Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Harry Caray The seventh-inning stretch

Many of these performances began with Caray speaking directly to the baseball fans in attendance either about the state of the day's game, or the Chicago weather, while the park organ held the opening chord of the song. Then with his trademark opening, "All right! Lemme hear ya! Ah-One! Ah-Two! Ah-Three!" Harry would launch into his distinctive, down-tempo version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". For the lyrics "One, Two, Three, strikes you're out...." Harry would usually hold the microphone out to the crowd to punctuate the climactic end of the song. And if the visitors were ahead in that game, Harry would typically make a plea to the home team's offense: "Let's get some runs!"

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Babe Ruth's called shot 1932 World Series

Babe Ruth's called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at-bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field. Photobucket Photobucket "If he'd pointed to the bleachers, I'd be the first to say so." — Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett

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1959 Topps

1959 Topps expands to 572 cards, each measuring 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (inches), its largest set to date. The front of these cards have a rounded color photograph with a solid color background. The player name is across the top while his team and position are at the bottom. The teams logo is also along the bottom and a facsimile autograph. The back has the players statistics, a biography and a cartoon with some data about the player. Cards numbered 1-506 have red and green printing on the back with the card number is white in a green box. Cards 507-572 have black and red printing on the back and the card number is in a black box. Card numbers 199-286 can be found with either white or grey backs, the grey being the scarcest.

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15 Dick Drott $6.00
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29 Jim Bolger $6.00
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46 Bill Henry $6.00
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62 Tony Taylor $8.00
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77 John Goryl $6.00
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105 Lee Walls $6.00
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113 Taylor Phillips $5.00
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118 John Buzhardt Rookie $6.00
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130 Lou Jackson Rookie $6.00
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147 Cubs Long-Banks-Moryn $40.00
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153 Jim Marshall $6.00
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177 Johnny Briggs $6.00
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193 Sammy Taylor $5.00
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214 Marcelino Solis $5.00
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226 Art Ceccarelli $5.00
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234 Chuck Tanner $8.00
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249 Bobby Adams $5.00
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274 Jerry Kindall $8.00
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301 Earl Averill $5.00
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304 Chicago Cubs Team checklist $15.00
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319 Dave Hillman $5.00
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334 Glen Hobbie $5.00
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350 Ernie Banks $100.00
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362 Dolan Nichols Rookie option line on back $4.00
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362 Dolan Nichols Rookie no option line $80.00
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367 Cal Neeman $5.00
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388 Bob Will $5.00
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407 Moe Drabowsky $8.00
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414 Dale Long $10.00
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429 Bobby Thomson $10.00
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447 Bob Anderson $5.00
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469 Ernie Banks MVP 25.00
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474 Moe Thacker $5.00
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488 Walt Moryn $5.00
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502 Al Dark $10.00
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512 George Altman Rookie $15.00
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520 Don Elston $15.00
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538 Chick King $15.00
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548 Elmer Singleton $15.00
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559 Ernie Banks All Star $80.00
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