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What's a Yard Goat?

With team names as quirky as the RubberDucks (yep – it’s all one word), as intimidating as the Flying Squirrels, as cryptic as the… 316 more words


Whittier College doctorate added to Mudcat’s stats

Hannah Ellett


“Baseball taught America how to work together, worship together, mingle together…”  – James “Mudcat” Grant.

Former baseball legend James “Mudcat” Grant received his honorary doctorate of humane letters from Whittier College on Monday, Feb. 344 more words

Recognizing African-American Ballplayers

Hannah Ellett


Neftalie Williams was on campus Monday, Feb. 8, presenting on his various interviews with African American baseball players who played during the first 25 years of integrated baseball in the major leagues. 404 more words

Negro Leagues influence more than just the game

Max Klein


Baseball has long been considered “America’s Pastime.” Whether or not this is true the game has always been deeply connected to the American history with which it coincides. 436 more words

February 11 in Baseball History

February 11, 1997

“General Mills, the makers of Wheaties, unveils three new Jackie Robinson cereal boxes to be sold in stores nationwide. The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame infielder will be the first athlete to be honored on all three varieties of Wheaties: Original Wheaties, Honey Frosted Wheaties, and Crispy Wheaties ‘n’ Raisins.” 20 more words

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This is Chapter Seven in a developing series titled “Who Remembers…..” that aims to highlight the careers of colorful and intriguing personalities who made their mark on the game of baseball, whether on or off the field. 695 more words

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February 10 in Baseball History

February 10, 1920

“The spitball, shineball, and emeryball are outlawed by the American and National League Joint Rules Committee. Seventeen pitchers, including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to legally throw a doctored pitch, are allowed to keep throwing the banned pitches until they retired.” 20 more words

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