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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

Today In History

Things I Learned on the Way to Looking Up Other Things #22

Ty Cobb Rates American League Fans

In 1907, The Washington Evening Star asked Ty Cobb was asked how he was treated by fans in all of the American League cities: 548 more words

"I was Weak as a cat. Then I Began to Feel Old-time Form"

When Rube Waddell signed with his final team, the Virginia (MN) Ore Diggers of the Northern League, a reporter from The Duluth News-Tribune tracked him down at the team’s hotel in Duluth: 528 more words

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

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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. 405 more words