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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jan 27, 2011 at 02:48:55 PM

Everyone remembers where they were on big dates such as November 22, 1963, September 11, 2001, December 7, 1941, September 1, 1939 and so on. Those are big ones and then there are other dates that for some reason you randomly recall either due to outstanding memories or just random recall.

With the recent revelations that Joba Chamberlain's velocity dip has might have been caused by a shoulder injury suffered in the fifth inning on August 4, 2008 in Texas. It was a very nice Monday night and the Yankees had just completed a split against the Angels with a bizzare 14-9 win.

It was during a stretch that I attended every single Yankee and Met home game from July 27-August 29 but the Mets were off awaiting the Padres so I had the day to myself. I wound up spending it far from baseball and

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 27, 2010 at 03:17:09 AM

In the regular season, Kerry Wood has thrown 21,767 pitches to 5539 batters since breaking into the major leagues as a hard-throwing 20-year-old with the Chicago Cubs in 1998.

Wood struck out 233 in 166 2/3 innings that year, numbers you will unlikely see many rookie pitchers produce ever again.  The reason might be that Wood missed all of 1999 after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery.  That was the first of several significant injuries and one of the more recent ailments forced Wood to evolve as a pitcher.

That meant adding a cutter, a pitch you definitely associate Mariano Rivera with.  Essentially it is a fastball that has some break as it approaches the plate.

It is a pitch that can wow you the first time you see it, just ask anyone that Rivera retired on it in his early