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AL Announced

On this day, March 16th, 1900, the Philadelphia Athletics met in Chicago with the Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, and Baltimore Orioles.  13 more words

Today In History

Vintage Friday: 1933 Goudey - Leroy Mahaffey

Occasionally I will purchase vintage cards. To me, vintage means cards that are pre-1980. Even though cards I bought as a kid are pushing 30 years old, I have a hard time accepting that they are considered “vintage.” 168 more words

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More Superstitions, 1884

Superstitious ballplayers are as old as baseball.

When the Philadelphia Athletics visited Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for an exhibition game 1884, a reporter from The Harrisburg Telegraph… 248 more words

Player Profile: Al Simmons

It is not often, it seems, that truly great players are underrated, and almost forgotten in the pages of baseball’s storied history. Al Simmons can be counted among those men. 404 more words

Another Rube Waddell Story

John Ganzel played seven seasons in the major leagues for five teams, and he claimed he only had one beer his entire life.

While managing the Rochester Red Wings in 1912, Ganzel told a reporter about the circumstances. 178 more words


May 5th in history:

Carnegie Hall in New York opened on May 5th, 1891, with a concert conducted by the composer of “The Nutcracker,” Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 52 more words

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"I Saw this Same Proud Bird of Freedom, the American Eagle, Soaring Aloft"

“Land and Water” was a British magazine that existed in various incarnations from the early 1860s until 1920.

In 1874, the magazine opined on the Boston Red Stockings and Athletics of Philadelphia crossed the Atlantic to play baseball in England: 898 more words