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Wrigley 100 July 8: The 1947 All-Star Game

Baseball’s All-Star Game was born in Chicago in 1933, but the first contest was held on the South Side. The Midsummer Classic didn’t come to Wrigley Field for the first time until July 8, 1947 when 41,123 fans saw the American League prevail 2-1. 180 more words

Len And J.D.'s Blog

Billy Southworth as a Brave (1946)

Billy Southworth moved to manage the Boston Braves in 1946. At the time, making $50,000 as a manager was a big deal. He had some fairly quick success. 236 more words

Boston Braves (1941 - 1952)

Greatest Pitchers vs. the Greatest Hitters

What happens when you put a pair of superstars on opposite teams on the same field?  One superstar happens to be a pitcher, and the other one is a batter.   333 more words

Baseball Players

Baseball Throwback Thursday - Medwick & the 48 Braves

Over at my other blog, Walking Through The Valley, I’ve got a couple more baseball posts for Throwback Thursdays.

Last week, I looked at Ducky Medwick’s beaning – an even that derailed a Hall of Famer’s career. 40 more words

Ol' 96,

Recently I did a trifecta of posts on left-handed pitchers of the 1940s and 1950s who were significant members of their own team but not remembered as great pitchers of the day. 488 more words


"Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." ~Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn had a pretty straight forward approach to pitching. He once described his approach on the mound: “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.” He seemed to have something there. 107 more words

Boston Braves (1941 - 1952)

Pitching Can Be a Bitter, Bitter Pill

On April 23, 1951, Warren Spahn turned 30, and he got the start for Boston against the Dodgers. I’ll explain this next part slowly, since it’s almost incomprehensible to me: he pitched 15 2/3 innings, and lost only after giving up single to Carl Furillo in the 16th to lose 2-1. 425 more words