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Larry Kimbrough: The Ambidextrous Negro League Pitcher

Due to a childhood injury of his left arm, naturally left-handed Larry Nathaniel Kimbrough learned to equally use his right hand. Born, September 23, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA., Kimbrough went on to become one of the few ambidextrous pitchers in Negro League baseball.  172 more words

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Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

In devastating news for baseball fans everywhere, Jose Fernandez died last night in a boating accident somewhere off South Florida.  Reportedly, the small boat he was in was moving at top speed when it ran into a rock jetty, flipping the vessel and killing all three people aboard. 683 more words

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Jose Fernandez

I am so sad, I have no words…

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.” 417 more words

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9/11 Let Us Not Forget

September the 11th. A date that is remembered throughout the United States and around the world as a day of solace. On this day 15 years ago a group hijackers caused the deaths of 2,996 innocent Americans in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. 335 more words

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Marvin Goodwin, “The Gentleman of Gordonsville”

I have 290 Virginia-born ballplayers to account for. I have 114 Virginia birthplaces to visit.

Where do I start?

Somewhat unrandomly, I’ve ended up in a little town just 25 minutes away from our house – a place I’ve been to scads of times. 1,406 more words

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Let’s Go Virginia'ing!

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

You should probably know a little bit about the place where you live. 849 more words

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Women’s Baseball World Cup 2016

The “LG Presents WBSC Women’s World Baseball Cup 2016” (seriously, that’s its name) begins tonight! Just yesterday, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced that it will live stream the event on… 315 more words

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