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Old 04-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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Default Baseball's 1,000,000th Run

On 4 May 1975, the 1,000,000th run in MLB history was scored. For a brief few minutes it appeared that Dave Concepcion’s 5th inning home run off of Atlanta’s Phil Niekro did the trick. As fate would have it for Concepcion and Cincinnati fans, Houston Astro first baseman Bob Watson beat the speedy Reds shortstop to the plate by mere matter of seconds at Candlestick Park.

The 1,000,000th run countdown was sponsored by Tootsie Rolls. If you have promotional items related to this event, I would love to hear from you. This bat and wire photo could use some company.

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:11 PM
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I do remember that Tootsie Roll promotion....Didn't they use Stan Musial as their spokesperson?

Good luck with additions!

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:36 PM
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Default Tootsie Roll and #1,000,000

Bill,

You are correct. Stan the Man was one of players they had out front on this promotional effort.

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:50 PM
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crazy because I thought I remembered that Bob Watson was the 10,000th major league player. If I am remembering correctly that's a crazy coincidence.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:01 AM
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Close... BBR counts Watson as the 10,117th player to make his major league debut.
Four guys -- Billy Sorrell, Dick Selma, Darrell Osteen, and Bud Harrelson -- are listed as tied for 9,999th.
Four more guys are tied for the next spot, 10,003rd.
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Have you ever reached out to Mark Sackler, the guy who came up with the promo?

https://millenniumconjectures.com/20...millionth-run/

and he's on Twitter, if you are so inclined

https://twitter.com/MarkSackler
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Bob,

What a GREAT lead.. Thanks for the post.

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