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This Week in Baseball Season 1 Recaps: Episode 12

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TWIB '77 speeds into episode 12 as the A's get a eulogy, Herman Franks loses it, and proto-Jeffrey Maiers emerge.

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 7

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This Week in Baseball '77 continues with a special look at Canada, an All Star Game preview, and some terrible, terrible fielding!

Dick Williams, Former Red Sox Manager, Dies

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Former Red Sox manager and player Dick Williams has passed away today at the age of 82. Williams managed the Red Sox during the "Impossible Dream" 1967 season, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

GLB Photo a Day: Dick Williams is an imposing figure

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I got the Dick Williams bobblehead from my father-in-law when he went to watch Brooks have his cup of coffee with the A's. My father-in-law asked me if I wanted to add it to my collection. I was...

When Sparky was the face of Toronto baseball

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This is a great Bob Elliott column on Sparky Anderson's final years as a player and first as a manager - in Toronto. And if one Hall of Fame manager getting his start in Toronto wasn't enough, Anderson was replaced by another first-time manager in Dick Williams who also would go on to the Hall. I love the Blue Jays, but it's sad how Toronto's long history of minor league baseball with the Maple Leafs has become lost to most people. I wish that the Jays would have embraced the history of minor-league ball and tried to bridge it into their story. Can't recall the team ever doing any Maple Leafs-themed event (say an anniversary or player reunion or something). They could have even resurrected some Maple Leaf uniforms for the odd flashback game. But it's all too late now. I've been a Toronto baseball fan for almost 25 years, but born in the early 1970s I still know next to nothing about the city's baseball history before the Jays and my time. Gotta read some books.

Padres News and Notes

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Padres News and Notes

Hall of Fame Notes

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Goose Gossage and Dick Williams were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Gossage threw hard and harder. He intimidated. Of course the one pitch I remember seeing him throw was a fastball...

Open Thread, 7/27: Padres vs Pirates and HOF Induction Day

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Jake Peavy takes the morning game today. At the same time, two of the more influential, but less memorialized former Padres enter the Hall of Fame today in the form of Goose Gossage and Dick...

"I still use that line today. I just changed it up, but I tell the kids you can't play with a tig...

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"I still use that line today. I just changed it up, but I tell the kids you can't play with a tight booty. There's nothing you can do in the game with a tight booty. You can't run, you can't pitch, you can't hit, you can't do anything."

Tony Gwynn recalling a speech by Dick Williams
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