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RIP, Jose Pagan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lone star scribe, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Didn't see this come up in the topics, but the former Giants and Pirates World Series hero died Tuesday from Alzheimer's disease at age 76.

    Orlando Cepeda described the shortstop as the best .260 hitter he ever saw. Pagan was an iron man for the Giants' pennant-winning team in 1962, when he had a career year and played in all 164 games (the Giants had to play the Dodgers in a best-of-three playoff to go to the World Series). He even finished 11th in the MVP voting that year, ahead of teammates Felipe Alou and Cepeda, who had big years themselves.

    Pagan hit .368 with a home run in the seven-game series against the Yankees in '62, and in the '71 World Series drove in the winning run in Game 7 for the Pirates against the Orioles.

  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    We felt badly about this on Wednesday:

  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    How many times did sportscasters pronounce his last name "Pay-gun" (like pagan god) instead of "Pay-gone" which is how I believe it was supposed to be pronounced?
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Ronald RAY-gun.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if anyone will get my post above yours.
  8. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Only foul ball i've ever caught at a game was at a winter league game in Puerto Rico, the batter? Jose Pagan.wow, I'm old.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "Do you know what time it is?"

    "Aw, don't ask him that question ..."

    "It's 3:46 a.m."

    "I swear, he lives for that kind of stuff."
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    "The virgin Connie Swale?"

    (Arched eyebrows)
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It never fails to crack me up how he introduces her that way to his mother at the restaurant.
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