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 Posted: Wed Sep 24th, 2008 02:58 pm
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Susan,
Do you remember Pete Reiser? Some say he would have been one of the all time greats if he had not played so hard! I know it sounds funny, but they claim he had "too much hustle" and shortened his career by crashing into the then "non padded" walls. He also took a few beanballs in the head (pre-helmet days) but he help bring batting helmets to the game.
I am sure he was a little before your time but the talk of the greats of baseball and the old parks made me think of Brooklyn and the "Sym-phony Band" and Hilda Chester and the cow bell and all the things I grew up hearing from my grandfather.
Thank you for the memories!
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