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F Robinson trivia - Phogge - 02-08-2019

In 1956 F Robbie’s 38 homeruns set a then rookie record. The Reds hit 221 that season tying what team’s record?


RE: F Robinson trivia - BobK - 02-08-2019

1947 Giants led by Johnny Mize


RE: F Robinson trivia - TreesAndBirds - 02-08-2019

Frank almost drowned in middle of '66 season at team party. He couldnt swim and was thrown in water as a prank. Who realized something was wrong and dove in to save him?


RE: F Robinson trivia - BobK - 02-08-2019

Nada Pinson ?


RE: F Robinson trivia - Phogge - 02-08-2019

Pete Rose?


RE: F Robinson trivia - TreesAndBirds - 02-08-2019

Frank was on Os in '66.

He was saved by the Os catcher, who the media credited with the most important "play" of that World Series season. 

Andy Etchebarren. Who was also the last person to bat against Sandy Koufax. He finished in top 20 in MVP voting that year, without taking into account his "save" of Frank.


RE: F Robinson trivia - BobK - 02-08-2019

Well Klu was my second choice lol
Great trivia


RE: F Robinson trivia - CowboyIndian - 02-08-2019

(02-08-2019, 11:40 AM)BobK Wrote:  Nada Pinson ?

That's Vada's brother, who amounted to nothing.


RE: F Robinson trivia - Mick - 02-08-2019

(02-08-2019, 11:26 AM)TreesAndBirds Wrote:  Frank almost drowned in middle of '66 season at team party. He couldnt swim and was thrown in water as a prank. Who realized something was wrong and dove in to save him?

I don't know.  

Something like that happened to a friend of mine at an 8th grade summer camp.  I went to school in downtown San Jose, and there was a mix of students whose parents worked downtown but lived in suburbs with access to pools, and those students who lived locally with no access to pools.

On the first day we arrived, we all had to swim one length of the pool under the eye of the camp director.  Everyone swam the length of the pool, diving from the deep end to the shallow end.  Everyone, except for the best athlete (by far) in our school.  When it came his turn, he started back by the pool house and ran as fast as he could, leaping into the deep end.  

Turns out, he'd never been in a pool before.

After a very long time under water, he came up, red-faced and spluttering, dog-paddling as fast as he could, finally reaching the other side whereupon he hauled himself up and over the edge, coughing up water.  Everyone cheered for him, and he got to play in the pool with the rest of us, though he stayed in the shallow end. He became one of Mitty's best athletes, scoring a four year basketball scholarship.