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February 2, 2010, 01:58 PM
NOTE THAT POSTS ON THE LATEST REPLAY (RECENT 2009 SEASON) ARE BEING POSTED IN THE MAIN "ENTIRETY OF BASEBALL HISTORY REPLAYED" THREAD. THIS POST IS ABOUT THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1912, THE SEASON PLAYED JUST BEFORE THE 1933 REPLAY.

DAY 1: BECKER THE WRECKER

OF Beals Becker, who played for the Giants and the Phillies in the second decade of the 20th century, has been a miracle man so far in EOBHR replays of 1911, then 1914, and now 1912.
In the Giants' first game of my 1912 replay -- against his future team the Phillies no less, and their ace Grover Cleveland Alexander -- Becker lofted a shocking B9th three run lead-reversing walkoff homer as the Giants pulled out a 6-4 win. In a decade where the hitting stats have been pretty anemic compared to modern times, part-timer Beals now has an amazing total of 25 RBI in just 65 at bats spread across the three seasons. (To put this in perspective, at the other extreme is Hall of Fame OF Tris Speaker of the Red Sox who, despite usually batting third, has 14 extra base hits but only 11 RBI -- that's right, one more than ten -- in 65 GAMES encompassing 233 at bats...)

ARCHER ENEMY
Incidentally, this comeback win made the Giants an other-worldly 58-17 in the 1910-19 decade so far, 16 1/2 games ahead of the 2nd place Cubs in the N.L. (But in Game 2, Jimmy Lavender & Mordecai Brown held the mighty Giants to two runs and Jimmie Archer and Johnny Evers each had 2 RBI as the Cubs cut the Giants 1910-19 lead to a mere 15 1/2 games with a 4-2 win.)

SMOKY SMOKIN'
In other Day 1 action, Smoky Joe Wood fanned 14 Browns and allowed just two hits and one walk in a 4-0 Red Sox victory.

INJURIES GETTING OLD...RING TO THEM
...and A's outfielder Rube Oldring was injured for 18 days on Opening Day. Rube hit .299 with 9 RBI in 67 AB in my 1911 replay

THE TEN PERCENT SOLUTION
All replays are 16 game regular seasons followed by single elimination playoff among top 8 teams, so by adding a zero to a guy's stats you get a rough idea of what the equivalent is in a 162 game season, e.g. 9 RBI = 90 RBI. (Because of the tourney, the average team plays a little less than 17 games. In a 16-team organization, there are seven playoff games, 16 X 8 + 7 = 135, 16.875 games per team... )

PEACHY KEEN
Ty Cobb had four hits as the Tigers (who actually finished 6th in 1912) defeated the Washington Nationals (who actually finished 2nd) by 7-1. Ty is now hitting .414 (106 for 249) overall in this, his 5th replay in the decade (1911-14-17-18).
April 27, 2011  12:02 PM 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

 
April 27, 2011  02:17 PM ET

come to delphi forums where the censors aren't as trigger happy

Walt, Edna may have to go through age-change operation? (all 400,000 words of Skunkville are here... some day, when Skunkville is the #1 media phenomena in the world, SI will say, 'Maybe we should have let good ol' Walt stay on our MLB Message Board')
http://blogs.delphiforums.com/skunkville

info on all 27 EOBHR replays as well as complete unexpurgated coverage of the silly experimentations that proceeded Skunkville, featuring Frank Skunkley and other stupid characters intermingled with bsaeball game replay summaries
http://blogs.delphiforums.com/baseballhistory

my articles continue to become more interesting and will revolutionize the world of brands just like Uncle Walt is re-defining fiction and entertainment
http://blogs.delphiforums.com/abbyzynzer

http://blogs.delphiforums.com/skunkville

C'mon over to Delphi and make some comments on the Skunkville, EOBHR, or Best Brands in America blogs -- we'll be waiting for ya, good friends!!

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