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Somewhere, surely, there was a boy last summer with a baseball glove dangling from the handlebar of his bicycle, on his way to a hastily put together, loosely organized version of our national pastime.
Somewhere a gaggle of fellow boys—friends, acquaintances and even strangers—found an empty diamond and quickly picked teams and went at it under the mid-day sun, and into…Continue
Since news leaked that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun failed a drug test this past October, the media has focused on the legitimacy of records, awards, and whether Bud Selig’s attempt to clean up the sport of performance-enhancing drugs has been a failure. All those, in my opinion, are secondary issues, as the real crime is the…Continue
Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson win election to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. With the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and then Milwaukee Brewers, Aaron established a major league record with 755 home runs, while Robinson led the Baltimore Orioles to two World Championships and was named MVP in the AL and also with the Cincinnati Reds in the NL. Aaron falls nine votes shy of becoming the first unanimous selection, and his 97.8 election percentage is second only to Ty…Continue
Here is a little Baseball history lesson from two biographies just posted:
Just 10 days after team owner Harry Frazee sold the Boston Red Sox to a group headed by Bob Quinn, one of the first moves the new administration took was to purchase the contract of right-handed pitcher Les Howe, he was discovered by Hugh Duffy. Learn more about him and his debut on The Baseball Page.
Did you know…Continue