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Lost Advertisements--PM Whiskey, "Rube Waddell, The One-Man Ball Team"

A 1951 advertisement for PM De Luxe Blended Whiskey–part of a series of ads featuring “Pleasant Moments in Sports,” stories from Bob Considine, co-author with… 633 more words

McGillicuddy’s Last Hurrah

The boys of late summer took the field at Shibe Park on sunny September 15, 1931. All around the country, high temperatures set records for the warmest of that month, as the drought that would lead to the Dust Bowl began. 325 more words

A Brief History of Baseball Rubbing Mud

Someone complained in 1938 and soon thereafter, selling mud became a lucrative business. Lena Blackburne, third base coach for the then Philadelphia Athletics, listened to one of the umpires complain about the mud mixture the American League used to prep the baseballs for the games. 284 more words


“That Short but Trite remark shaped my Career.”

In 1906, William George “Billy” Evans became the youngest umpire in major league history.  “The Boy Umpire” was just 22-years-old.

A decade later, in a syndicated newspaper article, he told the story of how he, by chance, he began his career as an umpire.  1,078 more words

Lost Advertisements--Danny Moeller Star of the Diamond

A 1912 advertisement for Castelberg’s Jewelry Company in Washington D.C., featuring Senators right fielder Danny Moeller:

Danny Moeller

Star of the Diamond

Wins the Diamond Pin… 279 more words