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One Minute Talk: Jack Coombs

In 1916, The Newspaper Enterprise Association ran a series of brief articles called “One Minute Talks with Ballplayers.”

With the Brooklyn Robins in first place by four games after beating the Boston Braves 5 to 2 on August 14, … 365 more words

A Random Tribute to Stan Coveleski

For a man whose career started as a 14-year-old breaker boy in the Pennsylvania coal mines—where he mucked through slag for 60 cents a day–Stan Coveleski sure came a long way. 653 more words


A Random Tribute to Rube Waddell: A Real Piece of Work

George Edward Waddell was a small town Pennsylvania farm boy when minor league scouts recognized his ability to throw lightning. Before long, he’d attracted a nickname (“the Rube”) and he was hurling fastballs in the minors. 493 more words


#MCM: Jimmie Foxx


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John Franklin Baker

It was fitting the Hall of Fame career of slugging first baseman…

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"Some Players seem Terribly Stupid"

Henry Beach Needham was a journalist and fiction writer, best known for being a long-time friend, and occasional biographer of President Theodore Roosevelt.  In 1906, he approached… 575 more words

Babe Ruth was good, but not quite that good

Impossible to tell which intern is in charge of ESPN’s baseball twitter feed this morning, but apparently someone’s asleep at the switch.

Note the second tweet, posted around 9:45 a.m.: “On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his first HR. 158 more words


More Notes On Teams That Won 3 Straight League Pennants

In a previous post regarding teams that won as many as three consecutive pennants, I cited the fact that the St. Louis Cardinals denied a great Philadelphia Athletics’ team a third straight title by beating them in the 1931 World Series. 217 more words