Ernie Banks has died and I’m feeling strangely out of sorts.
At one level, I am — of course — sad to hear the news of Mr. 360 more words
April 15, 1947 is a day etched in Baseball and American sports history. That was the date the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play professional baseball since the 1880s. 239 more words
Although the Milwaukee Braves had bet a lot on Bobby Thompson in 1954, all was not lost.
They replaced Thompson with the then “unknown” Hank Aaron. 68 more words
There is a very elite club in baseball: Hitters with 300 home runs who batted .300 for their careers and amassed at least 2,000 hits. Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Hank Aaron are in it. 138 more words
Before serving as the home to the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field would be the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics, hosting track and field events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. 679 more words