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Connelly Top 10 – All Star Break Survival

Connelly Top 10 – All Star Break Survival:

1.Babe Ruth’s Last Home Run:

* 5/25/35 for the Braves against Pittsburgh

* He was 4 for 4 with THREE home runs on the day / 6 RBI’s

* Longest ever hit at Forbes Field

* Head Usher, Gus Miller said in an AP report: “Ball landed on a housetop…he said the distance from home plate to the first house is 600 feet…..A newsboy is said to have recovered the ball and dashed away.”

* The Globe wrote the next day (they don’t write like this anymore): “The great Ruth took Pittsburgh to his massive bosom and sent 10,000 gabbing fans out of the ballpark convinced that the Bam’s legs might be spavined, his body reaching the age of senility and his glorious major league career in its sunset stage, but his eagle eye, his coordinated swings are just as effective as they were in the days when he was the greatest home run king of them all.”

2. Red Sox minor league teams are mediocre:

Pawtucket…..44-44

Portland…….41-44

Lowell……..10-10

Greensboro….8-9

 

3.Before and After the arrival of Orr:

* Year Before Bobby Orr………21-43-6

* 1st year 1966-1967……………17-43-10

* 2nd year……………………….37-27-10

* 3rd year………………………..42-18-16

* 4th year…………………………40-17-19 (Stanley Cup)

 

4.Only three of the Red Sox last forty-two first round picks have made it to an All-Star game:

2005 – Jacoby Ellsbury

2005 – Clay Buchholz

2011 – Jackie Bradley

 

5. Best pictures in sports history from Sports Illustraed.com featuring local players:

* Rodney HarrisonDavid Tyree – ugh

* Bill Russell vs Wilt

* Bobby Orr Stanley Cup

* Havlicek stole the ball

* Bob Cousy

* Ted Williams talking hitting

* Pau Gasol celebrating in front of Rondo

* Manny head first slide

* Magic look away pass against Ed Pickney

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/07/13/100-greatest-sports-photos-all-time-hot-clicks

 

6. Red Sox last two centuries between years ’03 to ’18 versus other years:

  • 1903-1918 And 2003-2018 – 8 World Series
  • 1919-2003 – Zero World Series

 

7. Amazing Stat – In 1982, Ricky Henderson stole 41 bases in the first inning alone of games

8. Old School – Best Red Sox replacement managers in the middle of the year (minimum 40 games):

* S. O’Neil – 1950 – 63-32…………663%

* Joe Morgan – 1988 – 46-31……….597%

* Bill Carrigan – 1913 – 40-30……. .571%

* Don Zimmer – 1976 – 42-34…… ..552%

* Bill Jurges – 1959 – 44-36…………550%

* Pinky Higgins – 1960 – 48-57…….457%

* Joe Kerrigan – 2001  – 17-26………395%

* M McManus – 1932 – 32-67………323%

 

9. Just a Little Bit Outside – Larry Bird’s first contract $3,000,000 for five years – in Leigh Montville’s article he quoted Bird as saying “I’d probably live better without money. Now I have to worry about losing it.”

 

10.Randomosity

* Can’t believe Matt Ryan agreed to do a commercial about being a loser

* Who is this Celtic Jabari Bird out of U Cal who is their best player this summer? Last three games 21 for 29 from the field

* How quick is the world gonna be sick of Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather

* Really liked the HBO documentary Defiant Ones – on the relationship between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

* Strange interview on Howard Stern show with Joe Buck who said he was addicted to hair plugs and during one surgery his vocal cords were almost ruined

* Al Gore update – July 13th – 58 degrees – man the lifeboats

* Enjoy Game of Thrones Sunday!

Connelly Top 10 – All Star Break Survival
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