Monthly Archives: May 2012

The History of Baseball in 100 Objects #17-The Ivy Covered Walls of Wrigley Field

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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Fritz Mollwitz-Baseball Record Holder.

  Frederick August Mollwitz was born in Koburg, Germany, thus the nickname of Fritz. He played 7 seasons in the National League as a 1st baseman with the Reds, Cubs, Pirates and Cardinals from 1913-1919. He holds the dubious record … Continue reading

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Oh Those Bases On Balls

  What do you do with an elephant that has 3 balls? Walk him and pitch to the giraffe. In the 4th grade at St Patrick’s Elementary that joke was a killer. On 9/11/1949 Washington Senator’s manager Joe Kuhel would … Continue reading

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Young Ballplayer, Respected Coach

                                                                                                    Photo from SI Photo Gallery This photo caught my eye because I didn’t recognize the Dodger infielder throwing out Yogi Berra at 1st. The photo caption reads:1955-Don Zimmer throws out Yogi Berra during game 3 of the World Series. … Continue reading

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A Monster On My Wall

I’m a big fan of the 1909 T-206 baseball card set,(AKA The Monster) and about 18 years ago knowing full well that I would never get my hands on an actual set of these cards, I purchased a reprint set … Continue reading

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The History of Baseball in 100 Objects #16-The Bobblehead Doll

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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Baseball Player Revisited-Who Is This Future Slugger?

  This 3 year old future baseball Hall of Famer proudly shows off his sailor’s cap, and is just getting ready to snap off a perfect naval salute. Who is this little slugger? There’s a subtle hint provided in his … Continue reading

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The History of Baseball in 100 Objects #15- The 1st Baseball Film

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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1916 Giants-Winning Streaks Are Overrated

  In 1916 the John McGraw lead NY Giants started a lengthy 21 game road trip on May 9th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. They won by a score of 13-5. They won the next day, and the next day, and … Continue reading

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1938 Goudey-WTF?

In my previous post I waxed rhapsodic over my love for the 1933 Goudey baseball card set, particularly mooning over the Tony Lazzeri and Tony Cuccinello cards. Then I had to ruin my vintage baseball card buzz by checking out … Continue reading

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