On this Date: April 8
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Posted by Paul on April 8, 2014 | Short Link

1915: Dick Seitz, creator and founder of the APBA game company was born. 1946: Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Hall of Fame pitcher, was born 1954: Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher, was born 1973: Eddie Miksis, who once lent his glove to Ernie Banks, died 1974: Henry Aaron hits career home run #715, surpassing Babe Ruth’s […]

Baseball Movies Available for Streaming
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Posted by Paul on February 8, 2014 | Short Link

On lazy weekend afternoons in the spring, I like to watch baseball movies. Here is a list of a few full movies available to stream online. The films on YouTube are free to anyone, Netflix requires a monthly subscription. YouTube: 1. Soul of the Game (1996) 2. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) 3. Bingo Long […]

Baseball by Gail Mazur
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Posted by Paul on November 25, 2013 | Short Link

Baseball By Gail Mazur (b. 1937) for John Limon   The game of baseball is not a metaphor and I know it’s not really life. The chalky green diamond, the lovely dusty brown lanes I see from airplanes multiplying around the cities are only neat playing fields. Their structure is not the frame of history […]

Thursday Morning Click-Thru 10-24-13
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Posted by Paul on October 24, 2013 | Short Link

Haven’t done one of these in, oh… about 13 months! Here are a few items of note that I liked around the internet today. If you have any interest in 19th Century baseball and/or just love vintage baseball photos (and who doesn’t?!), read this terrific Slate piece and then click on through to the The […]

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Game 1: Throughout History
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Posted by Paul on October 23, 2013 | Short Link

From the Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 5, 1946: “Boston Red Sox Heavy Favorites to Trim Cardinals in World Series” CLICK LINK BELOW TO SEE 1967 & 2004:

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