HANS REMEMBERS- SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

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Hans Remembers- Saturday October 3, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • The first umpire strike in Major League Baseball history- lasted only one day- during the American and National League playoffs. It ended with MLB recognizing the MLB Umpires Association and reaching a labor agreement.
  • The United States Weather Bureau was renamed the National Weather Service.
  • The future 75th Prime Minister of Great Britain – John Major then 27 weds Norma Johnson.
  • In Lebanon the government of Prime Minister Rashid Karami resigned following the August 17th election of Suleiman Franjieh as the nations new president.

9 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. Off topic Hans but you posted it yesterday….did you ever go to Shibe Park? You would have been a youngster if you went… since it closed in 1970.

    • No never made it there. As a youth just Forbes Field and Three Rivers…then Cleveland’s ballpark which was nothing special.. in my early 30’s in the early 90’s I made my cross country trips and hit a bunch. Would have loved to have seen a game at some of those old ballparks which closed around 1970.

    • That one I would have liked to see. The new one just looks…plain and boring. That is unfair of me to say because maybe in person it’s different.

      Also I would have loved to have seen Tiger Stadium.

    • Went to the new one in its first season- they just missed out on the classic ballpark look of Camden Yards etc. I remember less than a decade in they were hinting around they’d like a new ballpark- but that wasn’t happening.

    • Yes its hard to believe but that ‘new’ ballpark is nearly 30 years old. Wrigley Field will probably outlive the new Comiskey

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