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 Post subject: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 11:29 am 
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At my local cinema last night, I saw a '70s classic film featuring Jim Bouton.


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 Post subject: Re: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 11:09 pm 
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I really should teach you how to Google someday.


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 Post subject: Re: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 11:17 pm 
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According to IMDB (Internet Movie Database), Bouton played Terry Lennox in 1973's "The Long Goodbye," directed by Robert Altman.


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 Post subject: Re: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 8:23 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by jjmoney62:
I really should teach you how to Google someday.<hr></blockquote><p>That would have taken an extra 10 seconds.


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 Post subject: Re: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 11:47 pm 
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Without Googling...I know Altman was an outfielder. George, that is.<p>I think he played for the Cubs and the Cardinals and may have been involved in one of the epic trades of the era.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 9:12 am 
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Before 1956 Season: Signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent. <p>October 17, 1962: Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Don Cardwell and Moe Thacker to the St. Louis Cardinals for Larry Jackson, Lindy McDaniel, and Jimmie Schaffer. <p>November 4, 1963: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Bill Wakefield to the New York Mets for Roger Craig. <p>January 15, 1965: Traded by the New York Mets to the Chicago Cubs for Billy Cowan.


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 Post subject: Re: Was that George Altman?
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:19 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bumfketeer:
I think he played for the Cubs and the Cardinals and may have been involved in one of the epic trades of the era.<hr></blockquote><p>Are you referring to the Billy Cowan deal?


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He could have confused the '62 Cubs-Cards trade with the Lou Brock fiasco. <p>Roger Craig, Larry Jackson and Don "No-Hit" Cardwell had their moments, but no, none of those trades looks like a blockbuster.


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Yeah, i must've been confused. Pride kept me from going to Google over it.<p>Which brings up the classic bad deal of the era...again, sans Google....Phillies get Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson in exchange for Ferguson Jenkins and Adolfo Phillips.<p>Boring factoid: I wore Jackson's number - 46 - when I played high school ball.


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