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GM Update #7: Larry MacPhail

Larry MacPhail is best remembered today as:

  • a Hall of Famer
  • the father of Lee MacPhail and grandfather of Andy MacPhail
  • the guy who got night baseball started in the big leagues…
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Pioneers/Executives

Currently Reading: Havana Hardball

Havana Hardball by Cesar Brioso – Long before Jackie Robinson broke the major-league color barrier in 1947, black Americans had been showcasing their talents alongside white players on ball fields across Cuba, a country that was more progressive than the United States when it came to racial equality in sports. 47 more words

Baseball

Dodgers vs Giants

Jake Arietta has started the season 6-0 but almost lost today, leaving the game down 3-1 against the Nationals. The Cubs came back in extra-innings, winning on a walk-off homer by Baez. 639 more words

On Willie Mays' 85th birthday, listen to Vin Scully describe the best play he's ever seen

The GOAT names his GOAT:

Vin Scully’s story about his favorite Willie Mays catch is great and the end makes me kind of weepy! https://t.co/VzwHYndHcj…

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MLB

A History of Umpiring Electronically from the New York Times

It’s a couple of days old now, but ran into a great read by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times that writes about technology that would have made umpires in baseball from several decades ago very nervous. 212 more words

Baseball

Philadelphia Apologizes

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I was naturally a Philadelphia Phillies fan. Over the summer of my eighth year, I watched my team soar to a 6 1/2 game lead in the National League on September 20, 1964, with just 12 games to go.  852 more words

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