Thursday, August 22, 2013

Clemente's last homerun, sorta

Technically, his last homerun came in Game 4 of the 1972 NLCS but this one was the 240th of Clemente's career.  This longtripper came against Roberto's favorite victim at his favorite home-away-from-home.  All of this in beautiful color videotape!  More about this simple discovery after the jump.

Monday, August 19, 2013

MLB expands on '714'

Last January, I showed a series of clips that involved Hank Aaron's 714th homerun in Cincinnati.  This was color videotape footage that had Milo Hamilton's call of the events over the video.  The original post is below:

Well, MLB finally released more of the video clip.  You can find it here on their YouTube channel.  The video is nearly three and a half minutes long, however you can clearly see the video is edited down in a certain part.  More after the jump.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

" can also hurt somebody with a ball"

These are the words Juan Marichal uttered in 2009 to Bob Costas about his 1965 incident involving a bat and Johnny Roseboro's head.  Marichal's defense has always been that tensions were running high and Roseboro had attempted to hit him with a ball in the back of the head.  Those tensions were always present in the Dodgers/Giants rivalry.  In another flare up, coincidentally involving Marichal again, the Dodgers and Giants began a beanball war that erupted into a benches clearing junior-high dance late in the 1971 season.  We have a great clip of this thanks to KTTV.  More after the jump.