Well, my Reds are off to a surprisingly good start and exhibiting flashes of pretty good baseball. They’re in first place with a fanciful magic number to clinch the pennant somewhere in the 150 range. 204 more words
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Two American League East teams, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have recent, at least relatively, recent World Series victories.
Boston (Red Sox), famously denied a World Series victory for 86 years, has won 3 titles since ending the drought in 2004, the most recent in 2013. 226 more words
Before baseball even got to the bases, innings, or outs, there was an umpire:
Rule #2 of baseball’s “Knickerbocker Rules” (1845):
“When assembled for exercise, the President, or in his absence, the Vice-President, shall appoint an Umpire, who shall keep the game in a book provided for that purpose, and note all violations of the By-Laws and Rules during the time of exercise.” 1,054 more words
This is Chapter Seven in a developing series titled “Who Remembers…..” that aims to highlight the careers of colorful and intriguing personalities who made their mark on the game of baseball, whether on or off the field. 703 more words
On February 5. 2014, Rudy May, the American League ERA leader for 1980,joined the show.
In Part 1 of our conversation, Rudy talks about his days with the Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles and playing for a pair of Hall of Fame managers, Dick Williams and Earl Weaver. 10 more words