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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

Political Commentary

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

History

THE COMISKEY RAIDERS?

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. 709 more words

Baseball

COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 8 DAYS

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

Baseball

NANCY FAUST: THE FIRST LADY OF SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

One of the most familiar faces in White Sox history belongs to a woman.

On International Women’s Day, I salute the legendary Nancy Faust.

Nancy entertained Sox fans as the Comiskey Park/New Comiskey Park/U.S. 494 more words

Baseball

COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 30 DAYS 

30 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Richie Zisk hit 30 home runs as the ringleader of the 1977 South Side Hit Men White Sox.

Baseball

If you entertain them, they will come

Bill Veeck was a baseball executive, but, as he would put it, he was first most an entrepreneur, innovator, and an entertainer. He dedicated his life’s work to baseball, having been the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, St. 592 more words

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