Are you old enough to remember

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by sheepdawg, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There was an "old guy" attended the church we went to when I was a teenager. He was known as "Mr. Vick." Super nice, quiet. Dad mentioned a couple of times he used to play baseball.

    Only after I was grown and the Internet come about did I know that he was this Sam Vick.

    ellis

    https://msfame.com/inductees/samuel-vick/

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  2. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think I remember that face as it was flapping along on the spokes of my Schwinn. Mousetrap style clothes-pin held his mug onto my fender brace. Only reason I bought those cards, beside the gum.
     
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  3. MisterMills

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    A lot of things were cleaner back then, and baseball was one of them. Money will make anyone into a filthy beast, if there is filth inside of them to start with.

    Money just brings the dirt out, and presents it for the World to see. And it gives a megaphone to the unrighteous, more than it does to the righteous; or it seems that way.
     
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  4. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    30k back then was good money
     
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  5. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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  7. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Remember the most he ever made per year was $30,000, that was in 1959. He made less every other year. Sure it was good money. He was a first rate ballplayer that had a .299 lifetime batting average. Injury cut his career short in 1960. In 1961 he probably made much less.

    If he'd been playing today he be making $12-15 million a year at least.
     
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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No need to start getting obscene.:eek::eek:
     
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  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    In the words of Jerry McGuire...…..

    "Show me da MONEY!"
     
  10. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Mantle's top salary was $60,000/yr.
    How many of these multi-millionaires are better than him?
     
  11. Trunk Monkey

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    Ham and Chicken Loaf
     
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  12. c3shooter

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  14. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    well that's not quite as bad. NOTHING is as nauseating as chicken/turkey ala king
     
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  15. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Was this ever a real thing?
    I know it only from the Fallout post apocalyptic game series that was striving for a 50s feel in all its gadgets.
     
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  16. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "I know, but I had a better year than Hoover." - 1930 Babe Ruth's response to his salary of $80,000 being more than the President Hoover's $75,000.
     
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  17. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, it's called a test pattern. Back when sheepdawg was a pup I used to stare at that waiting for the first show to come on Saturday morning TV.
     
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  18. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Absolutely!
    It's a test pattern used to check resolution and focus of cameras. Also general performance of the whole broadcasting system and TV sets in the old days.
    Stations usually signed off at midnight with a "good-night" announcement and the Stars Spangled Banner then transmitted the test pattern and 1000 hertz tone until sign-on at 6:00AM. Sign-on was usually a good-morning greeting followed by the playing of the National Anthem.

    The time I spent staring at that test pattern in my lifetime would be measured in days!

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  19. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    Test patterns, National Anthem when broadcast TV shut down, and JFK's assassination. All about the same time for me...All very vivid.
     
  20. c3shooter

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