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Old 05-27-2020, 09:41 PM
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Default RIP Biff Pocoroba

Only an average player on some really bad Braves teams, but somehow he became a favorite of mine and many other hard-core Braves fans.



Rest in Peace Biff.
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One of the best names in the history of sports--would have been great as a boxer
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When the guys that were on cards in packs that you opened as a kid start dying then you know you are getting old .
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When the guys that were on cards in packs that you opened as a kid start dying then you know you are getting old .
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If that's not a name for the ages, I don't know what is. Sorta like Spook Jacobs. If he played for the pathetic Padres, no doubt Jerry Coleman would have named him, "the Biffer."
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Spook was a tough one to find for the 56 Topps Hocus Focus set
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RIP Biff, even sadder is that he is like the 10th player from the 82 pennant winning Braves team to pass away
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One from the “all name team” as my friends and I used to call it. But hate to correct you Larry, the Braves did not win the 82 pennant!
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He is like the 10th player from the 82 division winning Braves team to pass away
Off the top of my head I could think of Pocoroba, Pascual Perez, Rick Mahler, and Bob Watson, then looking at the roster I saw Donnie Moore (forgot he was on that team) and Rick Camp (how did I forget him?), and then finally I checked each player, Tom Hausman (3 games), Larry Owen (2 games), and Rufino Linares (died 22 years ago ). ETA: Oops, missed Carlos Diaz who pitched in 19 games.
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Off the top of my head I could think of Pocoroba, Pascual Perez, Rick Mahler, and Bob Watson, then looking at the roster I saw Donnie Moore (forgot he was on that team) and Rick Camp (how did I forget him?), and then finally I checked each player, Tom Hausman (3 games), Larry Owen (2 games), and Rufino Linares (died 22 years ago ). ETA: Oops, missed Carlos Diaz who pitched in 19 games.
Are you saying all these names listed have passed? I remember watching them play like it was yesterday!
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Off the top of my head I could think of Pocoroba, Pascual Perez, Rick Mahler, and Bob Watson, then looking at the roster I saw Donnie Moore (forgot he was on that team) and Rick Camp (how did I forget him?), and then finally I checked each player, Tom Hausman (3 games), Larry Owen (2 games), and Rufino Linares (died 22 years ago ). ETA: Oops, missed Carlos Diaz who pitched in 19 games.
And sadly, Claudell Washington has now joined this list. As a kid in the 80s , I got to enjoy watching him play with both the Braves and Yankees. Normally I would have been disappointed that the Braves traded him, however, since it was to the Yankees all was good.
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Wow, I can't believe that many players have passed from the 82 team...seems like alot. Not a Biff story, but from his last year 1984, My wife and I are sitting in a local San Diego Mexican restaurant and I look over and see Rick Mahler and Jerry Royster having lunch before a night game and they were sucking down the margaritas like they were going out of style. To say they were getting hammered was an understatement. I told my wife that Mahler was not starting that night and Royster was a bench player, so they probably knew they weren't getting in the game. Wrong, Mahler came into the game in relief and Royster pinch-hit. A different time.
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Add Claudell Washington and now it's eleven '82 Braves gone.

It has been 38 years...


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Add Claudell Washington and now it's eleven '82 Braves gone.

It has been 38 years...


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It can be 38 years...I'm still 22!
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And sadly, Claudell Washington has now joined this list. As a kid in the 80s , I got to enjoy watching him play with both the Braves and Yankees. Normally I would have been disappointed that the Braves traded him, however, since it was to the Yankees all was good.
Claudell looked like he forgot to take out the hangar for his jersey! Massive shoulders with a 30 inch waist! Incredible build!!
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Only an average player on some really bad Braves teams, but somehow he became a favorite of mine and many other hard-core Braves fans.



Rest in Peace Biff.
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A lot of people forget, but this team started out 13-0! And, Joe Torre was the Manager....
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