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The Greatest Ballpark Ever - Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers

As they say, good things happen in three, so lets check out a third stadium book this week.  Some stadiums both past and presents are icons within baseball.   459 more words

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April 11, 1964

(from the upcoming publication, Small Stories of a Small Town)

It was a surprisingly hot day in this little Illinois city. He told the driver to stop the car before the bridge. 1,720 more words

Jackie and Campy - A look inside the fractured relationship

In life sometimes you find people, that no matter the circumstances, just don’t click.  It could be differences in personality, belief differences, values or a host of other reasons.  537 more words

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UPDATE: Are Americans Losing Sympathy for Racial Politics?

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

And for our female viewers this is not just a story about true grit but a love story with his lovely wife Rachael whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet twice while playing at the Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Camp, Vero Beach, Florida. 917 more words

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From eyes that saw all, Roger Kahn makes the Hall of Fame case for Gil Hodges

By Cary Osborne

Sixteen men — some baseball Hall of Famers, others baseball executives and others baseball historians — will meet this weekend in San Diego at baseball’s Winter Meetings and vote to determine if any of… 1,221 more words

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.~  Jackie Robinson

The Minnie Minoso Effect

So much was made – and rightly so this past season about the impact of young, exciting players from Cuba.

Today, on his birthday – we celebrate the man who opened the door for players like Yasil Puig and Jose Abreu – Minnie Minoso. 333 more words

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