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Pete Hill: One of the Best Outfielders of "Deadball" Baseball Era

I did not totally forget to acknowledge the birthday of Negro League outfielder Pete Hill last week, born October 12, 1882 – 84.  If you follow me on Twitter, @Lasttraintocoop, you saw my tweet acknowledging it.  448 more words

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Further Thoughts on Major League Baseball's Pension Plan

About a year ago, I wrote a post on MLB’s player pension plan.  It got a lot more hits than I expected, probably because there were many people as curious as I was about the players’ pension plan who couldn’t find good information on the internet on this question.  957 more words

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Luckiest Little Leaguers

This video was recently posted to the Bank of America #MLBmemorybank YouTube page.

It. Is. Awesome.


25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here.

One of the games most beloved players in the 70s and 80s,  Mike Schmidt was a dominant force all over the diamond. 546 more words

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Andrew Romine: LF/CF/RF/3B/SS/2B/C/P/1B

There’s a chance today’s game between the Tigers and the Twins gets rained out. If not, it will be a superlative has-been match-up between Aníbal Sánchez and Bartolo Colón for a Duel of the Démodés.  438 more words


John I. Kennedy: First African American Philadelphia Philly

The purpose of the postings on my blog and website is to promote the unshakable historical connection of African-Americans to the sport of baseball.  Although I earnestly try to verify information I use on the posts through multiple sources, there are at times errors in the content I write.  1,101 more words

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Hurricane Maria 

News of the devastation from Hurricane Maria is slowly coming in, but here are a few scenes from the baseball angle:


To help in the relief efforts on the island, former New York Yankee Jorge Posada and others have… 41 more words