Late in his announcing career Rizzuto would write “ww” in his scorecard on certain plays. It stood for “wasn’t watching.”
Roger Maris’ scouting report while a minor leaguer in 1955.
“I believe this boy has the ability to go all the way. Has been the clean up hitter but I think he would do a better job in the third position where a little of the pressure is off.”
In 1961, when he hit 61 home runs, Maris batted 3rd in front of Mickey Mantle. Maris had 0 intentional walks that season.
During the games today head over to Diamond Mines, an archive of scouting reports from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s amazing.
At the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Stan Musial would play “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on harmonica after being introduced. Yes, it was as awesome as you would think.
Sammy Sosa. Yes, I’m the real Sammy Sosa, and this is my Pinterest.