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This is the grave of Mickey Mantle. What is there really to say about Mantle? This is legend beyond legend. It’s not that he’s the greatest player in history per se, though he’s obviously in the conversation for the second tier of great players and maybe he is in that first tier. But if he’s […]
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This is the grave of Rube Waddell. Born in 1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, George Waddell, later known as “Rube” when he became a star baseball player, was a weird child and frankly remained a very odd person his entire short life. As a child, he was known to wander over to the local fire station, […]

McGriff

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On December 5, 2022

Need to take a moment to congratulate Fred McGriff on getting into the Hall of Fame. He’s kind of a marginal candidate really, but given that the Veterans Committee have let in ridiculous candid

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This is the grave of Eddie Collins. Born in 1887 in Millerton, New York, Collins grew up wealthy. This made him very different than most other professional baseball players of the day, back when it really was a working class game. He went to Columbia University and was going to be a lawyer, but he […]

Pujols

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On September 24, 2022

Need a shoutout today to the great Albert Pujols, whose last year has been a wonderful victory lap back in a St. Louis uniform. Even better, he’s returned to being a useful player in a part-time

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