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LWW
02-07-2011, 01:08 PM
Clue #1:

http://www.magicalbaseball.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Paige_Satchel1942.jpg

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'><span style='font-size: 26pt'>1,505,529</span></span>

LWW

Sev
02-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm.

sack316
02-07-2011, 04:38 PM
this is bugging me. I see Satchel Paige. I see 1,505,529. But am not making a connection here.... hmmmmmm.....

Sack

pooltchr
02-07-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm. not seeing a connection either. Sev, I guess we aren't all that wise!

Steve

eg8r
02-07-2011, 06:36 PM
What an incredible pitcher.

eg8r

Soflasnapper
02-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Who is DanG, Alex?

70. DanG Posted: July 28, 2005 at 02:19 PM <u>(#1505529)</u>
Lead-in to an article I may or may not ever finish:

The hall of
fame is finally undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of Black baseball from 1860-1960, to fairly determine who are the deserving hall of famers, that we may finish the task of honoring the greats among these players banned from MLB. This is certainly a laudable effort by the Hall and MLB, bringing together an expert group whom can be relied upon to do an excellent job.

It is gratifying to see the Hall adopting a serious approach, much better than the system in place before the VC was reformed in 2001. Before then, a subcommittee of the VC, who were not necessarily experts in Black baseball, would put forth a slate of candidates before the whole VC, few of whom had demonstrated interest in a serious study of the topic.

There is a constituency of white ball players who have likewise been unfairly excluded from consideration for enshrinement to the Hall. Players for whom the stats are often sketchy or nonexistent; players whose stories often contain as much truth as fiction; players who never had the chance to play in grand stadiums or on a nationwide broadcast. They were born with an often-insurmountable hindrance to achieving baseball immortality: their birth date was too early.

Iím referring to pro baseballís earliest stars, from the Civil War years to the Gay 90ís. I can already hear the epithets being spewed my way, like: ďHow dare you equate the early white players with the experiences of Black players! Why, the hardships that Blacks endured Ė an outrageous comparison!Ē Of course, I agree. Thatís not what Iím talking about.

The lack of consideration given to the early white players is not intentional or malicious. It is somewhat due to prejudice. It is mainly due to ignorance and a structure that has never been conducive to honoring the early greats.

I'll then proceed to show that this group is grossly underrepresented in the Hall; I'll present soem of the leading candidates; and I'll argue that the Hall needs a special study of these players, and elections to finally "finish the task of honoring the greats among these players."

eg8r
02-07-2011, 06:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The hall of
fame is finally undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of Black baseball from 1860-1960, to fairly determine who are the deserving hall of famers, that we may finish the task of honoring the greats among these players banned from MLB. This is certainly a laudable effort by the Hall and MLB, bringing together an expert group whom can be relied upon to do an excellent job.

</div></div>There were probably so many incredible athletes during that time that we will never know about. If they are honestly moving forward with this effort it would be awesome.

eg8r

Sev
02-07-2011, 09:56 PM
The year King Edward the Martyr of England was murdered?

Sev
02-07-2011, 10:02 PM
Or the year King Solomon set up court.

LWW
02-08-2011, 02:42 AM
I shall provide another clue Monday.

LWW

LWW
02-08-2011, 04:59 AM
WTH ... I'll do it today.

Clue #2:

http://www.johnlund.com/images/887800-001.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>1,478,656</span>

LWW

LWW
02-15-2011, 02:32 PM
http://www.niot.net/niot_570/porsche_928_niot.net%20(4).jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>861,184</span>

LWW

LWW
02-21-2011, 03:50 AM
http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/news/pdf/pr/2005/APB_757.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>573,049</span>

LWW

LWW
02-24-2011, 05:30 AM
Clue #5:

http://lesterslegends.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/babe-ruth.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>509,796</span>

LWW

LWW
02-27-2011, 06:19 AM
Clue #6:

http://fastcarsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2009_ferrari_599_gtb_fiorano_2.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>358,801</span>

LWW

LWW
03-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Clue #7:
http://www.1hd1.com/images/70%20OLDS%20442/70%20OLDS%201.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>195,364</span>

LWW

LWW
03-08-2011, 11:41 AM
Clue #8:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_w7l9GoruiBo/TRHVM72KuTI/AAAAAAAAASc/8ha8_RbIgEI/s1600/Pete%252520Rose%252520%2528sliding%2529.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>196 </span>

LWW

Sev
03-08-2011, 11:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Clue #7:
http://www.1hd1.com/images/70%20OLDS%20442/70%20OLDS%201.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>195,364</span>

LWW
</div></div>

Loved the 442.

LWW
03-08-2011, 11:46 AM
Nobody has this yet?

Clue #9:

http://www.2-clicks-swords.com/images/image/Woodcut-image-of-the-Sword-of-Damocles.jpg

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>100</span>

LWW

Sev
03-08-2011, 11:48 AM
Obama.

LWW
03-08-2011, 11:50 AM
No ....