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This is History: Republican Party Formed in 1854, Chicago’s ‘Tootsie Roll’ Debuts, Chicago White Sox Owner Bill Veeck Posthumously Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991

Dave Plier and Dave Schawn talk about the launch of the Republican Party in 1854, the Tootsie Roll is crated in Chicago, ‘Your Show of Shows’ with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca and Mel Brooks premieres, Michael Jordan scores 58 points in one Bulls game, Bill Veeck is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 19 more words

Dave Plier

“I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.”

—Bill Veeck.

Thought For Today


76 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Opening Day No. 76 for the White Sox marked the last time the great Wilbur Wood started a curtain-raiser for the club. 83 more words


Fun Cards: "Baseball Immortals" Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck was one of the most innovative marketing minds in baseball history. His most infamous publicity stunt came in 1979: “Disco Demolition Night.” The stunt led to a riot, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the game against the Detroit Tigers. 15 more words


Lou Boudreau: My Hall of Fame Life on the Field and Behind the Mic (Boudreau with Schneider)

This was an entertaining look at the life of the Indians’ player-manager. It’s a bit lightweight at times, and Boudreau can be predictably crotchety and other times, but it is a slice of life look at the way baseball used to work from one of its stars. 65 more words


Baseball's Past in the Present

Larry’s pack, eh, teammates; story far below

Anyone who knows me, or has read the “About” section of my blog, knows I love baseball. A website I came across, … 686 more words

Author Paul Dickson on America and America's Pastime

Paul Dickson is the author of over 60 books many of which focus on the American experience and our national pastime.

In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he discusses… 65 more words

Nick Digilio