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RIP, Jim Pagliaroni

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It's entirely possible I missed it, but I didn't see a thread noting the passing of the former Red Sox, Pirates, A's and 1969 Pilots catcher. He was involved in some interesting bits of baseball history.


    The online guest book includes an entry from former Pirates teammate Bob Bailey and his wife.

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  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Awwww, shitfuck.
  3. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Wasn't he the guy in "Ball Four," who, as the team was getting off the plane in Seattle after a long road trip and getting ready to meet their wives, said "OK, guys, start acting horny."?
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "10:30? I'm not even done throwing up at that hour."

    "Now look who's hitting fourth. We have Mickey Mantle and they have Jim Pagliaroni. Now who the fuck is Pagliaroni?"

    RIP to one of Ball Four's good guys. Although I read somewhere that Pag wasn't too happy with Bouton after the book came out.
  6. I guess heaven needed a few vowels.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I guess more of these Ball Four guys are going to be dropping likes flies.
  8. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    One of the smartest Italian catchers in the league...always played for the entertainment dollar.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Not true. In "I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally," Bouton wrote that he got a letter from Pagliaroni telling him he'd like to play himself in a "Ball Four" movie.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I can't find the link from before (it was years ago). It may have been Steve Barber who was unhappy with Bouton. Looking at the book, I can see why Barber was unhappy, with Bouton ripping on him for his sore arm.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Breathing a sigh of relief.
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