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Bobby Shantz - 1952 AL MVP

I’ve always loved this cover of SPORT magazine.

Gracing this February 1953 issue is Bobby Shantz.  He very graciously signed the cover through the mail.  I asked him to personalize it to my son Cameron and he added the following inscription: 375 more words

CURTAIN UP, PLAY BALL!

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

Ty Cobb: The Georgia Peach

Early 20th-century baseball great Ty Cobb set dozens of records and earned the highest percentage of votes in the first Hall of Fame election.

Born in Georgia in 1886, Ty Cobb overcame family tragedy to forge one of the greatest careers in big-league baseball history. 556 more words

Sports

“The Rube was ever a Friendly Spirit"

Four years after Rube Waddell played his final game for the Athletics, The Philadelphia Bulletin told a story that, like much of the Waddell canon, may or may not be apocryphal: 373 more words

Joe DeMaestri

I mailed an original drawing and a custom baseball card to Joe DeMaestri on March 2, 2016. I asked him to keep the drawing and to please sign and return the card. 57 more words

Baseball

"Cobb is Essentially an Individual Player"

In February of 1913, The Associated Press (AP) reported that Detroit Tigers second baseman Oscar “Ossie” Vitt had requested a raise from owner Frank Navin… 688 more words