much pitching as I recall though... or at least... not enough pitching.

      What was the managers name? Long time coach as I recall. Harvey... ?

      •  Kuenn (none)
        Harvey Kuenn (pronounced "keen").  Thomas hit a lot of homers, but he wasn't a particularly good hitter, and not much of a CF either -- a somewhat more athletic Steve Balboni, essentially, although he might have been a better player if his workout regimen had ever gone beyond the 12-ounce curl.  And yes, Ben Oglivie was on that team, too, along with Charlie Moore and Jim Gantner.  Starters were, let's see, Vuckovich (totally undeserving Cy Young), Caldwell, Haas...I can't remember the rest of the rotation.  Rollie Fingers was the closer (he won the Cy in '81, IIRC).  The WS was a show-down between the 2 superstar relief aces, Fingers and Sutter.

        "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

        by Pesto on Sun Oct 23, 2005 at 01:25:01 PM PDT

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