Monthly Archives: July 2014

Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post April 17, 1926

“Boy’s Baseball Team” by Eugene Iverd April 17, 1926 Eugene Iverd is a pseudonym for George Ericson. He was born in St. Paul Minnesota in January of 1893. He contributed 29 covers for The Saturday Evening Post between 1926 and … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post May 9, 1925

“Daydreams of Baseball” by Robert Robinson May 9, 1925 This is the 5th baseball themed cover for Robert Robinson and his 1st since April 13, 1912.  Not a fan of this illustration. I like the concept. What boy hasn’t dreamt … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #5 Red Sox vs Giants

10/12/1912 @ Fenway Park Christy Mathewson vs Hugh Bedient  Extra Inning Glory For Mathewson As Giants Take Game 5 The Christy Mathewson statue located in Factoryville, Pa. Christy Mathewson and Hugh Bedient matched up in a classic Deadball Era World … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #4 Red Sox vs Giants

10/11/1912 @ Polo Grounds Smoky Joe Wood vs Jeff Tesreau Wood Dominates Giants Again With CG Shutout Smoky Joe Wood- A pitcher that could hit. Joe Wood struck out 10 Giants for the 2nd straight time, all while completing an … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #3 Red Sox vs Giants

10/10/1912 @ Fenway Park Rube Marquard vs Buck O’Brien Big Inning Gives Red Sox A Hard Fought Victory Duffy Lewis, Larry Gardner, Tris Speaker, and Heinie Wagner warm up before the big game. Rube Marquard and the Giants took a … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #2 Red Sox vs Giants

10/9/1912 @ Fenway Park Christy Mathewson vs Ray Collins Mathewson Tames Red Sox To Even Series Christy Mathewson won the pitcher’s Triple Crown in 1905 and 1908. Christy Mathewson pitched a complete game 5-hitter, allowing no earned runs while not … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #1 Red Sox vs Giants

10/8/1912 @ Polo Grounds Smoking Joe Wood vs Jeff Tesreau Wood Dominates In Red Sox Victory Smoky Joe Wood’s real name is Howard Ellsworth Wood Smoky Joe Wood pitched all 11 innings striking out 10 and retiring the last 14 … Continue reading

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Home Run Champions Who Don’t Hit Home Runs

                              Fred Odwell                                              Dave Brain Fred Odwell and Dave Brain, were Major League ball players of little renown. Odwell played just 4 seasons in the NL all with the Cincinnati Reds. Brain played 7 seasons, managing to squeeze in … Continue reading

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The 1912 World Series Boston Red Sox vs NY Giants

The Boston Red Sox(105-47) take on the Ny Giants(103-48) in the 1912 World Series played at the Polo Grounds and the inaugural season of Fenway Park. GAME #1 10/8/1912 @ Polo Grounds Jeff Tesreau vs Smokey Joe Wood The Giants … Continue reading

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A Baseball Revisited Book Review-The Last Best League by Jim Collins

The Last Best League-10th Anniversary Edition by Jim Collins  Published by Da Capo Press When I was approached to do a review of this book I was a little hesitant. My baseball reading interests tend to go farther back in … Continue reading

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