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RIP Johnny Callison

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Claws for Concern, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Solid player. Good guy.

  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Had always heard he was a good fellow. And it's a shame that he'll always be linked with one of the great late-season collapses in sports history.

  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, association with the '64 Phillies is not to be desired. Actually, Callison was one of the few Phils to keep producing during the 10-game swoon. At the one game of that disaster I attended personally, Callison hit game-tying homers in the 8th and 11th innings before the Phils fell to the Braves 7-5 in the 12th.
    RIP, John. You still deserve the MVP Ken Boyer got that year.
  4. R.I.P, Mr. Callison
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Well said.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't he win an all-star game with a home run one year? I could look it up but SJ is my google.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Yes, the 1964 All-Star game played at shiny new Shea Stadium. Three-run homer off the late Dick Radatz. That's when '64 was still a dream season for Callison and the Phillies.
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