Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rodak Remembers: Baseball Quiz #11

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Below are pictured a couple of diamond dawgs relaxing at home. One of them is still very prominent in the game.
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See if you can supply the first name of each man and then the family name they share.
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9 comments:

Graham Womack said...

Frank and Joe Torre. Someone commented on my blog about a Frank Torre quote recently, and I was like, "I think he meant Joe Torre." That's when I learned Joe had a brother.

Rodak said...

Wow. Way to go! I thought that this one would go unguessed. I knew about Frank years before Joe hit the scene. He played behind Adcock for the Milwaukee Braves when I first collected his card.

SINVILLE said...

I actually recognized this one, and knew he was not a player but a coach? Right? Of course, I couldn't remember the name. Did you notice his baseball card on the table? I wondered if you had that one? I actually have a ton of baseball card that I bought for my daughter when she was 2 (twenty years ago). I know I have some good ones, because my brother in law wanted to buy my collection. Someday, I will clear my attic and make some kid really happy! Thanks for my blog comment. Btw, I have been reading Simone Weil quotes today.

Rodak said...

Yes, Mary, I did notice the card on the table. And I do think that I have it. My oldest cards are now about 60 years old. I don't remember where I got the ones that old, but I think they date from 1951.

Rodak said...

Btw, Mary, you can read more about Simone Weil here.

SINVILLE said...

Wow, 60 years old cards! I have the distinct feeling you were the only 3 year old who did not want the cards for the gum!

Rodak said...

I acquired those old cards from somebody as a teenager. I didn't actually buy any cards until 1957.

Graham Womack said...

You should do a guest post for my blog sometime about your card collection....

Rodak said...

That would be cool. I'll have to see if I can dig them up. You can't imagine the clutter that collects once you've lived in the same house, with a couple of kids, for a few years. They are all in one box, inside layers of plastic.
I have football cards, too. Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Y.A. Tittle, Frank Gifford--that era.