L E’s Stories – “Don’t Mess With Hoot” – Tribute To Cardinals Ace Bob Gibson

Baseball pitching legend Bob Gibson passed away today, October 2, 2020….which sparked some wonderful memories of Bone Daddy…..cuz he grew up being a “die hard New York Yankee fan”….but when had to pick a National League team for various contests and/or events like a whiffle-ball World Series….when BD was the National League, he would pick…

L E’s Stories – Old Timers Day Game – Yankee Stadium – June 27, 2011

  Being a longtime Yankees fan, Bone Daddy always said that “Old Yankees never die….. and their fans won’t let them fade away”…..which is evidenced by their “tried and true” annual tradition that is shared with their team in honor of the boys of summers past…..and unlike any other professional sports franchise….the Yankee fans celebrate the…

L E’s Stories – A Lifetime Full Of Love For Baseball

For a Chiweenie dog…thoughts about all the cosmic convergence of ranch barons and wildcatters out in West Texas in 1957 are a bit too deep….but in a funny sort of way, I kind of understand….and as time goes by, you will see that my stories of BD’s collection will document a wonderful indomitable attitude which…

MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 7 -NY Yankess Vs StL Cardinals

“Something had to give” in Game 7….as the Yankees had lost back-to-back World Series only once in their history to the New York Giants in 1921–22….and were in danger of doing so again….after having lost to the Dodgers in 1963….and the Cardinals had never lost a World Series Game 7. Bob Gibson pitched his third start…

MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 4 – NY Yankees Vs StL Cards

Cardinal starting pitcher Ray Sadecki let the first four Yankees hit safely….after a lead off double by Phil Linz….then Bobby Richardson’s RBI double put the Yankees up 1–0….and after another single….Mickey Mantle’s RBI single made it 2–0….and Sadecki was promptly removed by manager Harvey Keane….so, Roger Craig came in to pitch….only to immediately give up an…

MLB – 1964 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights World Series Game 1 – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cards

The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees….with the Cardinals prevailing in the best of seven games. St. Louis won their 7th world championship….while the Yankees, who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949…..did not play in the Series again until 1976. The Cardinals’ scouting report indicated that injuries…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 3 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals P Curt Simmons and Yankees P Jim Bouton were both very effective in Game 3 of the 1964 World Series….as Simmons got 17 ground-ball outs….wherein the Yankees scored a run in the second on Clete Boyer’s RBI double with two on….but Simmons’s RBI single tied the game in the fifth….all the while Yanks  Bouton stranded…