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“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

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"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

Talking Base-Ball: The 1866 World Series

Decades before the Yankees and Cardinals tried to trademark the term “baseball dynasty,” there was the Brooklyn Atlantics. From 1859-1870, the Atlantics dominated the amateur-only… 1,135 more words

Baseball Memories

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The Colorado, specifically Denver area, won its 5th pro title with last Sunday’s Broncos victory vs the Carolina Panthers.

Both its first and fifth came vs teams in two different sports, with the nickname, Panthers. 264 more words

Fred Caligiuri

On January 20, 2016, I mailed an original drawing and a custom baseball card to Fred Caligiuri.  I asked him to keep the drawing and to please sign and return the card. 69 more words

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