On Monday night Bryse Wilson made his major league debut, a 1-0 win over the Pirates. He reminded BJers of two different pitchers: Jaret Wright and Pat Jarvis. 1966 was the 25-year-old Jarvis’ rookie year. The Little Bulldog, as … Finish Reading
[This post is not a recap of last night’s stirring 8-3 win. I was at 30,000 feet for the game, and Mr. Copenhaver has agreed to supply a full recap. Until then, I celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Greatest … Finish Reading
With Sam’s permission, since I forgot what day it was. Retirement does stuff like that to you.
So it’s a long season, and 1966 was no different. The 98th game saw the Braves drop a 4-3 game to the Cardinals … Finish Reading
1966, Game 91. The Braves are 43-47 going in (and closing in on the first managerial change of my baseball life) and beat the Reds on a sunny Sunday, 9-6, before 36,522 boiled-peanut-eating fans. (Having never been to STP, and … Finish Reading
I’ve tried in these recaps to exactly parallel the 1966 season, but I have to make a small exception here.
The 2018 Braves are two games short of halfway, but at the halfway point in 1966, the 81st game on … Finish Reading
So in 1966 most of the games were on Facebook, but there was only one computer powerful enough to receive it, an Al Gore homebrew deal, and he was really short of friends back then.
So if you wanted to … Finish Reading
Sometimes 1966 is intrinsically more interesting than 2018, so I’ll dwell on 1966 a bit more than usual today.
Sixty six games into the 1966 season, the Braves were now in full reversal of the current pleasant surprise: 28-38, a … Finish Reading