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More World Series Notes

Only the vaunted New York Yankees have ever accomplished what the Cleveland Indians failed to do in Game 5 two nights ago, namely win game one of the W.S. 115 more words

Chance versus Mack

On the eve of the 1910 World Series, Chicago Cubs second baseman Johnny Evers made the case in The Chicago Herald that his manager was better than the manager of their American League opponent: 632 more words

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

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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

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#MCM: Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie,

Would you be interested in becoming a professional ball player? If you are, contact me.

Signed,

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