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Handy Andy - The Andy Pafko Story

Baseball history is full of unique stories.  Not every player had a Hall of Fame career, while others were the tops of their field.  Thousands of players fall into the middle points of this realm, but every one of them has a unique story that sometimes gets forgotten.   398 more words

National League

This day in baseball

The demolition of Ebbets Field began on February 23, 1960, a little over two years after the Brooklyn Dodgers had finished their final season in Brooklyn.  32 more words

Baseball

Baseball Economics, Connecticut Style

Baseball fans may remember that this year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ historic underdog victory against the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series. 441 more words

Brooklyn Dodgers

Very Tight (1956)

The 1956 Milwaukee Braves had a lot going for them. They could have won the pennant but didn’t.

They ended up with a record of 92-62, a seven game improvement over the previous year. 90 more words

Milwaukee Braves (1953 - 1965)

Casey Stengel (1960 - Topps #227)

Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel (The Old Professor) was a player (1912 – ’25) for 5 different teams and a manager for 4 teams, but is best known as the Manager of the New York Yankees (1949 – ’60) and Mets (1962 – ’65). 137 more words

VJP Legends

Robinson and Rickey: The Best Partnership in Sports?

Black History Month comes each and every February and so many familiar names in African-American history are featured annually. They aren’t just mentioned in February, but some are household names that have had major implications on breaking the color barrier and gaining “freedom” for all blacks then and now. 722 more words

Leadership

A life is not important except...

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 37 more words

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