Monthly Archives: September 2014

1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #4

10/13/1914 @ Fenway Park Bob Shawkey vs Dick Rudolph Connolly Triple Pushes A’s To The Brink Joe Connolly played just 4 seasons in the Majors, all with the Boston Braves. Braves outfielder Joe Connolly’s sac fly in the 3rd gave … Continue reading

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s Vs Boston Braves Game #3

10/12/1914 @ Fenway Park Bullet Joe Bush vs Lefty Tyler Jack Barry’s Errors Hand Braves Victory Jack Barry led the league with 63 errors at shortstop in 1910. He then led the league in fielding % at shortstop in 1911. … Continue reading

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The 25 Most Important People In Baseball History

Graham Womack over at Baseball Past And Present has put together a poll to try to determine The 25 Most Important People in Baseball History. A ballot with 189 of baseball’s most memorable players, executives and other figures can be … Continue reading

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #2

10/10/1914 @ Shibe Park Bill James vs Eddie Plank Braves Win In Extra Innings To Even Series George Bostic “Possum” Whitted played on the 1915 NL Pennant winning Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia A’s and Eddie Plank took a 4-3 lead … Continue reading

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves

The 1914 Miracle Braves led by Manager George Stallings shook off a terrible 4-18 start, by putting together a respectable 31-25 record over the next 2 months, only to find themselves on July 18 still sitting at the bottom of … Continue reading

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baseball And The Saturday Evening Post June 1, 1929

“Dad at Bat” by Alan Foster 6/1/1929   This is the 3rd baseball illustration by Alan Foster, a vast improvement over his last effort.  Dad has an incredibly wide stance, a la Jeff Bagwell, and he looks overjoyed at the … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post Sept. 29, 1928

“Safe at the Plate”, by Alan Foster After raving about Alan Foster’s previous baseball illustration, we get this turkey. I question whether Foster has ever seen a baseball game. No self-respecting home plate umpire would ever use just 1 hand … Continue reading

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1913 World Series Revisited Game #6 A’s vs Giants

10/13/1913 @ Shibe Park Jeff Tesreau vs Bullet Joe Bush A’s Offense Shines To Easily Take World Series Revisited Title                                        Artwork by Graig Kreindler When Rube Marquard passed away on June 1, 1981 he was the last living player … Continue reading

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1913 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #5

10/11/1913 @ Polo Grounds Eddie Plank Vs Christy Mathewson McLean’s Single In The 5th Wins It For The Giants A press pin from the 1913 World Series, which recently sold at auction for $2014.00 Larry McLean lined an rbi single … Continue reading

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1913 World Series Revisited, A’s Vs Giants, Game #4

10/10/1913 @ Shibe Park Chief Bender vs Al Demaree Fromme Boots Comebacker To Give A’s The Win                                               Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images Action from the 1913 World Series Just out of curiosity I tried to determine what game this was, … Continue reading

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