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Former Red Sox and '50 ROY Walt Dropo dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I wish I had a dollar for every time someone started a thread with "sorry if this is a d_b."

    Don't worry about it. If it is, we'll lock or merge or delete one. sure, someone will give you some crap but what the hell?

    Seriously, 80 percent of threads that contain news?

    Anyway, RIP Walt.
     
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    This hasn't been a great month for baseball deaths. Ron Santo, Bob Feller, Phil Cavaretta and now Walt Dropo. RIP.
     
  4. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Heck of a name. Didn't know who he was, but RIP.
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Pride of Connecticut.
     
  6. Gues#t

    Gues#t Guest

    I sez to myself, "Dropo, a Red Sock? Why did I think he was an Oriole?" Turns out he finished his career in Baltimore, '59-61.

    144 ribbies in '50, his rookie year; never came close again, but as I recall his rep as a slugger stuck with him.

    RIP, Moose. You were 6'5" when that was BIG.
     
  7. Probably the best three-sport athlete to ever come out of UConn.
     
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    That's saying a lot. UConn lost its football team for a while — or at least it seemed like it.
     
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Every summer in Birmingham, the Barons (White Sox Double-A team) play a "turn back the clock" game at Rickwood Field, which opened in 1910 but hasn't been used regularly since the late 1980s. But after the game, they let you walk on the field and you can go through the gate in the new fence and take a look at the old concrete wall. In left-center, you'll see this:

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