Monthly Archives: September 2012

Doc Amole- A So-So Pitcher, But A Heck Of A Dip.

  Morris George “Doc” Amole made his Major League debut in 1897 with the National League Baltimore Orioles. He was just 19 years old. He finished the season with a 4-4 record and a 2.75 ERA. For his fine efforts … Continue reading

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Willie Mays-Say hey, who’s that kid?

It’s 1972 and Willie Mays is sitting in the Mets’ dugout with a young baseball fan. Mays was just recently acquired in a trade from the San Francisco Giants and is showing an already famous 11 year old how to … Continue reading

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Johnny Burnett-9 hits add up to a loss every time.

You don’t have to be a serious baseball trivia nut to know that Rennie Stennett holds the record for the most hits in a 9 inning game with 7. He performed that feat on Sept. 16, 1975. But did you … Continue reading

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Billy Cissell-One For The Hall

  Chalmer William Cissell played 9 seasons in the Major Leagues. He was acquired from the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League by the Chicago White Sox in 1928. The acquisition included a money transaction of between $75 and … Continue reading

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A History Of Baseball In 100 Objects #29-The 1st Baseball Photograph

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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Casey At The Bat

On June 3, 1888 The San Francisco Examiner published a poem entitled Casey At The Bat: A Ballad Of The Republic . The author was simply listed as “Phin”. As most of us know it was written by Ernest Lawrence … Continue reading

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Dickey Kerr- One For The Hall

                                                                                     Original scan of Conlon Collection card owned by this blogger Dickey Kerr received one Hall of Fame vote when he appeared on the ballot in 1937. For a Major League pitcher that pitched just 4 seasons, winning 53 games, … Continue reading

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Joe DiMaggio- Ehh….Whatever.

Joe DiMaggio played 13 seasons with the NY Yankees, and he was an All Star in every one of them. He played in 10 World Series, winning 9 of them. The Yankee Clipper is a really cool baseball nickname. He … Continue reading

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