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RIP Whitey Lockman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by buckweaver, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    Best known for hitting one of the most famous doubles in baseball history -- the one right before Bobby Thomson's homer.

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  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    What is David Eckstein doing in that picture?
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Most "famous" doubles?

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  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And when Willie Mays dies he'll be the most famous on-deck batter.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Wonder why they called him Whitey?
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Sure. There are a LOT of people still alive who can recite the sequence of that ninth inning, play by play. Who remember seeing Mueller getting carried off the field and Branca coming into the game. Lockman's double is very famous.

    Besides, the list ain't long: Edgar's line drive to score Griffey in 1995, Cookie Lavagetto breaking up Bevens' no-hitter in 1947, Earl McNeely bouncing the ball off a "pebble" (and over Lindstrom's head) to win the 1924 Series. What else ya got?
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Whitey Lockman was the top card in the first pack of baseball cards I ever bought. I was five, and I still remember.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    This kid also wants to know.

  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Glaus's rocket to the gap that Bonds waved at to complete a comeback from 5-0, WS game 6, 2002.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    For this Jays' fanboy looser, Winfield's double in the top of the 11th of game six of the '92 WS would be a biggie too.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I remember 1995. I believe you made up the others.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Amen to that.
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