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This is the grave of John Clarkson. Born in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Clarkson rose to become one of the pitching beasts of the early baseball era. He grew up in a pretty wealthy family. His father was a very successful jeweler. But the whole family loved baseball. Clarkson and two of his brothers played […]
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Semi-Peon Ball Under Attack

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On May 22, 2019
Good. Nineteen-year-old pitcher Carter Stewart is in agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League on a six-year contract worth more than $7 million, a groundbreaking deal that could have long-term ramifications for Major League Baseball’s amateur and professional sides, sources told ESPN. Stewart, who was chosen by the Atlanta Braves with […]
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This is the grave of Babe Ruth. George Herman Ruth, Jr., was born in Baltimore in 1895 to a German speaking family. For some reason that is not clear, Ruth was sent to an orphanage at age 7, even though his parents were still alive. This was actually pretty common in the early twentieth century. […]
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Baseball is deeply committed to the legacy of Jackie Robinson. On Friday, days after Cindy Hyde-Smith made “joking” comments about lynching and the like, Major League Baseball decided she deserved a $5,000 campaign contribution. Over the past week, seven major corporations have asked for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) to refund their contributions. Earlier this month, […]
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