Monthly Archives: April 2014

1909 World Series Revisited, Pirates vs Tigers-Game #2

10/9/1909 @ Forbes Field Bill Donovan vs Howie Camnitz Tiger Errors Lead To Another Losing Effort Howie Camnitz was a 3x 20 game winner and a 1x 20 game loser.   The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the 5th … Continue reading

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1909 World Series-Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburg Pirates

  This World Series featured 2 of the marquee players in the history of the game. A 22 year old Ty Cobb enjoyed a triple crown season while Honus Wagner won his 4th straight NL batting title. Wagner would outshine … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post July 10, 1915

Unknown Title by Martin Justice July 10, 1915 Martin Justice was born in Wyoming Iowa in 1869. He did numerous illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, before moving to Los Angeles and working in the movie industry. He died in … Continue reading

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Teams of the 1909 Baseball Revisited World Series

  1909 Pittsburg Pirates  A couple of notes: The Honus Wagner photo is the one used for his famous T206 baseball card. I don’t have that particular card. And each player picture is numbered(Wagner is number 4).     While writing down … Continue reading

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Baseball Revisited Book Review- 1954 by By Bill Madden

1954: The Year Willie Mays And The First Generation Of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever      by Bill Madden (Da Capo Press) One of the perks of doing this blog is that sometimes I get approached by publishers, or … Continue reading

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1908 Baseball revisited World Series Game #4 Cubs vs Tigers

10/13/1908 @ Bennett Park Mordecai Brown Vs Ed Summers Cubs Sweep Tigers to Take Championship When Davy Jones passed away in 1972 at the age of 91, he was the last surviving player from the 1908 World Series. The Chicago … Continue reading

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1908 Baseball Revisited World Series Cubs vs Tigers Game #3

10/12/1908 @ West Side Grounds George Mullin vs Jack Pfiester Pfiester Tosses A Gem As Cubs Win 3rd Straight Game Jack Pfiester has a lifetime 2.02 ERA Jimmy Sheckard took the 1st pitch he saw leading off the 1st inning, … Continue reading

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1908 Baseball Revisited World Series Cubs vs Tigers Game #1

10/10/1908 @ Bennett Park Ed Reulbach vs Ed Killian Extra Innings Give Cubs Game 1 Victory Wildfire Schulte led the NL in home runs in 1910 and 1911, with 10 and 21. The Chicago Cubs had chance after chance to … Continue reading

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“It’s Deja Vu All Over Again” Or Something Else

  Back in March I posted this Saturday Evening Post cover, along with a small description of the illustration. You can read that post here. It’s generally considered that this illustration depicts Honus Wagner, but I thought the batter looked … Continue reading

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1908 World Series Cubs vs Tigers

After a down to the wire pennant race in both leagues the World Series was rather anti-climactic as the Cubs beat the Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series in 5 games. The Tigers were denied their 1st World … Continue reading

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