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12-23-2001, 06:48 PM
Name the two managers hired at about the same time in mid-season by the Yankees and Royals, and also the managers they replaced.
12-23-2001, 07:55 PM
I know Martin replaced Bill Virdon - - I was there for Billy's first game at Shea.
I'll guess on the Royals - - McKeon and Whitey?
12-23-2001, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Xanadu Dragon
'll guess on the Royals - - McKeon and Whitey? How can you be right so often? What a burden it must be to be you.
12-23-2001, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by CubFan7125
How can you be right so often? What a burden it must be to be you.
Am I right? :loud: I swear, my mind is so full of basbeall junk - and on questions like this, I just try and sort through it and find the answer - - - like looking for car keys in your house, when they are lost - - you know they have to be SOMEWHERE, it's just finding it.
It was Whitey and Jack?
12-23-2001, 09:36 PM
Indeed it was!
I just thought it was cool that Whitey and Billy were hired within days of each other, Martin just after being fired by the Rangers.
12-23-2001, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by sweaver
Indeed it was!
I just thought it was cool that Whitey and Billy were hired within days of each other, Martin just after being fired by the Rangers. 2 of my 3 favorite managers ever, along with T.K.. They talked straight, had time for the fans & media and put up with very little stupidy from those groups.
12-23-2001, 09:44 PM
In 1975, the White Rat managed 66 games (41-25) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/herzowh01.shtml) and Martin managed 56 (30-26) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/martibi02.shtml). After mid-season so I guess around August they were hired?
Anyway, check out this Billy Martin link (http://www.nydailynews.com/manual/sports/gallo/cartoon2.htm).
12-23-2001, 11:43 PM
Billy's first game as NY MGR was Old Timer's Day 1975 - - I was there - just remembered it was really hot - - probably late July early August.
12-23-2001, 11:56 PM
Hey Steve, I was at that game also. It was my son first ML
game. Was stuck in traffic on the Deegan and it was hot,
my boy kept saying I want to go home. He was three and
first time in the big city. He was a big Reggie fan back then.
12-23-2001, 11:59 PM
I was there with my parents, and best friend Lou, I was all of 12 - - - not to make you feel old! :stinker:
12-24-2001, 12:06 AM
You probably was kid that was throwing popcorn down at me.
12-24-2001, 12:09 AM
Not with Mom and Dad with me - - I had one of those, if you move, we'll kill you childhoods! :loud:
12-24-2001, 12:17 AM
My parents was not like that, I remember those long car
rides in the country side on a beautiful day. But those long
walks home in the dark was a bitch.:o
12-24-2001, 12:23 AM
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