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January 28, 2006

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tony s

Not so much about conversation in the schoolyard...but about betting. My 1st exposure to gambling was in the small schoolyard when the largest kid at 217 offered us odds on any 3 major league baseball players of our own picking to get a combined 6 hits that particular day. Naturally a lot of our lunch money went on players like Williams, Musial, DiMaggio, Mays, Robinson, etc. The real smart money tho went on contact hitters like Schoendienst, Ashburn, Dark, Kell, Nellie Fox, et al. If by chance you happened to "hit", the real challenge was now collecting from the aforementioned "biggest kid at 217"...there was indeed some dialogue there! (LOL)

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