November 2012 Archives

Blog #40 (Cal Ripken, Jr.)

November 28, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

Simply put, Cal Ripken, Jr. is as special a person as he was a baseball superstar. I am sure many will always remember where they were on September 6, 1995 when Cal surpassed Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak, a record many believed to be unbreakable--I was listening on the radio while driving home from my first ever stay at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California (worth checking out if you have never been). Because I could ramble endlessly about Cal, I am instead going to list some of his more amazing 21 year career highlights and interesting tidbits (starting with one interesting minor league one): played in the longest game ever for the Rochester Red Wings along with fellow Hall of Famer Wade Boggs who played for the Pawtucket Red Sox (33 innings

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Blog #39 (Rudy May)

November 14, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

My memory of Rudy May is the game he describes below; the reopening of Yankee Stadium in 1976 after the Yankees had been exiled to Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium was being renovated during the 1974 and 1975 seasons. It was a very tough ticket and I recall missing school and sitting in the upper deck on the third base side closer to left field. I specifically remember the Dan Ford home run Rudy describes below as well as Oscar Gamble's big hitting day for the Yankees. But this is supposed to be about Rudy May. Rudy pitched from 1965-1983 for the then California Angels, two stints with the Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles and the Montreal Expos. Interestingly, he first pitched in the majors for the Angels in 1965, and saw no major league action again until 1969. That is perseverance. He retired in 1983 after his 2nd stint with the Yankees.

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