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Offline welch

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An important trade: December 4, 1964
« Topic Start: December 05, 2020, 11:47:22 AM »
From Gary Almanario in FB: DC Baseball, Yesterday and Today:

On this day (12/4) in 1964:
The Los Angeles Dodgers trade OF Frank Howard (with Phil Ortega, Pete Richert, and Ken McMullen) to the Washington Senators for Claude Osteen, John Kennedy, and cash.

Gary's post has a great picture of Frank Howard as we remember him: so tall he seems almost lanky, with a kind of grimace that must have frightened pitchers. (When asked, "Where is it safe to pitch Frank Howard?", a Cleveland pitcher answered, "From center-field, man. Centerfield".) Big Frank is wearing my favorite Expansion Senators uniform: the home white with navy-blue pinstripes, script "Senators", in red, underlined, blue stirrup socks with red stripes, and the original blue cap with the original curly-W in red, with, best I remember, red seams.

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Re: An important trade: December 4, 1964
« Reply #1: December 05, 2020, 07:13:18 PM »
A great slugger and also a top flight person.  One of the nicest people you could ever meet.