Were you reminiscing about your early 20s?I listened to the 1965 All Star game last night while doing some work around the house.
The NL squad was stacked.
Willie Mays, Pete Rose, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Willie Stargell.
Hell, Roberto Clemente and Frank Robinson came off the bench and didn't get in until the 6th or 7th inning.
Joe Torre hit a HR.
Bob Gibson struck out 2 guys in the 9th with the tying run on 2nd to finish off the game.
One thing that really stood out was the pitcher's stats. Guys had records like 14-6 with 12 complete games at the break. The way pitchers are utilized has changed so much through the years.
Out of those guys, the only ones I remember watching in person are Pete Rose and Willie Stargell.Were you reminiscing about your early 20s?
He quit playing in '56 and died in '72I bet you were a huge Jackie Robinson fan as a child
Notice you don't see any Marlins on that list.Buster Posey has opted out of the 2020 season. He and his wife had recently adopted two girls who were born prematurely.
He joins the following players who have decided against playing this year for various reasons:
58 players were positive during intake testing.
- Mike Leake - P - Diamondbacks
- Ryan Zimmerman - 1B - Nationals
- Joe Ross - P - Nationals
- Welington Castillo - C - Nationals
- Ian Desmond - OF - Rockies
- Tyson Ross - FA
- David Price - P - Dodgers
- Felix Hernandez - P - Braves
- Michael Kopech - P - White Sox
- Nick Markakis - OF - Braves
- Hector - P - Pirates
13 players have tested positive since workouts began.
Players and on-field personnel are being tested every other day and staffers at least twice a week.
Season is set to open Thursday, July 23.
Yanks @ Nats 7:08 PM
Giants @ Dodgers 10:08 PM