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Bobby Thomson

The man who hit “The Shot Heard Round the World,” Thomson had a fine major league career that stretched from 1946-1960. A three-time all star, Thomson hit 264 home runs and drove in over one thousand runs during his career. 281 more words

Pitcher Ray W. Hathaway - 1939 Pine Bluff Judges

Born: October 13, 1916 Greenville, Ohio
Died: February 11, 2015 (Aged 98-121d) Asheville, North Carolina
Bats: Right  Throws: Right

Pine Bluff Judges 1939… 514 more words

A Moment in Time - 5/7/41

Wednesday, May 7, 1941, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, the first place Cardinals in town, bottom of the 9th inning, game tied 3-3, and veteran umpire Lou Jorda has just called Dolph Camilli out at the plate to deny the Dodgers a victory. 1,753 more words

A Moment In Time

Bittersweet Memories of Summer

Last February I suggested reading David Halberstam’s Summer of ’49 as a way of curing the winter blahs and to get in the spirit for the upcoming baseball season. 587 more words


Fun Cards: "Baseball Immortals" Walter O'Malley

While I love the idea of a set containing all the Hall of Famers, I would die a little inside every time I opened a pack and found an executive. 20 more words



Photo courtesy of history.com

Yes, I know this is not really related to SoCal Sports, but I honestly don’t care.

It would be remiss of me to not give homage to this man on the occasion of what would have been his 89th birthday today, for what he did not only to this country, but for the world in general. 229 more words


Joe Pignatano - His New York Mets Career 1962

The Mets purchased the contract of Brooklyn born Joe Pignatano from the San Francisco Giants on July 13, 1962. Pignatano or “Piggy” as he was affectionately known finished out the season serving as the Mets backup catcher. 158 more words

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