Re: slow newsday prompted this thread
posted at 2/6/2014 9:11 PM EST
In response to donrd4's comment:
In response to dustcover's comment:
After reading an article on Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, the question arose in my mind, are groundhogs related to gophers.
Thus the following question for old-time baseball followers.
Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 is the spot, marked by a lone red seat commemorating the longest measurable home run ever hit inside Fenway Park. Ted Williams hit the home run on June 9, 1946 against the Detroit Tigers.
Now, for all you old-time Sox aficionados, who was the pitcher that served up this ‘gopher’ ball. (Hint: he later became a major league manager.)
Jose, where are you????
Just a guess.....Papelbon ?
[/QUOTEOn a dubious note, Fred Hutchinson is also recalled as the pitcher who gave up the longest homer in Ted Williams' career, a 502-foot (153 m) blast in 1946 that broke the straw hat of a startled fan sitting in Fenway Park's right-center-field bleachers. The seat where the home run landed has been painted red since to mark the long ball. Hutchinson led the AL in home runs allowed with 32 during the 1948 season.
Papelbon wasn't born yet in 1946. My guess is that Donrd4 was just trying to be funny on his last post. Good job Don,, you fooled everyone. These types of inane posts makes the forum a great place to visit. Carry on Don, we love you.