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Past Time: Ruth Opens the House that He Built

On April 18, 1923 — 95 years ago today — Yankee Stadium opened its gates for the first game in its storied history.

In the third inning, Babe Ruth took Howard Ehmke (the same from our previous post on 4/16) deep for a three-run home run, the first homer in the stadium’s history.  667 more words

Baseball History

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

Today In History

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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