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Socrates to the Pitching Oracle: “At least I know that I know nothing!”

I found myself shifting to defense at several moments as I filmed my first videos for the SmallBallSuccess.com page on pitching.  It had been explained to me just hours earlier that my hitting videos were pretty low-tech and soft-sell, without a hint of Billy Mays (or even Billy Graham).   798 more words

Don Larsen

Saturday Decisive Game Tonight With Notes

Tonight in what I am pretty certain  to be just the third decisive game to be played on a Saturday, in baseball history, the Houston Astros host the New York Yankees, in the seventh game of the 2017 A.L.C.S. 327 more words


August 7 in history:

George Washington established one of the highest U.S. military awards on this date in 1782, when he ordered the creation of the Purple Heart for the Continental Army.   111 more words

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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

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That Ballplayer

Way back years ago I heard an interview with the actor Whit Bissell. He told the story of his nickname. Apparently every time he and his wife went out to eat or to the theater, someone would come up to him and ask “Aren’t you that actor that was in the movie…”. 577 more words