Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hitting Poorly Makes You Special

There have been some historically bad hitting teams in baseball. Based on minutes of crack research by me, I came up with 7 teams that have hit .220 or less for a season since 1900. For me, one of those … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Triples Edition

For me, watching a batter leg out a triple is one of the most exciting plays in the game. Sure, there are a handful of inside-the-park home runs hit every year, but it usually requires a misplay by the outfielder. … Continue reading

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Virgil Trucks- Can No-Hit Pitchers Get The Blues?

  In 1952 Virgil Trucks tossed 2 no-hitters while pitching for the Detroit Tigers. Rarified air for sure. The Yankees Allie Reynolds tossed double no-no’s just one season before, and of course the Reds’ Johnny Vander Meer pitched back to … Continue reading

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Goudey-You Sneaky Bastards?

  I’m a big fan of the 1933 Goudey Baseball Card set. I’ve posted about it before, and have a reprint set that I’m thrilled to own. The Goudey Gum Co. released this as a 240 card set, the problem … Continue reading

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Albert Spalding’s World Tour-1888/1889

Note: This is a repost from my previous blog. It was initially billed as Spalding’s Australian Baseball Tour, but Spalding had more nefarious plans. He put together an All Star team named the All Americas, that was to play his … Continue reading

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