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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

Repair Our Losses and Be a Blessing to Us: A Night at the Congressional Baseball Game

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,
Baseball legend Bill Veeck once noted: “Baseball? It’s just a game – as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. 1,221 more words

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My Favorite Weird Baseball Promotions

My longtime friend Mike Green and I recently discussed the weirdest, strangest, most ridiculous promotions we could think of. Since we had collaborated on a biography of Charlie Finley, published last year by Walker and Co., we had a lot to work with since Finley was famous for his wild promotions. 1,021 more words



If history had twisted and turned in another direction, maybe the Raiders would be moving from Guaranteed Rate Field to Las Vegas.

Or, maybe the Raiders wouldn’t be moving at all. 703 more words



8 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Jim Spencer, the first baseman for the 1977 South Side Hit Men White Sox, is the only player in team history with two 8-RBI games and they happened only 39 days apart (May 14, 1977 and July 2, 1977). 55 more words