Centerfield: John Fogerty

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  1. Bob Says:

    Thanks so much for the song with the videos. They show most of the great players of our youth. The film of Will Mays making the famous, “The Catch” in right centerfield in the 1954 World Series is amazing today. Deep center field in the Polo Grounds was 475 feet from home plate. Mays to this day says he thought the throw was more exciting.

    • Bob Says:

      I had to enlarge the video to see all the great plays. It showed so much baseball thrills of my youth. The Giants winning the playoff in 1951 when Bobby Thompson hit the winning home run off of Ralph Branca called, “The Shot Heard Round the World”.. Or Jackie Robinson stealing home in Yankee Stadium in the 1955 World Series and seeing Yogi Berra arguing with the umpire. Followed by Yogi jumping for joy onto Don Larson in the only perfect World Series game in history. So many great moments, thanks again.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I had a few choices for videos of this song. For all the reasons you mention as to why you enjoyed the video, that is why I chose this one. I watched the video twice.

        I can’t imagine how hot those wool uniforms must have been. Not only that but they were bulky. The gloves are funny. Did you know that infielders used to leave their gloves on the field when their team was up at bat?

        Fenway Park has those low fences so more homers happen. Way back there was a hill in the outfield:
        Fun Fenway stuff gone:

        http://www.fenwayfanatics.com/fenway-park/history/forgotten-features/

  2. Bob Says:

    Thanks for the link. I saw a game at Fenway in 1994. It was a baseball experience.

    • katry Says:

      Fenway Park is amazing. As old as it is, the park is in great shape. The seats on the green monster were voted best view in baseball.

      John Irving described it well, “Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg.”


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