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Tombstone Tuesday: Eldora Jewell Cunningham

John Valentine Cunningham had three beautiful daughters. Here is his family in about 1895:

Our subject today is Eldora Jewell Cunningham, the second oldest in the family. 914 more words

Tombstone Tuesday

#20- Walter Johnson, SP2

Year Inducted: 1936 (BBWAA, ballot #1, 189/226)

Score: 39695

The Washington Senators were renowned for being the worst team in the American League during most of their existence.   460 more words

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#37- Ed Walsh, SP2

Year Inducted: 1946 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 33857

The Dead Ball Era has seen its fair share of great pitchers.  Christy Mathewson, Pete Alexander, Walter Johnson are the most famous, but there are many other great pitchers of that time as well.   441 more words

Baseball

#56- Pete Alexander, SP2

Year Inducted: 1938 (BBWAA, ballot #3, 212/262)

Score: 29878

There is no bigger stage in sports, with the exception of the Super Bowl, than Game 7 of the World Series.   635 more words

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#65- Eddie Plank, SP2

Year Inducted: 1946 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 28970

It’s tough to be a big league player, that’s why the Minors exist.  Unlike football or basketball, where college is a good prep for a pro-career, the talent gap between MLB and College Baseball is way too wide for most players to make a complete transition.   399 more words

Baseball

My visit to France - Part III

Aside from Metz, Paris was the other destination during our recent family fact-finding trip to France.  Metz was where all of the Szklarz children were born between 1925 and 1938 (my mother Paulette and her twin Annette being the last born in April 1938), but Paris was where all of the Szklarz children were sent in summer 1943 after their parents had been deported.  660 more words

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