Monthly Archives: July 2012

Baseball In The 1936 Olympics

NOTE: This is a repost from 3/2010. A tribute to our 1936 Olympic baseball team.  It includes comments received from family of the participants. Why there is no baseball again in the Olympics is both perplexing and exasperating. One of … Continue reading

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A History Of Baseball In 100 Objects #27-The Baseball Player

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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Jimmy Ryan-Not a Fan of Trains

James Edward “Jimmy” Ryan  “Pony” Born: 2/11/1863 Clinton, Mass Died: 10/29/1923 Chicago, Ill. Jimmy Ryan played 18 seasons in the big leagues, beginning in 1885 with the Chicago White Stockings of the National League, and finishing up with the Washington … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball in 100 Objects #26-Little League Baseball

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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Hod Eller-The Conlon Collection Card

  As you can see by this card Hod Eller threw a no-hitter on 5/11/1919. He doesn’t look too thrilled about it. He no-hit the St Louis Cardinals by a score of 6-0, and he chipped in a base hit … Continue reading

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1944 Detroit Tigers-Winning Isn’t Everything

                           The 1944 Detroit Tigers had 2 pitchers win 25 games. Hal Newhouser went 29-9, and Dizzy Trout went 27-14. They were the last teammates to win 25 games in a season, and their 56 combined wins has not … Continue reading

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A History Of Baseball In 100 Objects #25-Home Plate

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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Bob Feller- We Should All Be This Happy

                                                                   Photo from SI/CNN photo archive What were you doing when you were 17? Not this that’s for sure. This is 17 year old Bob Feller smiling for the camera after striking out 17 Philadelphia A’s on 9/13/1936. He tied … Continue reading

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Bill Voiselle-I Feel Like a Number

  In 1944 Bill Voiselle went 21-16 with a 3.02 ERA, made the All Star team, finished 5th in the MVP voting, and was named Pitcher of the Year by the Sporting News. All for a NY Giants team that … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects #24-The Northside Maya Dogs

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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