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And In the “YGBSM!!” Department . . . .

| June 26, 2021 | 30 Comments
And In the “YGBSM!!” Department . . . .

In 1919, a man was pitching in the American League for the Cleveland Indians. His name was Ray Caldwell. Caldwell was a fine pitcher. He threw the 91st no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball. But like many, he had a problem handling his alcohol (and perhaps with other off-the-field issues as well). When […]

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An inspiration to us all….

| April 2, 2021 | 4 Comments
An inspiration to us all….

Pete Gray, the St. Louis Browns’ one-armed outfielder, batting at Yankee Stadium in May 1945. (Harry Harris/AP) This is a brief story about a handicapped ball player from the 1940s who became an inspiration to disabled World War II vets.  His name was Pete Gray. From the article:  At age six, while hitching a ride […]

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Whitey Ford, Yankees legend, Army vet, dies age 91

| October 9, 2020 | 10 Comments
Whitey Ford, Yankees legend, Army vet, dies age 91

Edward Charles (better known as Whitey) Ford died yesterday at age 91. The New York Yankees legend played 16 years of Major League Baseball for the franchise, was a ten-time All-Star, and six-time World Series champion. Like many of his generation, he served his country. Having made his MLB debut in July 1950, he won […]

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Don Larsen Passes

| January 6, 2020 | 9 Comments
Don Larsen Passes

  Former MLB player Don Larsen passed away last week, on New Year’s Day.  He was 90. His MLB career was reasonably long, though decidedly not of Hall of Fame caliber.  However, on 8 October 1956, Larsen caught “lightning in a bottle” – making history in the process. On that date, Don Larsen pitched the […]

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Weekend Open Thread – NY Mets Honor Tom Seaver

| July 3, 2019 | 40 Comments
Weekend Open Thread – NY Mets Honor Tom Seaver

Running the WOT a bit early this week because I strongly suspect that many readers will be observing a 4-day holiday weekend, starting this afternoon (if not already). So here we go. . . . Many TAH readers are baseball fans. And the MLB All Star Game is next week – so today’s WOT has […]

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Weekend Open Thread

| October 5, 2018 | 178 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Just finishing up a 2+ week “double up-and-back” road trip to help out a relative. So today’s WOT article will be a short one. It’s MLB playoff time. The Cubs and the Rockies played one helluva great wild-card game this week; the Yankees and the Athletics also played, albeit their game was more one-sided. So […]

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“Chicken Runs at Midnight”

| July 17, 2016 | 12 Comments
“Chicken Runs at Midnight”

Ran across this article the other day; I then found the video at this link on the same subject.  IMO both are worth your time if you like baseball. If you do follow either or both of the links above, I’d recommend you grab a tissue or two before you start. Yeah, they’re from ESPN.  […]

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For Our Baseball Fans

| July 1, 2016 | 13 Comments
For Our Baseball Fans

This is for our baseball fans.  IMO it’s apropos considering that today begins the 4th of July weekend. ESPN has been running a series this year.  It’s a fictionalized “diary” by Yankees’ pitcher Myles Thomas concerning their 1927 season. Thomas was a real individual.  As various baseball sites show, he was a journeyman and not […]

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