Posted by Spencer
on Thursday, April 27th 2017:
In Reply to: Re: 60 yrs. ago, bums left us posted by dave on Wednesday, April 26th 2017:
You know what my reply will be... what have the Yanks done for you lately? Yes they have a glorious past and they had some great ballplayers, but it looks like their past glories are just that, in the past. It's so typical of Yankee fans to gloat when the Pinstripes are winning and divert attention when they're losing by bringing up Ruth and Joe D. Neither you nor I ever saw Ruth play, and DiMaggio in reality had a relatively short career (13 years) when compared to some really great players of his era like Ted Williams (19 years), Stan Musial (22 years), and Willie Mays (22 years). If DiMag had played for St.Louis or Cleveland, no one would even remember his name other than for his 56 game hitting streak in 1941, since he was the product of the Yankee PR mill. Unfortunately, all of the above players lost years of their prime to military service and the one thing I always admired about DiMaggio was that he volunteered for the Army instead of waiting to be drafted. Bob Feller did the same. Ted Williams served not only during WWII but was a fighter pilot in the Korean War.
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