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The Definitive Cobb Biography

Myths.  Baseball books are full of them.

Perhaps the most enduring myths are about Ty Cobb.  A prototype of a villain in spikes from central casting:  Dirty player– check, virulent racist—check, miserly and bitter in old age—check. 374 more words

Umpire Tom Dunn, forever in a poem.

It’s been a whopping THREE YEARS since I posted anything to the blog; I should be ashamed…! But, there’s no better way to get back into things then with a post about baseball. 633 more words


Roger Craig (1956 - Topps #63)

Roger Lee Craig was a right-handed pitcher who was originally  drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers,  played for them in Los Angeles, (1955 – ’61), but is best remembered by me as having lost 18 straight games for the ‘62-‘63 expansion New York Mets.  85 more words

VJP Legends

"Let us try and meet his Qualifications as a Gentleman"

In April of 1947, with Jackie Robinson on the verge of making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the “Dean of Negro sportswriters,” Frank Albert “Fay” Young… 513 more words

On This Day In Baseball History: April 17, 1956

The White Sox Luis Aparicio, the Dodgers Don Drysdale, and the Reds Frank Robinson all make their Major League debuts. It is the first time in history that three future Hall of Famers debut on the same day. 111 more words

On This Day In Baseball History

He Made Us a Better Nation: Jackie Robinson

He led America by example. He reminded our people of what was right and he reminded them of what was wrong. I think it can be safely said today that Jackie Robinson made the United States a better nation.” – American League President Gene Budig… 921 more words


Pride Against Prejudice-The Biography of Larry Doby

When you are #2 at something it has to be difficult.  Everyone always remembers who the first to do something was, but sometimes the importance when you are second is diminished.   429 more words