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Indiana: Pike County

Pike County (pop. 12,845) is north of Warrick County. It reached its peak population of 20,486 in 1900.

It’s one of 10 Pike counties in the U.S., all named for explorer and brigadier general Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), who died in the War of 1812. 85 more words

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More Of My Calendar Notes (Part 2)

The Brooklyn Dodgers’ lone World Series triumph achieved in (same calendar) 1955 not only was glorious but also a reminder of how early, relative to today with 4 tiers of post-season play,the season ended. 140 more words

They couldn’t get Gil Hodges out

By Glen Sparks

Gil Hodges, one of the fabled Boys of Summer, put together a career that many baseball fans argue is worthy of Cooperstown. 700 more words

Mark Teixeira, Hall of Famer?

Mark Teixeira announced last week that he’s going to retire at the end of the year. Probably a good decision since he’s a free agent to be, banged up, and performing at below replacement level. 691 more words

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Homegrown​ home runs

Eric Stephen put together the definitive look at the 300 home run club including anyone who ever played for the Dodgers that has hit 300 home runs and how many home runs they hit as Dodgers compared to their career. 344 more words

The Corps on the Diamond: US Marines Baseball Uniforms

In one of my favorite films, Field of Dreams, actor James Earl Jones (as fictitious author Terrence Mann) monologues about what (I think) most Americans feel about the game of baseball. 1,666 more words

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