NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 07-30-2010, 10:17 PM
tedzan tedzan is offline
Ted Zanidakis
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,445
Default Cooperstown

I just got in and read your guesses here. Some great names, but so far, none are the correct answer.

Frank Wakefield's post is interesting, in that I agree with his Dad, that this ballplayer deserves to be in the HOF.


TED Z
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-30-2010, 10:34 PM
FrankWakefield FrankWakefield is offline
Frank Wakefield
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Franklin KY
Posts: 1,974
Default

Bob is right... this guy isn't The Guy...


That catch was in the bottom of the 6th inning of game 6 of the 1947 World Series. He'd just come into the game. He caught that ball DiMaggio hit in the bottom of the 6th, he grounded out to lead off in the top of the 7th, he fielded a Yankee single to left in the bottom of the 9th, he watched game 7 from the bench, and he was finished with the major leagues. This catch was the last thing of significance he did while in the majors. Not many options out there if you're wanting a Gionfriddo card.

But Al G isn't the guy... and he was in left field.

Last edited by FrankWakefield; 07-30-2010 at 10:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-30-2010, 10:53 PM
tedzan tedzan is offline
Ted Zanidakis
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,445
Default

Gionfriddo's catch in the 1947 World Series was in Left-Centerfield of Yankee Stadium in front of the visiting team's bullpen.

The player I'm looking for caught DiMaggio's long drive in "death valley", beyond the monuments in Centerfield.

Here's a hint......it was in an W.S. that pre-dates Gionfriddo's catch.


TED Z
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Peter_Spaeth's Avatar
Peter_Spaeth Peter_Spaeth is offline
Peter Spaeth
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11,360
Default

Terry Moore was a fast centerfielder for St. Louis who must have still been playing when they met in the WS, but he can't possibly be a HOF contender? But I am thinking since Frank is from that part of the country maybe that is the answer?
__________________
Buy high, sell low.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-30-2010, 11:16 PM
Peter_Spaeth's Avatar
Peter_Spaeth Peter_Spaeth is offline
Peter Spaeth
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11,360
Default If it is Terry Moore

For what it's worth, from Baseball Reference. I just can't see a plausible case for the HOF even if statistics don't tell the full story. And I know, he missed three years for the war.


Gray Ink Batting - 39 (627), Average HOFer ≈ 144

Hall of Fame Monitor Batting - 18 (837), Likely HOFer ≈ 100

Hall of Fame Standards Batting - 12 (1364), Average HOFer ≈ 50



Similar Batters

Mike Kreevich (944)
Mule Haas (937)
Juan Beniquez (933)
Darryl Hamilton (931)
Cleon Jones (930)
Terry Puhl (930)
Alex Johnson (929)
Ethan Allen (929)
Brian McRae (929)
Lenny Dykstra (928)

.
__________________
Buy high, sell low.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 07-30-2010, 11:29 PM
White Borders's Avatar
White Borders White Borders is offline
Craig Wright
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South-Central Kansas
Posts: 625
Default

Another Guess - Carl Furillo? Not sure when he started playing or if he was fast, or even if he was in center field.
__________________
craig_w67217@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-31-2010, 02:04 AM
ElCabron's Avatar
ElCabron ElCabron is offline
Ryan Christoff
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 393
Default

Wally Berger would have been my guess, too. I'm very skeptical that such a feat ever happened, however.

-Ryan
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-31-2010, 08:08 AM
tedzan tedzan is offline
Ted Zanidakis
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,445
Default Peter S....is the Trivia King

TERRY MOORE was a speedy centerfielder for St. Louis Cardinals (1935-48). A tremendous defensive player at his position,
he was a key player during the years of the "Gasehouse Gang's" success.

Three years of his career were interrupted by his service in WWII (1943-45).

Should he be in the HOF....you tell me ?

Terry Moore......BA = .280 ....... Fldg % = .985

Bill Mazeroski.....BA = .260 ....... Fldg % = .983

As a kid, I saw Terry play (1947-48). It was the end of his career; and he was still making some tremendous catches.


Thanks everyone,

TED Z
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 07-31-2010, 09:42 AM
FrankWakefield FrankWakefield is offline
Frank Wakefield
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Franklin KY
Posts: 1,974
Default

Great trivia, Ted. Thanks.

I didn't say Moore should be in the Hall; I said my Dad saw him play and thought him worthy of consideration. The guy could cover some ground out there, only 19 outfielders rank above him all time in range factor... considering that a team has 3 outfielders out there but only 1 at the other positions, that puts him at the apex of outfielders. He's an All Star for 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and then he's serving in the military for 3 years; and he's getting MVP votes those four all star years when there's some serious ballplayers for which to vote. Stan Musial's on a team where Moore's the captain, a team that dominated baseball while Moore was in his prime. I didn't see him play, most of us didn't. Those that did that I've talked to thought pretty highly of him, fans and players. And I think he was a better ballplayer than a few of those in the Hall. I'm not advocating his induction, but anyone who thinks Moore to have been an average ballplayer is underestimating him, I think.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-31-2010, 10:13 AM
Peter_Spaeth's Avatar
Peter_Spaeth Peter_Spaeth is offline
Peter Spaeth
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11,360
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tedzan View Post
TERRY MOORE was a speedy centerfielder for St. Louis Cardinals (1935-48). A tremendous defensive player at his position,
he was a key player during the years of the "Gasehouse Gang's" success.

Three years of his career were interrupted by his service in WWII (1943-45).

Should he be in the HOF....you tell me ?

Terry Moore......BA = .280 ....... Fldg % = .985

Bill Mazeroski.....BA = .260 ....... Fldg % = .983

As a kid, I saw Terry play (1947-48). It was the end of his career; and he was still making some tremendous catches.


Thanks everyone,

TED Z
Ted I think this just proves Mazeroski should not be. Although at least he had some good longevity stats etc. And I just don't see how you credit guys for years they did not play, unfortunate though the interruption for the service might be in terms of their careers. Also not sure you can just compare fielding percentages for different positions.
__________________
Buy high, sell low.

Last edited by Peter_Spaeth; 07-31-2010 at 10:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


ebay GSB