Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cap Anson-King of Kickers

Adrian Constantine Anson                 Born:4/17/1852-Marshalltown, Iowa Died:4/14/1922-Chicago, Illinois      Cap Anson started his career with the Rockford Forest Citys of the National Association in 1871 at the age of 19. He played for a record 27 consecutive seasons before retiring in 1897 … Continue reading

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30 Wins For A Lefty-Not In My Lifetime

Here’s a trivia question for you. Who was the last National League southpaw to win 30 games in a season? While you think it over: Since the start of Major League baseball there have been 147-30+ win seasons if you … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Post About Baseball

  I’m heading to Washington DC to attend the Reason Rally tomorrow. It will be the largest secular event in world history, and I am thrilled to be a part of it, along with other members of the NEPA Freethought … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball in 100 Objects-# 10 The Green Monster

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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Ed Delahanty and Bob Horner-Two of a Kind

On July 13, 1896 Ed Delahanty of the NL Philadelphia Phillies hit 4 home runs against the Chicago Colts(Cubs). He went 5-5 with 7 rbi. Almost exactly 90 years later on July 6, 1986 Bob Horner of the Atlanta Braves … Continue reading

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Baseball Photos-Bucky and Reggie

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo from SI photo gallery We all know the story of the 1978 Yankees. Ron Guidry puts together a pitching season that has rarely been matched. Despite a 52-42 record the “exuberant” Billy Martin was replaced by the subdued … Continue reading

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Old Hoss Radbourn

Charles Gardner “Old Hoss” RadbournBorn:December 11, 1854 Rochester, New York.Died:February 5, 1897) Bloomington, Illinois Old Hoss began his career with the Buffalo Bisons in 1880, where he played 3 games at 2nd base, and 3  games in the outfield, he … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects- #9 Cracker Jack

    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 … Continue reading

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Jack Taylor-Finish Your Game and Then You Can Have Dessert

  On June 13, 1901 Chicago Orphans Manager Tom Loftus removed starting pitcher Jack Taylor after 4 innings of lackluster pitching against the NY Giants. “No big deal son, happens all the time, we’ll get ‘em next time.” On August … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects- #8

  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 … Continue reading

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