Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unleash The Beast

                                                                                                                      Photo from the Boston Public Library Despite playing 7 seasons with the hated Boston Red Sox, Jimmie Foxx is one of my all-time favorites. Nicknamed the Beast, for obvious reasons, well illustrated in this photo. Foxx is one of … Continue reading

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1888: When Big Heads Roamed the Earth

The year 1888 saw some nasty things happen around the world. Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear, Jack the Ripper was mutilating prostitutes in Whitechapel, and The Schoolhouse Blizzard slammed the Dakota territories, killing 235 people, most of them … Continue reading

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Winning At Any Length

There have been 24 pitchers that have reached the 300 win total in the Major leagues. 7 of them have pitched some or all of their games in the 19th Century. Cy Young(511), Pud Galvin(365), Kid Nichols(361), Tim Keefe(342), John … Continue reading

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Baseball Hall of Famers:The Long And The Short Of It

                                                                                               Photo from the Boston Public Library When I first saw this photo I immediately thought of the Munsters episode where Herman got a tryout with the Dodgers. The guy on the left resembles Fred Gwynn, and the guy on … Continue reading

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