HANS REMEMBERS- SATURDAY MAY 16, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Hans Remembers- Saturday May 16, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers ballpark - Ballparks of Baseball

  • A terrible tragedy at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. The first fatal injury ever sustained by a spectator occurred when 14 year old Alan Fish was struck by a foul ball. Fish was sitting in the second row along the first base line when in the third inning Manny Mota of the Dodgers hit a foul ball which struck him in the head. Fish was treated at the ballparks first aid station and then returned to his seat to watch the rest of the game. His headache got worse and he would be admitted to the children’s hospital and lapsed into a coma the next day- and died four days after he was struck.

50 for 50: Gabriela Sabatini, 1990 women's singles champion ...

  • Born on this day tennis star Gabriela Sabatini- in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sabatini won the 1990 U.S. Open.

From the Vault: The Preakness Stakes

  • In the 95th Preakness Stakes- Personality ridding by Eddie Belmonte won the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown with a time of 1:56:2. There would not be a Triple Crown winner- again- the last Triple Crown winner at the time was way back in 1948 with Citation. The Kentucky Derby winner Dusk Commander would finish 9th. The runner-up at the Kentucky Derby My Dad George would be the runner-up also at the Preakness.

Top 10 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Songs

  • Randy Bachman left The Guess Who- to produce the band Brave Belt. He would soon join the band and at the suggest of Neil Young bring on C.F. Turner as bass player. It wouldn’t be long until they were “Taking Care Of Business” as Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

3 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- SATURDAY MAY 16, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. I never read about that at Dodger stadium…that was terrible… When this happens the hitters must be traumatized…nothing they can do to prevent it…it took MLB a long time to adopt the netting.

    When I go to a game, I see people on phones and I’m thinking…they will get plonked.

    • I have noticed with time- so many ‘fans’ going to games and not paying attention. Back when I started to go to games in the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s and into the 80’s people went to games to watch the game- now some people I notice never look down at the field- its about getting food, drinks and socializing. I guess MLB doesn’t care since they are paying to get in. It was nice when the game itself was the reason to go.

    • I don’t get it…why go if you are not going to watch. The phone deal really gets to me. Why not text at home? I guess to post on facebook.
      I went to a Vandy-Georgia football game a few years back and it was the same thing.
      It used to be scorecards…which makes sense…now it’s phones. I get listening to the broadcast…that is pretty cool but that doesn’t happen anymore.

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