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Archive for February 2008

JULIAN TAVAREZ – Dominican GIDP King

February 24, 2008

“What counts aren’t the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed.” – WHITEY HERZOG Growing up in Baltimore during the 1970’s, one of my earliest baseball memories was being taught to chant “6-4-3” when the Orioles pitcher put a man on first base.  Of course, that was to exhort […]

Beisbol: TIGRES del LICEY win 2008 Serie del Caribe (Baseball’s Caribbean World Series)

February 8, 2008

The Tigres del Licey capped their 100th anniversary season in fine style Thursday night by capturing a record 10th Caribbean Series championship.  Not only did they stave off a potential winner-take-all playoff against the Aguilas Cibaenas with an 8-2 victory, they also eliminated their arch-rivals in the Aguilas’ own ballpark to avenge last month’s loss in […]

STU MILLER – 1963 Most Valuable Oriole

February 1, 2008

With a disconcerting head fake, and what The Sporting News called an “annoying assortment of slow pitches”, 35-year-old reliever Stu Miller became the first pitcher to take home Most Valuable Oriole honors in 1963. Miller was an ERA leader and a two-time National League All-Star before coming to Baltimore, but the slight, 165-lb Northampton, MA […]