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    Hello from Scotland

    Hi there i have followed the fortunes of the Yankees since about the core four era . Here in Scotland we only get limited games on tv ,one or two per night on ESPN . Lucky if i get to see the Yankee's once a week. I have been following the forum for a wee while now and have learnt so much from the members views. Are there any threads on the forum where i could ask questions that might seem obvious to people who have grown up with baseball but puzzling to an outsider.
    Cheers Garry

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    Welcome! There isn't any specific area to ask about the well-known rules of the game and such, so for now ask away in this thread and if the discussion gets wheels we can open a separate thread.

    And while I'm at it, I expect to be in Scotland sometime in the next 5 years so I'll be asking you some questions too!
    Let the kids play.

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      #3
      Welcome Garry. I've been to Scotland. It was beautiful there. But I also have never been so cold.
      Sometimes I feel like my sell by date expired yesterday.

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        #4
        Welcome. Just don't ask about the balk rule because no one over here can make sense of it either.
        I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up.

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          #5
          Thanks for the wecome guys, the one thing i saw during the season that puzzled me was trading for A player to be named at a later date. Seems a bit vauge .

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            #6
            Originally posted by Garry. View Post
            Thanks for the wecome guys, the one thing i saw during the season that puzzled me was trading for A player to be named at a later date. Seems a bit vauge .
            It is. Sometimes it's because they want to move a player but don't have a chance to scout all the minor league players to complete the deal, often there is a list of 2 to 5 players that the PTBNL will come from, sometime it is because the player isn't currently able to be traded due to one of more obscure MLB rules but will be able to be traded at some later date when the clubs then complete the deal.
            Baseball is life;
            the rest is just details.

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              #7
              Originally posted by HelloNewman View Post
              Welcome. Just don't ask about the balk rule because no one over here can make sense of it either.
              Or how umpires define the strike zone. Welcome!
              More people have walked on the moon than have scored an earned run off of Mariano Rivera in the postseason.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Garry. View Post
                Hi there i have followed the fortunes of the Yankees since about the core four era . Here in Scotland we only get limited games on tv ,one or two per night on ESPN . Lucky if i get to see the Yankee's once a week. I have been following the forum for a wee while now and have learnt so much from the members views. Are there any threads on the forum where i could ask questions that might seem obvious to people who have grown up with baseball but puzzling to an outsider.
                Cheers Garry
                Welcome Garry. Have fun and enjoy this phenomenal New York Yankees forum.

                As a matter of interest, here's a link to "MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS BORN IN SCOTLAND":
                https://www.baseball-almanac.com/pla...p?loc=Scotland
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                Probably the most recognizable name on the list is Bobby Thomson because of his "Shot Heard Round The World".
                Ernie Harwell and Red Barber on the 'shot heard round the world':
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiZuVXYa43E

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                Here's Thomson's biography:
                Bobby Thomson:
                https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/bobby-thomson/
                Here's some exceprts from Thomson's sabr.org biograhy:


                "Born Robert Brown Thomson on October 25, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, Thomson was the youngest of six children. His father had left Scotland for the United States five days earlier in search of a better life for his family, and in 1926, Robert, his mother, and five siblings landed at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, ultimately settling on Staten Island, part of New York City.5 Later in life sportswriters often labeled him the Staten Island Scot."

                "Thomson attended Curtis High School on Staten Island, where he excelled in both soccer and baseball. He drew the attention of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and played for the Dodger Rookies, an amateur team made up of area players the Dodgers wanted to keep an eye on."

                "After the season Thomson’s sportswriters’ moniker was altered slightly to the Flying Scot from Staten Island. On December 6 he danced a few steps of the highland fling during Bobby Thomson Day, which was celebrated by 1,400 fans in front of the Staten Island Borough Hall."

                "Thomson finished his career as a three-time All-Star with a batting average of .270 and 264 home runs. He never amassed more than 4.6 percent of the vote in Hall of Fame voting. Career statistics do not conclusively tell the tale of Bobby Thomson. Remembered throughout his life by one moment in time, in the final analysis, Thomson was a shy and reserved man who consistently tried to fulfill all requests, whether for a story or a simple autograph. “There was no ego in Bobby. He didn’t know the word,” said Charles “Chick” Harrison, a friend of Thomson’s from New Jersey. “He might have been a gem in the baseball world, but he was a gem to everyone who knew him.”
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                Here's Thomson's stats:
                Bobby Thomson:
                https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...homsbo01.shtml

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                The following are links to biographies of the other players on the "MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS BORN IN SCOTLAND" list from above:
                George Chalmers:
                https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/george-chalmers/


                Mike Hopkins:
                https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/mike-hopkins/

                Mac MacArthur:
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_MacArthur

                Jim McCormick:
                https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/jim-mccormick/

                Hugh Nicol:
                https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/hugh-nicol/

                Tom Waddell:

                Tom Waddell (baseball) - Wikipedia
                "The Yankee is one who, if he once gets his teeth set on a thing, all creation can't make him let go." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                  #9
                  Hi from a fellow Scot..

                  Sorry I missed this...
                  Treat yourself to MLB.TV,
                  no blackout here.

                  Denny near Falkirk by the way.

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                    #10
                    Hi Bobby im not far away in Linlithgow

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