Monthly Archives: February 2012

Harry Wright

William Henry “Harry” Wright Born: 1/10/1835-Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Died: 10/3/1895-Atlantic City, New Jersey Harry Wright was born in England but his father Samuel Wright, a professional cricket player, relocated to New York when Harry was an infant, after he was … Continue reading

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Mystery Ball ‘58 And Me

Jeff Polman has dipped his Strat-O-Matic quill into the fictional replay inkwell once again. This time he has set the Strat Way-Back Machine to 1958. From the Mystery Ball ‘58 blog: It’s me again, Crazed Replay Guy. Wrote 1924 and … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects- #7

This is a list of objects in no particular order that define baseball’s history. They will encompass the entire history of the game up until 1994(The year they took the game away) and will be chosen due to their importance … Continue reading

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Jim O’Rourke-“Orator Jim”

James Henry “Orator Jim” O’Rourke Born: 9/1/1850-Bridgeport, CT.                                        Died: 1/8/1919-Bridgeport, CT.    In his obituary it was explained why Jim O’Rourke received the moniker, Orator Jim. “Words of great length and thunderous sound simply flowed out of his mouth.”  Based on … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects- #6

This is a list of objects in no particular order that define baseball’s history. They will encompass the entire history of the game up until 1994(The year they took the game away) and will be chosen due to their importance … Continue reading

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Ned Williamson-Right Place-Right Time

  Ned Williamson played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues, 11 of them as a shortstop and 3rd baseman for Cap Anson’s National League Chicago White Stockings. In 1883 he lead the National League with a then record 49 doubles. … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball in 100 Objects- #5

This is a list of objects in no particular order that define baseball’s history. They will encompass the entire history of the game up until 1994(The year they took the game away) and will be chosen due to their importance … Continue reading

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Tommy Bond-Last of the 1st’s

  Thomas Henry Bond Born: 4/2/1856- Granard, Ireland                             Died: 1/24/1941- Boston, Mass. Tommy Bond started his career with the National Association Brooklyn Atlantics, and after 1 season he signed on with the Hartford Dark Blues. There he teamed up with … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball in 100 Objects- #4

This is a list of objects in no particular order that define baseball’s history. They will encompass the entire history of the game up until 1994(The year they took the game away) and will be chosen due to their importance … Continue reading

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The Eye of The Beholder?

In the 1911 World Series, Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s beat John McGraw’s NY Giants in 6 games. This is the World Series that put the home run in Frank Baker’s name. In games 2&3 HR Baker hit a game deciding … Continue reading

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