Category Archives: baseball

Ted Williams’s last homerun: a footnote or two, and some trivia

              Everyone knows that Ted Williams, incredibly, homered in his last at bat in the final game of his Major League career at Boston’s Fenway Park. He homered off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jack Fisher … Continue reading

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The Catch

    In 1954, Arnold Hano, a recently retired editor-in-chief at Lion Books in New York who had decided to try and make it as a freelance writer, took the D train to the Polo Grounds in Manhattan to attend … Continue reading

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leave baseball alone!

    This post is about baseball. It’s a little out of date, since most of details refer to the 2017 season. Well, anyway, it’s the Hot Stove League season, right?     *****************************************************     First, about an adjustment … Continue reading

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a baseball story

  My high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, was, for some reason I never knew, a New York Yankees fan. This, despite the fact that, as far as I knew, he was raised in Massachusetts. He used to argue, … Continue reading

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a Manhattan jaunt

    Yesterday, Sunday, November 12, I set out from my house, intending to walk the whole perimeter of Manhattan. It is a walk of around 32 miles and is said to take 12 to 15 hours. I started from … Continue reading

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the phantom double play

      Willard Mullin cartoon (the phanton double play)               *****************************************************   A double play is one of the most beautiful things to watch being executed in baseball. The cartoon is a powerful … Continue reading

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Thomas Wolfe on baseball

    “Spring trainin’.” “You mean you don’t like it?” “Like it! Them first three weeks is just plain hell. It ain’t bad when you’re a kid. You don’t put on much weight durin’ the winter, an’ when you come … Continue reading

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