First of all, if you aren’t following the Official Historian of Major League Baseball on Facebook or Twitter, you’re doing yourself a tremendous disservice. John Thorn, aforementioned Official Historian of Major League Baseball, is a wonderful fount of insightful, incredible, and often irreverent baseball knowledge. Follow him at John Thorn on Facebook or @thorn_john on Twitter, and be sure to read his blog, Our Game at MLBlogs. Thanks, John, for sharing this fantastic image. To all those who still make the occasional stop to peruse the posts here at OneForFive.com, a sincere thank you. I’m praying tonight that your 2018 … Continue reading
Here’s a clip of a young, shirtless Sadaharu Oh slicing through paper with a samurai sword: I recently finished reading Oh’s autobiography (co-authored by Dave Falkner), Sadaharu Oh: A Zen Way of Baseball, and it is not simply an excellent book, it may be the best autobiography I’ve ever read. Fascinating in its insight, beautiful in its prose, courageous in its revelations, Oh and Falkner have written a compelling account of Oh’s journey to master hitting baseballs as far as they can be hit. The book was first published in 1974 and it remains among the best of its genre. … Continue reading
Seaver, Reggie and the Mets Land in First Place in NL East After Spoiling Montreal Expos’ Franchise Debut OPENING DAY – April 8, 1969 NEW YORK, NY – Tom Seaver allowed only 2 earned runs over 6 2/3 innings and Reggie Jackson homered in his first plate appearance of the season as the New York Mets toppled the expansion Expos of Montreal in the first game of the 1969 baseball season. For the New York Mets, this marks the first time in franchise history the team has won on Opening Day. Consequently, with a record on the season of 1-0, … Continue reading
Now just days away from completion, you’re looking at the BACK cover of the Spring 2016 Print Edition of OneForFive.com Magazine. It’s time to get excited, my friends.
ORDER A NEW CUSTOM SCOREBOOK FOR YOUR PROJECT HERE (or use the form below) Here are a few comments from recent customers: I contacted Paul about making a replay guide for me as I look to do a career replay of Tom Seaver’s career. Paul was excellent in giving me suggestions to improve upon what I was looking for and was very quick in his responses. I ordered 4 books based on the size of the replay and the first one arrived today. I am very exited on how it turned out and I would give a tremendous recommendation to … Continue reading