Monthly Archives: April 2012

John Gochnaur- A Unique Talent?

  When Carly Simon sang the words: Nobody does it betterMakes me feel sad for the restNobody does it half as good as youBaby, you’re the best She wasn’t thinking about John Gochnaur. While appearing in 3 games with the … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth-Moon Shot

                                                                                                                                                                           Photo from SI photo gallery Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs in his career, plus an additional 15 in the World Series. There’s probably 100’s of photos of the Bambino hitting a home run, but this can’t be one … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Connie Marrero

Born Conrado Eugenio Marrero Ramos on April 25, 1911 in Cuba, Connie Marrero is 101 years old today, and is the oldest living Major League ballplayer. He currently lives with his grandson in Havana. Connie Marrero played 5 seasons with … Continue reading

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The History of Baseball In 100 Objects#13-Ron Blomberg

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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1919 World Series Replay-Game #5

Game #1 posted here. Game #2 Posted here. Game #3 Posted here. Game #4 Posted here.   Hod Eller(20-9) vs Lefty Williams(23-11) Happy Felsch lead the White Sox in home runs in 1919(7) and 1920(14). 34,379 baseball fans watched what … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Post About Baseball

I don’t claim to be an expert on anything, especially Art,….and economics, …….and French Literature, …….or String Theory.(Although I do enjoy string cheese)But I do know that The Dogs Playing Poker, and a velvet Elvis is not great art. Very … Continue reading

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1919 World Series Replay-Game #4

Jimmy Ring(10-9) vs Eddie Cicotte(29-7) Eddie Cicotte received 1 MVP vote in his 14 year career. It was in 1914 when he had just an 11-16 record. (NOTE: That little trivia tidbit loses some of it’s zazz when you realize … Continue reading

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Arky Vaughan- Proud Pirate

                                                                                Photo from SI photo gallery Hall of Fame shortstop Joseph Floyd “Arky” Vaughan was born in Clifty, Arkansas in 1912. Lucky for him his nickname derived from his home state rather than his hometown. Clifty Vaughan doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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1919 World Series Replay- Game #3

Game #1 posted here. Game #2 Posted here.   Ray Fisher(14-5) vs Dickie Kerr(13-7) Dickie Kerr was 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in the actual 1919 World Series. Game #3 played before 29,126 White Sox fans saw the Reds finally … Continue reading

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The History of Baseball In 100 Objects #12-The Hot Dog

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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