Category Archives: Hall of Very Good

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The Rangers Win Twitter Following the World Series

Category : Hall of Very Good , MLB

Regardless who they were rooting for, baseball fans flocked to Twitter Sunday night with their hottest takes hoping to garner more likes and RTs than the proverbial “other guy”.
But, following that final out of the Boston Red Sox 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers…it was the Texas Rangers that really won the night.
Yes. You read that right.
That’s right, while it’s easy to remember the Dodgers are the latest back-to-back World Series runners-up (they’re actually the eleventh to do it), it was the Rangers who last did the deed in 2010 and 2011.
And in case you were wondering (you weren’t), the only team to go back a third straight year and win…the 1923 New York Yankees. They’d go on to win 15 of the next 30 World Series.


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The HOVG Podcast: Dave Winfield

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Dave Winfield.
The Hall of Famer talks to the boys about his 40-plus year relationship with Don Baylor (and why he joined the Myeloma MVP campaign), what current player reminds him of when he played and what current pitchers he’d like to face and that night in San Diego when the Famous Chicken was hatched.

 (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes)
SHOW NOTES:

In honor of the #WorldSeries, check out our latest #BloodCounts story featuring @DaveWinfieldHOF and Don Baylor, Jr. on Don Baylor’s 14-year battle with #multiplemyeloma. #MyelomaMVP pic.twitter.com/zqA5NBOU6C
— Amgen Oncology (@AmgenOncology) October 23, 2018

Myeloma Explained
Former MLB All-Stars Dave Winfield and Steve Garvey Help Launch Myeloma MVP

WHERE TO/HOW TO:

Dave on Twitter
Dave’s Official Website
Amgen on Twitter

SPONSOR:
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Bar Proudly Displays Harvey Kuenn’s Leg

Category : Hall of Very Good , MLB

It’s not uncommon for a sports bar to have unique ephemera from the local team on display. That said, 4th Base has a leg up all on all of them
Literally.
Hanging high above the bar is the prosthetic limb of former Milwaukee Brewers skipper Harvey Kuenn.
As the story goes, Kuenn had his right leg amputated prior the 1980 baseball season. Two and a half years later, “Harvey’s Wallbangers” would square off against the St. Louis Cardinals and, even though they lost, a local legend was born.
Pretty basic stuff, right?
Not long after Kuenn’s death in 1988 the leg appeared at 4th Base. How it got to the West Milwaukee bar is where the mystery begins.
“I got one myth that says he got drunk here one day and left his leg and never came back to get it,” bar manager CJ Papara said.
Another myth is that, following the death of the former Crew’s manager, the mortician offered up one of Kuenn’s multiple fake legs to a friend. That friend just so happened to own a bar.
Suffice it to say, the leg has become an odd good luck charm.

(h/t Ben Hutchison, WISN)


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