September 2012 Archives

Blog #35 (Dick Radatz)

September 19, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

From 1962-1966, Dick Radatz was the most dominating relief pitcher in baseball. The Boston Red Sox right hander, in his 1962 rookie season, led the league in saves (24), games (62) and rookie relief wins (9). He was awarded the Fireman of the Year by the Sporting News. He was a one pitch pitcher--simply put, he threw gas. His 1963 season was even better. He went 15-6 with 25 saves and a 1.97 ERA. He was the first pitcher in baseball history with consecutive 20 save seasons. In the 1962 All-Star Game, Dick struck out 5 National leaguers in just 2 innings including Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Duke Snider. He arguably had his best year in 1964 with 16 wins, 29 saves and 181 strikeouts in 157 innings--to date the most strikeouts in a season ever by a relief pitcher, and he won the Fireman of the Year award again.

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Blog #34 (George Steinbrenner)

September 5, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

For everyone who is reading this that actually knows me, you probably know what a thrill it was for me to be able to actually be in the Yankees clubhouse let alone meet and speak with the Yankees personnel. But you cannot imagine what it was like, and the adrenaline rush I got, when I came face to face with the "Boss" -- George Steinbrenner. I still wonder how I got the courage to actually talk to him because I was still in the very early stages of this project and intimidated in any clubhouse I was in, particularly the Yankees.

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