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Baseball: home run king Joe Bauman dies at 83

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posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:31 PM
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minor league home run phenom Joe Bauman has died in albaquerque NM at the age of 83, mr Bauman hit 73 home runs for the class C Roswell Rockets of the old Longhorn league

he was a true hero of the game in Baseballs golden era

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posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:37 PM
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Wow, 73 in less games, thats incredible, it was also rumored josh gibson hit 75 one year in the negro-leagues



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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Actually, he hit 72 dingers in 1954 with Roswell. This was in class C baseball. Before 1956, 10 minor league players, inluding Joe, have hit 60+, with two hitting 69.



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by jimmiefoxx
Wow, 73 in less games, thats incredible, it was also rumored josh gibson hit 75 one year in the negro-leagues


Joshua Gibson hit 84 in one year with the HomeStead Grays. He nearly had 800 career.



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:47 PM
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i will have to wear my roswell rockets t shirt tomorrow in his memory





posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 08:04 PM
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Major League Baseball should be ashamed with what America missed out on with Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Two of the greatest players of all-time never got to play in the Major Leagues because of the racism travesty. They both wouldv'e broken records of all sorts. Gibson and Paige routinely dominated in barnstorming games against Major League All-Stars such as Bob Feller, Dizzy Dean, Charlie Gehringer, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio.



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by JaqueJonesfan
Major League Baseball should be ashamed with what America missed out on with Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Two of the greatest players of all-time never got to play in the Major Leagues


Paige did play in the majors. He went 6-1 for the Indians in 1948. In 1952 for the St. Louis Browns, he went 12-10 with a league-leading 8 wins in relief, and 10 saves. In '53, he only managed a 3-9 recordwith 11 saves.

Overall Stats

Wins
28

Losses
31

PCT
.475

Games
179

Saves
32

IP
476

BB
180

SO
288

ERA
3.29



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 05:39 PM
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i can remember seeing him pitch in the international league with, i believe Richmond, he was indeed a great pitcher, even though he had a shot in the majors it was a sad chapter in American History that these players were deprived of the chance to play in the majors in their prime



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 07:38 PM
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Yes, he played in the majors, but it wasn't until his early 40's, in his prime he was really something special to watch.



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