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Bill Stanton's Blog – September 2016 Archive (3)

WHY BO CHOSE BASEBALL

WHY BO CHOSE BASEBALL

How one scout persuaded one marvel of physicality, Bo Jackson, to turn away from the NFL.

BY JEFF PEARLMAN

ARTWORK BY KELSEY BORCH

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016…

Bleacher Report



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Added by Bill Stanton on September 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.



The view from the dugout during a game between the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians Christopher Morris /…
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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 10:46pm — No Comments

The Man. The Voice. The Stories.

When Vin Scully first walked into the Dodgers' broadcast booth, Winston Churchill hadn't started his second stint as the prime minister of Great Britain. Connie Mack, a man born while Abraham Lincoln was president, was still managing in the major leagues. The transistor radio -- a gizmo that would turn the man at the microphone into a California icon -- wouldn't be invented for another four years.…
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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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