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1920 Election Results

In baseball, 0-3 isn’t good. But it’s not so bad either. If you homer in your next at-bat, that gives you a line of .250/.250/1.000. And today that could be worth about $40 million per season. 583 more words


1920 Manager Candidates

We’re two elections into the first phase of our project, and we’ve elected exactly nobody, though five players from the first two elections will reach our second phase. 309 more words


The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that transformed the New York Yankees

I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date May 1, 2015) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.). 320 more words

New York Yankees

"The Next Babe Ruth"

After he hit 11 home runs in 1918, and for the next two decades, stories about the discovery of “The Next Babe Ruth” became commonplace in newspapers across the country. 654 more words

75th anniversary of Lou's "luckiest man" speech

Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium July 4, 1939

One of baseball’s most memorable moments had nothing to do with a ball being pitched or hit. It was a speech delivered July 4, 1939 by Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium as he bid farewell to the game and his fans. 847 more words

Detroit Tigers in the Hall of Fame

These are the players, executives, coaches and managers in the Hall of Fame who were Tampa Bay Rays.*
Sparky Anderson
Earl Averill
Ed Barrow
Jim Bunning… 53 more words

Hall Of Fame

Lost Advertisements--"Kid" Gleason for Cat's Paw Rubber Heels

A 1920 advertisement featuring William “Kid” Gleason, manager of the defending American League Champion Chicago White Sox–the ad appeared in July, two months before the first grand jury was convened to investigate the 1919 World Series. 106 more words