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#101- Dazzy Vance, SP2

Year Inducted: 1955 (BBWAA, ballot #16, 205/251)

Score: 25098

Many players have a straightforward path to the Majors.  Most will get drafted (or in the older days sign out of a semipro league), spend a couple of years in the minors crafting their skill and finally get called up to the majors.   423 more words


Fabs, Second Generation

“Being with you is like coming home.” -Barbara Cavari

#105- Chief Bender, SP2

Year Inducted: 1953 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 24803

Baseball can sometimes be a battleground for race it seems.  The first professional African American players (Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby) had to endure a ton of pressure and hate and played amazingly despite it.   436 more words


Father's Phantom First Family

by Sheldon P. Hersh (Lawrence, NY)

When it came to keeping secrets, few were as tight-lipped as my parents. Once these two Holocaust survivors decided to exclude any one particular topic from conversation, no amount of whimpering, urging or cajoling could convince them to reconsider. 1,084 more words

American Jewry


It started with another mention of Dad, the C in Chemistry you didn’t know about, or the friendly next-door Honduran neighbors that just moved in, that you told me not to trust. 209 more words


3 – Nearly building a Fun Palace in West Bromwich

‘But what is it for?’ was a question often asked by funders.

There has been at least one serious attempt to give physical reality to Joan Littlewood’s vision: …

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A Restless Art

Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas J. Cunningham

It’s high time I unearth this blog and relay some information a before it gets lost by time. Last week I “inherited” a car load of Cunningham and Holmsley information. 354 more words

Tombstone Tuesday