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John T. Meyers

John T. Meyers was a full-blooded Native American from the Cahuilla Tribe, raised on the Santa Rosa reservation in Southern California. Known as a “cultured and witty” individual, he attended Dartmouth, an ivy league school, but quit to pursue a career in something quite unorthodox for someone so intelligent: professional baseball. 655 more words

Education

Boston Braves win at the South End Grounds beating the Dodgers 11-7 (May 2, 1912)

Team owner William Hepburn Russell died after the 1911 season and his stock was bought up by a group including James Gaffney and former baseball manager John Montgomery Ward. 131 more words

Boston Braves (1912 - 1935)

Another well-deserved tribute to Jackie Robinson

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Jackie Robinson Museum was held last week appropriately in New York where Robinson played much of his professional career. 138 more words

Baseball Cards

The 127th Day


This date is a memorable date for a couple of reasons. It marked a date which saw power pitchers reach a cornerstone in their lives. 705 more words

Perfect Game Turns 60: Don Larsen’s Legacy Lives On Locally

This article was originally published in The New Paltz Oracle. 

There is an old saying that on any given day, any given man can achieve perfection. 660 more words

Oracle Articles

Clubhouse Chatter-Guest-Carl Erskine

Former Brooklyn and LA Dodger Carl Erskine talks about his friend and former teammate Jackie Robinson. Carl tells a couple of stories rarely told. 

Branch Rickey's Lessons for Today's Business Owners and CEOs

In October 1945, as he prepared to announce the signing of Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Branch Rickey visited his friend, the well-known broadcaster Lowell Thomas. 1,639 more words