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"The Poet-Pitcher"

Edward Benninghaus Kenna came from a prominent West Virginia Family; his father, John Edward Kenna was a United States Senators.  Another West Virginia Senator, William Edwin Chilton… 935 more words

Final Inning For Link to Philadelphia's Baseball Past

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A sports auction Saturday is expected to be the last official event by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

It’ll the swan song for a group dedicated to remembering the Philadelphia A’s — the city’s American League baseball team that left for Kansas City in 1955. 222 more words


"It's Strange how these Stars of Balldom have such Beliefs"

Throughout his career as an American League umpire, Billy Evans, who had covered baseball for The Youngstown Vindicator continued to write syndicated newspaper articles.  He was fascinated by the superstitions that controlled the actions of so many players. 1,078 more words

Dave Bancroft breaks his ankle (September 30, 1916)

Dave Bancroft was playing for Philadelphia in 1916. On September 30th, behind Eppa Rixey‚ the Phils take the morning game (yes, a morning game) with Brooklyn‚ 7-2‚ and led  the NL by a half game. 73 more words

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Searching For Baseball’s "Ocean’s Twelve"

By Martin Kleinbard

Anyone who has seen the movie Ocean’s Twelve knows, well, that it’s not very good. The action is boring, the plot drawn out, and the dialogue ridden with clichés and general staleness. 1,759 more words


Remembering the Miracle Braves and the 1914 World Series

This Saturday’s Atlanta Braves-Oakland Athletics game will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 World Series, in which the Braves and Athletics met in one of the more improbable championship matchups in Major League baseball history. 725 more words


"It was one of those Lucky Days when a Player can hit a pea"

Norman Arthur “The Tabasco Kid” Elberfeld earned his nickname for his aggressive play and violent temper.  In 1904 he described his greatest game in an  article that appeared in several newspapers: 511 more words