Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hack Miller-One for The Hall

                                                     1994 Sporting News Conlon Collection card owned by this blogger.   Hack Miller stood just 5’9”, but during his short playing career he was considered one of the strongest players of his time, and maybe the strongest pre-steroid … Continue reading

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Memorabilia For The Kid In You

McFarlane Toys puts out a really nice line of baseball figurines every year, with a pretty big mix of today’s players. I really love the Cooperstown Collection that has been issued yearly since 2004. The players are approximately 8 inches … Continue reading

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A History of Baseball In 100 Objects #28-The Autographed 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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Larry McLean-One For The Hall

  John Bannerman McLean was born in Canada in 1881, and he made his Major league debut at the age of 19 with the American League Boston Americans. He laced a pinch hit double off Joe McGinnity. He played 13 … Continue reading

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Silver King-A Hod Carrier of Note

Charles Frederick Koenig Born: 1/11/1868-St Louis, Mo Died: 5/14/1938-St Louis, Mo Charles Koenig was nicknamed Silver because of his startlingly white colored hair, and he rec’d the surname of King after sportswriters anglicized the Germanic name Koenig.  Silver debuted with … Continue reading

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Fantasy Baseball Podcast Shout Out

If you’re looking for some help in your fantasy baseball league, you might want to give a listen to these guys. Chris McBrien and the Fantasy Doctor host a weekly podcast discussing all things fantasy baseball. They talk about the … Continue reading

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Batting Titles Are Just Not Enough

  There have been several players throughout baseball history that have won multiple batting titles yet have not been able to get a plaque in the Hall of Fame. Ross Barnes won 3 batting titles in the 19th Century, if … Continue reading

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Cy Falkenberg-One For The Hall

  Frederick Peter “Cy” Falkenberg played 12 seasons in the Majors from 1903 to 1917. He finished with a 130-120 lifetime record, pitching in the NL, AL, and 2 seasons in the Federal League. At 6’5’” and 180 lbs, he … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Post About Baseball

Occasionally I post things on this blog that have nothing to do with baseball. This is one of those posts. Be warned, there is anger here. Much religious anger. A co-worker asked me the other day what my take was … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth’s Shoe Horn-A Collector’s Dream?

Here is an interesting piece of sports memorabilia. We have a set of toiletry items used by Babe Ruth. All are made of sterling silver and feature the monogram of George Herman Ruth, with the exception of the small pair … Continue reading

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