Harmon Killebrew

A place to talk about anything. Stocks, politics, or your neighbors who won't turn down that music.
Forum rules
NOTICE: Please be sure to check the CFP Message Board Rules and Regulations and the Read Me page before posting.
User avatar
donovan
Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Posts: 8183
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:41 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Harmon Killebrew

Postby donovan » Fri May 13, 2011 2:31 pm

Another great player and person.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/stor ... NHeadlines
As I age it is hard to tell if I am inspired by reasoned passion or arthritic knees; most likely it is arthritic reasoning.

User avatar
Spence
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 19143
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:52 pm
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio (Ohio's First Capital)
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Spence » Sat May 14, 2011 11:41 am

Another casualty of tobacco. I hope that is one tradition in baseball that we lose. We have lost too many of the games best to cancer.
"History doesn't always repeat itself but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain

User avatar
donovan
Athletic Director
Athletic Director
Posts: 8183
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:41 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby donovan » Sat May 14, 2011 11:55 am

Spence wrote:Another casualty of tobacco. I hope that is one tradition in baseball that we lose. We have lost too many of the games best to cancer.


Indeed...and amazing that minor leagues have banned chewing tobacco from their players, can be ejected if on the field...but the majors..well...guess we will work on anabolic steroids first...or not.
As I age it is hard to tell if I am inspired by reasoned passion or arthritic knees; most likely it is arthritic reasoning.

User avatar
Spence
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 19143
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:52 pm
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio (Ohio's First Capital)
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Spence » Sat May 14, 2011 3:26 pm

donovan wrote:
Spence wrote:Another casualty of tobacco. I hope that is one tradition in baseball that we lose. We have lost too many of the games best to cancer.


Indeed...and amazing that minor leagues have banned chewing tobacco from their players, can be ejected if on the field...but the majors..well...guess we will work on anabolic steroids first...or not.



Yeah, the steriod thing is a joke. They only decided to care about it when the treasured records started to fall. Baseball's powers new full well about the steriod problems a good 15 years before anyone even spoke about the problem. A few players - Ken Griffey jr. was one - decided not to do it and his career followed a pretty normal path. Bonds broke all the records and was everything that was wrong about the game. Hopefully one day baseball will get back to being about the game and not the players.
"History doesn't always repeat itself but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain

User avatar
Spence
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 19143
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:52 pm
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio (Ohio's First Capital)
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Spence » Sat May 14, 2011 3:26 pm

donovan wrote:
Spence wrote:Another casualty of tobacco. I hope that is one tradition in baseball that we lose. We have lost too many of the games best to cancer.


Indeed...and amazing that minor leagues have banned chewing tobacco from their players, can be ejected if on the field...but the majors..well...guess we will work on anabolic steroids first...or not.



Yeah, the steriod thing is a joke. They only decided to care about it when the treasured records started to fall. Baseball's powers new full well about the steriod problems a good 15 years before anyone even spoke about the problem. A few players - Ken Griffey jr. was one - decided not to do it and his career followed a pretty normal path. Bonds broke all the records and was everything that was wrong about the game. Hopefully one day baseball will get back to being about the game and not the players.
"History doesn't always repeat itself but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain

User avatar
Dossenator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5191
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:00 pm
Location: Back in NW Arkansas!!!!
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Dossenator » Sat May 14, 2011 5:42 pm

Griffey Jr is my favorite player. With his injury problems he could have easily taken HGH or steroids and he would probably be the all time homerun leader. As far as anyone can tell he never used the stuff. That's why his numbers are so impressive when comparing them with those who juiced: McGwire, Sosa, Bond, A. Rod, Palmero, Manny Ramirez, etc. That also makes Killebrew's numbers impressive as well.
"A team with something to play for is dangerous, but a team with someone to play for is unstoppable..." Arkansas OL Brey Cook quote following the death of teammate Garrett Uekman (Nov. 2011).

User avatar
Dossenator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5191
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:00 pm
Location: Back in NW Arkansas!!!!
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Dossenator » Sat May 14, 2011 5:47 pm

Top 15 all time home run leaders:
1. Barry Bonds 762
2. Hank Aaron 755
3. Babe Ruth 714
4. Willie Mays 660
5. Ken Griffey 630
6. Alex Rodriguez 619
7. Sammy Sosa 609
8. Jim Thome 591
9. Frank Robinson 586
10. Mark McGwire 583
11. Harmon Killebrew 573
12. Rafael Palmeiro 569
13. Reggie Jackson 563
14. Manny Ramirez 555
15. Mike Schmidt 548

I think these are accurate. Now out of the top 15 here are the known steroid users: #1 Bonds, #6 A. Rod, #7 Sosa, #8 Thome, #10 McGwire, #12 Palmeiro, and #14 Ramirez. That's 7 of the top 15.
"A team with something to play for is dangerous, but a team with someone to play for is unstoppable..." Arkansas OL Brey Cook quote following the death of teammate Garrett Uekman (Nov. 2011).

User avatar
Spence
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 19143
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:52 pm
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio (Ohio's First Capital)
Contact:

Re: Harmon Killebrew

Postby Spence » Sat May 14, 2011 7:47 pm

Dossenator wrote:Griffey Jr is my favorite player. With his injury problems he could have easily taken HGH or steroids and he would probably be the all time homerun leader. As far as anyone can tell he never used the stuff. That's why his numbers are so impressive when comparing them with those who juiced: McGwire, Sosa, Bond, A. Rod, Palmero, Manny Ramirez, etc. That also makes Killebrew's numbers impressive as well.


He didn't and his body broke down like everyone's does normally. He is maybe the second or third greatest player of all time and no one will ever give him the credit he deserves because of the whole steroid thing and he is one of the very few who did it the right way.
"History doesn't always repeat itself but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain


Return to “Off-Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests