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Famous patients: Mickey Mantle

In an earlier blog I described the differences between first, second and third class patients. I remembered that I had done a similar piece when Mickey Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), a famous baseball player, died. 604 more words

Chronic Conditions

Notes toward a Supreme Fiction: My Sport Could Beat up Your Sport

As this is the 500th blog generated by the Right Off the Bat project, in the spirit of collegial, international, and inter-sport collaboration, we thought we’d put our heads together (ouch) in doing some outside-the-box thinking . 404 more words


The Mighty Pee Wee

He is nine years old – a wonderful boy, deeply sensitive, loving, and just slightly stubborn.  His smile is innocent and no pride dwells in his heart.   908 more words


For Our Own Good

Mickey Mantle was a great baseball player, but he did not live up to his potential as an athlete or as a human being because of his excessive drinking. 128 more words

Christian Living

"Safe at Home!" (1962, B&W)

D: Walter Doniger (known for directing a lot of television)
William Frawley, Bryan Russell, Don Collier

This is a pleasant if somewhat boring film which is, in a way, quite peculiar. 752 more words


On this Day 1962

The Indians trade Gold Glove first baseman Vic Power and left-handed pitcher Dick Stigman(image is of Stigman pitching to Maris with Mantle on deck 1961) 109 more words

Ball Parks

Opening Day: The Ultimate Startup

Walt Whitman:

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.”

Opening Day 2014 arrived.


It’s a new season.

Baseball’s back.

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