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    Tabor and Devers

    U wonder if any of you remmember Jim Tanor. He was ourthirds baseman back in the ;40's who ysed to put holes in the Wa;;/ He died at age 36, but was ahuge favorite of all fans. Hart attack was the diagnosis. Bur everyone knew it was booze. //at one time the Sox had private eyes trying to keep up with him. He wasn;t the first major leaguer to show up at the park galf in the bag, but hestill threw harder than anyone on the team. He was seen as a bad filder, Not true,=, percentage wise. Some of his throws to 1B, however, were eoic, Bullets gone astray,''I thought of him the first game Devers played here.

    Jim's fielding peercentages were not that bad actually. .920s etc. It;s a little latem but God Rest His Soul!!!

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    Are you typing into a morse code translator?
    The rebuild is complete.

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    No I don't remember this guy.

    But I was still dead until 1956.
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


    "It's also a simple and indisputable fact that WAR isn't the be-all end-all in valuations, especially in real life. Wanna know why? Because an ace in run-prevention for 120 innings means more often than not, a sub-standard pitcher covering for the rest of the IP that pitcher fails to provide. You can't see value in a vacuum when a player does not provide full-time production."

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    So-o-o sorrry. Macro Degeneration (will turn 93 in December). Forgot to edit! Sometimes I write a comment out in Word ()larger print), then copy and paste. Didn't expect this to be this long!

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    It just occurred to me. No wonder people were as interested in batting practice as they were the game. Foxx, Williams, Cronin, Doerr, Tabor etc Not to mention DiMaggio (although not as much!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    Are you typing into a morse code translator?

    He's a 90+ year old WW II vet.

    Sure I don't always agree with what he says. But i doubt I'll be typing anything thst even resembles English at that age. I'm bad enough as it is now...

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    93 yr old WWII vet. Alright, I will eat my words. Good man
    The rebuild is complete.

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    Dig this 1948 Red Sox starting lineup On Base %

    1) Williams .497 (loved this guy)
    2) Goodman .414
    3) Pesky .396
    4) Doerr .386
    5) Stephens .350
    6) DiMaggio .385
    7) Tebbets .371 (the catcher)
    8)Spence .370

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxkatt View Post
    Dig this 1948 Red Sox starting lineup On Base %

    1) Williams .497 (loved this guy)
    2) Goodman .414
    3) Pesky .396
    4) Doerr .386
    5) Stephens .350
    6) DiMaggio .385
    7) Tebbets .371 (the catcher)
    8) Spence .370
    DiMaggio .383

    Bench:
    Wally Moses .340
    Matt Batts .391
    Billy Hitchcock .341

    Vern Stephens went crazy after 1948:

    1949 .290 39 159* (.391 OBP)
    1050 .295 30 144* (.361 OBP)

    * led MLB

    The '49 Sox had none of their top 10 PAs guys under a .350 OBP.
    They had 3 guys over .400 and 5 over .390!
    2 guys had 159 RBIs!!!!

    1950 was even better!
    5 of the top 10 players were over .413!
    None were under .361.
    8 were over .377.
    4 guys with 27+ HRs and 2 guys with 144 RBI.

    Never made the playoffs those 3 years!


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    DiMaggio .383

    Bench:
    Wally Moses .340
    Matt Batts .391
    Billy Hitchcock .341

    Vern Stephens went crazy after 1948:

    1949 .290 39 159* (.391 OBP)
    1050 .295 30 144* (.361 OBP)

    * led MLB

    The '49 Sox had none of their top 10 PAs guys under a .350 OBP.
    They had 3 guys over .400 and 5 over .390!
    2 guys had 159 RBIs!!!!

    1950 was even better!
    5 of the top 10 players were over .413!
    None were under .361.
    8 were over .377.
    4 guys with 27+ HRs and 2 guys with 144 RBI.

    Never made the playoffs those 3 years!

    Amazing. No wonder I used to listen to the games back then under the covers on my transistor radio. They sure earned my 5 year old's fascination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosoxmal View Post
    So-o-o sorrry. Macro Degeneration (will turn 93 in December). Forgot to edit! Sometimes I write a comment out in Word ()larger print), then copy and paste. Didn't expect this to be this long!
    God love you as you probably top the age bracket of all on this site and that is doing something. I have gotten somewhat shaky over the years and often double strike letters so have to go through and edit and even write things out in Word if they are long and then copy them in. Hope to still be lucid at your age. Your insights are beneficial to the site, so keep on sharing them. I was around in the very early 40's but don't remember Tabor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxkatt View Post
    Amazing. No wonder I used to listen to the games back then under the covers on my transistor radio. They sure earned my 5 year old's fascination.
    Now just a second here! My recollection is that transistor radios came on the market in the mid-fifties: the Pearsall, Jenson, Sammy White, Don Buddin era. I believe they weren't even invented until the late 40s, and not sold commercially until much later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
    God love you as you probably top the age bracket of all on this site and that is doing something. I have gotten somewhat shaky over the years and often double strike letters so have to go through and edit and even write things out in Word if they are long and then copy them in. Hope to still be lucid at your age. Your insights are beneficial to the site, so keep on sharing them. I was around in the very early 40's but don't remember Tabor.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jad View Post
    Now just a second here! My recollection is that transistor radios came on the market in the mid-fifties: the Pearsall, Jenson, Sammy White, Don Buddin era. I believe they weren't even invented until the late 40s, and not sold commercially until much later.
    Stop picking on our elders!

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    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/100e958d

    This is a really great article on Jim Tabor.
    Fire Farrell - fucking check mark!
    Trade Pedroia
    Sign JD Martinez to play 1B/DH
    Sign Alex Cora for MGR - check plus!

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