100 Things Giants Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Bill Chastain
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192407
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Most San Francisco Giants fans have taken in a game or two at AT&T Park, have seen highlights of Willie Mays' basket catch on YouTube, and were thrilled by the team's World Series wins in 2010, 2012 and 2014, but even the die-hards—those ...

100 Things Mariners Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Michael Emmerich
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1629370703
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In his 19-year Hall of Fame career, Chicago Cub Ernie Banks never played in the
postseason. But that failed to diminish the adoration Cubs fans had for the man
they called “Mr. Cub.” In Seattle the same could be said of Alvin Davis. He
persevered through eight seasons when the Mariners were mostly a short seller's
dream, finishing above .500 just once—during his last season with the M's. But
Davis comported himself so exquisitely on the field and with such dignity, grace,
and ...

100 Things Indians Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Zack Meisel
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191915
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“That was the worst thing we could have done,” Baerga said. “That guy wanted to
kill everybody, especially Omar.” Mesa joined the Mariners in 1999. When Seattle
ventured to Cleveland and he entered the game, ... Jim Hickman lined a single to
center off of Clyde Wright in the bottom of the 12th inning. Rose, the potential
winning run, had been at second base. Cubs manager Leo Durocher, 193 Things
Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 74 Colossal Collision.

100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Rusty Burson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600786421
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Before Fergie, it used to get boring in the field,” 23-year-old outfielder Jeff
Burroughs told Ron Fimrite of Sports Illustrated in 1974. “Our pitchers would walk
so many hitters and get behind so many others [that] you'd lose your
concentration. ... That could have been considered a win-win move, as Madlock
enjoyed three exceptional years with the Cubs and won four batting titles in his
career. But the Rangers made a baffling transaction after Jenkins went 17–18
with a 3.93 ERA in '75, ...

100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Tab Bamford
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633190005
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The NHL decided to expand in 1967, and the influential pair of owners in
Chicago did what influential owners in sports do: they “helped guide the decision
-making process.” In an effort to unload the decrepit arena, Wirtz and Norris
convinced the league to put a team in St. Louis rather than Baltimore. That move
immediately haunted the Blackhawks organization when, in the expansion draft,
the new St. Louis Blues selected Glenn Hall. With rookie head coach Scotty
Bowman behind ...

100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Gordon Jones
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623682819
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Nor did they ever manage to raise pro basketball's profile in the city. April 19,
1981, the day of that playoff game against the Bucks, happened to be Easter
Sunday. Across the street from the Spectrum, in Veterans Stadium, the Phillies
drew more than 30,000 fans for their early season game against the Cubs. But
there was, as usual, little buzz about the Sixers, despite the importance of the
game and the fact that it had been a hotly contested series. They won, 99–98,
and moved on to ...

100 Things Braves Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Jack Wilkinson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688582
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... pitcher Tom Glavine sets the home plate from AtlantaFulton County Stadium in
place at Turner Field before the Braves opened their new home against the
Chicago Cubs on April 4, 1997. As Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta
JournalConstitution put it so perfectly in her story, “For the master of the
changeofpace, Tom Glavine got one of his own Friday night. With the unveiling of
his No. 47 on the leftfield upperdeck façade at Turner Field...Glavine heard nary a
boo from 42,178 Braves fans.

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Alex Halsted
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600785549
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Starter Kevin Tapani did the same thing in Game 2 of the 1991 World Series. It
was also the closer who got the final out in Game 5 of the ALDS in 2002, moving
the Twins to the second round. The save became an official stat in 1969, and
since then teams have paid top money for pitchers who can get the final three
outs in a tight ballgame. In so many of the biggest games it's been the closer on
the mound in the most critical situations. There are five key closers in team history
: Ron ...