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Roof Not Needed for Montreal Expos Return

Roof Not Needed for Montreal Expos Return

It’s clear Major League Baseball won’t return to Montreal before the process of a new park is started but don’t think for one second they need (or even want) a roof to make that happen. 958 more words

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Past Time: Ruth Opens the House that He Built

On April 18, 1923 — 95 years ago today — Yankee Stadium opened its gates for the first game in its storied history.

In the third inning, Babe Ruth took Howard Ehmke (the same from our previous post on 4/16) deep for a three-run home run, the first homer in the stadium’s history.  667 more words

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Best of the Week, 4/8/18 - 4/15/2018

Since Sunday was Jackie Robinson Day, I did not identify a “Best of the Week” for last week – but better late than never! On Sunday, the Washington Nationals… 58 more words

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Past Time: The Little Known Controversy of Howard Ehmke

Many fans of baseball history know the accomplishment of Johnny Vander Meer.  In 1938, Vander Meer pitched no-hitters in two consecutive starts, the second of which was Ebbets Field’s first night game.  369 more words

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John Lewis Discusses Jackie Robinson

Yesterday, for Jackie Robinson Day, Congressman John Lewis threw out the first pitch at Nats Park. Prior to the game he was interviewed by MASN and asked to comment on Jackie Robinson’s contributions:

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Jackie Robinson Day

April 15th means one thing in the baseball realm. Jackie Robinson Day! 71 years ago today, Jackie Robinson made his debut in the MLB for the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African-American to join the major leagues. 148 more words

Jackie Robinson Day

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, here’s Vin Scully at last year’s celebration:

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!

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