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December 20, 2009, 10:58 AM
Baltimore history from 1960 Replay ??? Played July 11, 2006 to August 13, 2006

GOOSE EGGS GALORE

The Baltimore Orioles (11-6) ??? 1960 A.L. REPLAY CHAMPIONS -- got off to a rocky 2-4 start. Then Steve Barber (3-1/.181OBA), Chuck Estrada (2-2/.192OBA), and Jack Fisher (1-1/.238OBA) shut out the Tigers, A's, and Yankees in succession, allowing a total of 8 hits across the 3 games.

YANKS HAVE BAD VISIT AT BARBER

All in all, the O's won 9 out of their last 10 games to become A.L. Champions. Estrada, after 2-hitting the A's and fanning 9 during the above 3-shutout-skein, fanned 12 while 3-hitting the Senators in his next start. In the last game of the regular season, the Birds scored 5 in the 9th inning against N.Y. to defeat the Bronx Bombers 7-2 and clinch the A.L. title -- and in this game, Barber and reliever Gordon Jones one-hit the mighty Yankees!

ANTI-CLIMAX

But considering all their starts, the Barber/Estrada/Fisher shutout threesome gave up quite a few runs (38). And the Orioles also struggled offensively throughout the year, hitting only .228. Their season ended rather meekly in the 1st Tourney Round, when they were beaten 3-1 by the 4th seeded White Sox.

JOLLY YOUNG SAINT NICHOLSON

A final season note: Young OF Dave Nicholson, who had only 10 at bats, tied for second on the club in homers (2) and RBI (7) nonetheless -- with ALL of this production coming in a Game 15 8-6 game win over the Tigers, which Dave won in extra innings with a 2-out 2-run tape measure homer.

1960 BALTIMORE GAME BY GAME

KC 5 BA 4 in 11 J.Brandt last gasp two-run game-tying single B9

NY 2 BA 4 G.Triandos two-run go-ahead homer B8

CW 15 BA 1 C.Estrada allows 10 hits, 4 walks, 9 earned runs in 5 IP

BA4 CL 10 J.Fisher allows 3 homers, 7 earned runs in 5 IP

BR1 BA 2 PH B.Thomson walkoff two run homer B9

WS 5 BA 3 in 10 G.Woodling 5 for 5, but W.Stock loses 2nd in relief

DT 0 BA 1 S.Barber defeats J.Bunning/H.Aguirre, both teams hurling 2-hitters

BA 4 KC 0 B.Robinson squeezes in run T9, C.Estrada 2-hitter

BA 5 NY 0 J.Fisher 11-strikeout 4-hit shutout

BA 5 CW 2 R.Hansen two-run homer in 5-run T6th against H.Score

CL 3 BA 4 G.Stephens RBI double B9, G.Triandos walkoff single B10

BR 10 BA 0 S.Barber yields 10 hits, 5 walks, 9 runs (6 ER) in 5 IP

BA 11 WS 2 C.Estrada 12-strikeout 3-hitter, R.Hansen 5 RBI

BA 8 DT 6 D.Nicholson 2HR/7RBI in game, socks 2-out 2-run HR T11

BA 6 KC 3 Reliever Jerry Walker picks up 2nd win, lines go-ahead hit T8

BA 7 NY 2 Orioles score 5 runs T9, S.Barber/G.Jones 1-hitter

TRNY: CW 3 BA 1 C.Estrada allows 4 hits, 4 walks in 4 IP

G.STEPHENS RF .224/4D J.BRANDT CF .138/7BB J.GENTILE 1B .269/13BB B.ROBINSON 3B .254/18H R.HANSEN SS .176/12RBI G.TRIANDOS C .277/7RBI G.WOODLING LF .316/9RBI M.BREEDING 2B .179/2D W.DROPO 1B 6-11/4R D.NICHOLSON OF 4-10/7RBI

S.BARBER 3-1/2.70/20BB J.WALKER 2-0/1.69/5.1IP C.ESTRADA 2-2/4.33/28K
 
April 27, 2011  11:59 AM ET

I am sorry to see that my Uncle's message board was banned. It was extremely popular and, while edgy in certain ways, was good-hearted, inclusive, life-affirming, and friendly. Perhaps people were confused in the most recent episodes that 'Toastie'. the drunken Tolstoy impersonator, was Tolstoy himself?

Since Uncle Walt's posts were in many ways the bright spot of this board and 'carrying' it, it seems not only unfair but not very bright and self-defeating on the part of the editors to 'ban' it.

For myself, I will not ever post here again unless Uncle Walt's board is 'un-banned'.

Abby

P.S. In the past week or so, my brand posts received about 1,000 views on this board and Uncle Walt's received more than 1,000. It's always amazed me how self-defeating the editorial practices of message boards are -- a few people are offended by (or, really, jealous of) an edgy, extremely 'hot' thread... and there goes the poster... and the board. Meanwhile, the posts blatantly selling athletic apparel remain. Well, this will now return to being a gloomy, nowheres-ville board now with little traffic and interaction. I hope you know what you're doing. ..

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/message_boards/show_topic/335303-uncle-walts-mess age-board-banned#ixzz1Kjv846J8

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