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Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82
The Baltimore Sun ^
| March 29, 2013
| Mike Klingaman
Posted on 03/29/2013 1:29:06 PM PDT by EveningStar
Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82.
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KEYWORDS: baltimoreorioles; baseball; gustriandos; obituary
posted on 03/29/2013 1:32:34 PM PDT
I loved Gus Triandos and all his fellow Orioles of that era. I used to listen to all their night games on the radio by my bed and rooted for them hard and unsuccessfully until 1966 when they embarrassed the Dodgers. Chuck Thompson on WBAL. Sponsored by EssKay Quality Meats, Gino’s Pizza, Phillies cigars and probably others I have forgotten.
Even though I have never lived in or near Baltimore and really have no particular use for the place, I was an Oriole fan for many years. I remember the night Jim Gentile hit grand slams in two consecutive innings. Has that been done since?
posted on 03/29/2013 1:37:29 PM PDT
by Past Your Eyes
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Rest in Peace, Gus Triandos!
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posted on 03/29/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT
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To: Past Your Eyes
Wasn’t it ol’ Gus who pioneered the huge catcher’s mitt to catch Hoyt Wilhelm’s amazing knuckler?
posted on 03/29/2013 5:20:44 PM PDT
by Hebrews 11:6
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To: Hebrews 11:6; Past Your Eyes
Yes. He was the first to use it. It was designed by Orioles manager Paul Richards.
posted on 03/29/2013 5:45:50 PM PDT
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As a kid watching the Phillies I enjoyed his brief stay. He caught Jim Bunning's perfect game on Father's Day in 1964 against the Mets.
I believe they were the first pitcher/catcher combination to achieve perfect games in both leagues (although not as batterymates).
posted on 03/29/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT
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