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Baseball History: Willie McCovey's First Game

A National Baseball Hall of Fame career began on this date 56 years ago.

The rookie first baseman for the San Francisco Giants got four hits as he led his team to a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30, 1959. 507 more words

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July 29, Félix Mantilla turns 81

With proximity to some of the best players of the 1950s, Félix Mantilla played 11 years of Major League baseball. His first six years in Milwaukee introduced him to Eddie Matthews, Warren Spahn and Red Schoendienst. 341 more words


July 28, Vida Blue's 66th birthday

Ok, ok been off for a while. But today’s birthday boy is more than just the answer to a trivia question. Vida Blue won the Cy Young Award and MVP in the same 1971 season, yes. 519 more words


S-O-M Game of the Day: 75 Expos vs. 75 Red Sox

Strat-o-Matic is a baseball simulation that began as a cards and dice game in the early 1960s before entering the computer age.

These featured games on Shoestring Catches are part of season replays or tournaments played with cards and dice with a few exhibitions thrown in for fun. 883 more words

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More Than a Great Catcher - "Biz" Mackey

Yesterday was the birth date of Negro League baseball player James Raleigh “Biz” Mackey; born on July 27, 897 in Eagle Pass, Texas.The following is an excerpt from my book, … 217 more words

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Baseball History: Hank Borowy and Cubs Win NL Pennant

The last time the Chicago Cubs played in the World Series was 70 years ago.

On July 27 during the 1945 season, the Cubs made an acquisition that helped in the cause. 327 more words

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"Birmingham Sam" Brison - Last "Clown Prince" of the Indianapolis Clowns

The last “clown prince” of the Negro League baseball’s Indianapolis Clowns, Samuel “Birmingham Sam” Brison, was born on July 24, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Here are nine (9) facts about his baseball career: 265 more words

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