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My Plea to Free the Great Shoeless Joe Jackson

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfed has made the decision to not reinstate an all-time great. No, I’m not talking about the all-time hits leader, Pete Rose… 1,340 more words


Charles Fountain's colorful new take on the 1919 Black Sox

By Bill Kirtz

Print the legend?

Charles Fountain doesn’t.

Meticulously researched and colorfully written, his new book, “The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball” (Oxford University Press, 290 pages, $27.95), offers a host of new information about the often-told 1919 Chicago Black Sox saga. 384 more words

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Eagle River, Wisconsin

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,598 more words

Lost Advertisements--Fit for a King

An ad for Old Underoof Whiskey from April of 1910.  Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey–and Chicago fans–had great expectations for the club.  After a disappointing 78-74 record and fourth-place finish in 1909, … 383 more words

Diet Tips from Tim Murnane

Tim Murnane, who began his career as a first baseman for Middletown Mansfields in the National Association in 1872 and later was a member of the Boston Red Stockings in the National League’s inaugural season in 1876, would go on to become one of the most influential baseball writers in the country. 635 more words

Lost Pictures--Sidney Smith's Baseball Cartoons

By the time of his 1935 death in a car accident, Robert Sidney Smith—known professionally as Sidney Smith—was one of America’s most popular cartoonists; … 231 more words