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Happy Thanksgiving Minutiae!

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* David Wright's favorite sandwich is one with Turkey, from Subway. He had 3 walk-off hits and a walk-off sacrifice fly for the Mets last season, which earned him a significant enough raise such that he should be able to afford a better bird today.

* Turk(ey) Wendell had 7 walk-off wins with the Mets. He also had six walk-off losses for them and one walk-off loss against them.

* Happy 52nd birthday to former Cardinals backup catcher Glenn Brummer, the last person to win a game with a walk-off straight steal of home (1982). Also, happy remembrances to the family of Clarence Jonnard, also known as "Bubber." Born on this day in 1897, Bubber was a Mets scout, who signed, among others, Ed Kranepool (6 Mets walk-off hits), Ken Singleton ( a walk-off sacrifice fly) and Mike Jorgensen (3 Mets walk-off hits, including a grand slam)

* The last walk-off "turkey" I can remember watching was on the PBA Tour, when Parker Bohn III (I once interviewed him, so I remember this) struck out in the 10th frame to beat fellow bowler Bob Vespi, who had struck out in his half of the 10th. I believe Bohn trailed by 29 pins entering the final frame, but I'm not 100 percent certain. For those unfamiliar, a turkey in bowling is 3 straight strikes.

We're kind of like 1010 WINS...the minutiae never stops!

Comments

TheCzar said…
Only you would be able to find a bowling walkoff Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family...
Aw c'mon! Thanksgiving isn't just about turkey. It's about cranberry sauce, which makes one think of Marv Throneberry.
Remember the 'Cranberry, Strawberry, We Love Throneberry' banner?

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