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"Because Players are apt to be Foolish"

In 1887 John Montgomery Ward shared with The New York Sun his wisdom about what it takes for a ballplayer to get in shape.

“Gymnasium apparatus and gymnastic exercise are going out of favor among ball players for several reasons, and very few of them now attempt to keep in condition through the winter. 

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Say It Ain't So, Joe

Some ardent fans of baseball believe Shoeless Joe Jackson died of a broken heart.  I can’t judge whether or not that’s true, but I can understand how such an opinion might come about.  1,438 more words


Team Owners Should Be Penalized for Other Evils, Too

(For those of you reading from the WordPress index, do not be discouraged by this posting’s length, about 350 words are in the footnotes.)

The fraternity of sports team owners is a unique group. 1,065 more words