Monthly Archives: December 2012

Roger Maris/Sal Durante In The Hall Together

                                                                                                                                                           Photo from SI/CNN photo archive On October 1, 1961 Roger Maris deposited a Tracy Stallard fastball into the right field stands at Yankee Stadium, his record breaking 61st home run of the season. The only 61st home run that … Continue reading

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Christmas Revisited

  My Father sang in several local choral groups when I was growing up, and one of them would spend the last Saturday before Christmas singing carols at the local hospitals and nursing homes. A wonderful Holiday tradition if there … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Dode Paskert

  George Henry Paskert was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1881, and played 15 seasons in the majors with the Reds, Phillies, and Cubs. He was a fleet-footed outfielder with a strong arm,  able to run down many a long … Continue reading

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Go The Distance

This is a 1902 cabinet card featuring the Charlotte Hornets minor league baseball club. It proudly proclaims them “World Record Breakers” as a result of winning 25 consecutive games. None of them seem to be smiling, including the mascot Eddie … Continue reading

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The Down Low On Complete Games

Justin Verlander led the majors in complete games with 6 in 2012, giving him a career total of 20 CGs over his 8 seasons pitched. This is not your Grandfather’s pitchers that’s for sure. The complete game may not be … Continue reading

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Sam Thompson-Photoshop Made Easy

Sam Thompson is a Hall of Fame outfielder that played from 1885-1898, with the Detroit Wolverines and the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit .331, with 1305 rbi in just 1410 games. He was an rbi machine. In 1894 he hit .415, … Continue reading

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