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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. […]
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, […]
This is the grave of Jackie Robinson. There isn’t much point of doing a biography of Robinson here. He’s so famous and his story is so well-known that I’d just be wasting my time. But a couple of points: If anything, I feel Robinson is underrated as a player. This makes sense on one level […]
This is the grave of Bob Elliott. Born in 1916 in El Centro, California, Elliott played baseball at El Centro Community College before signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1936. He was an outfielder but was switched to third base in 1942. He managed to play through World War II because he got whacked in […]


On May 3, 2018

It looks like the game is finally up for Ichiro, my favorite player of all time. There was no good reason for Seattle to sign him this year. He obviously had nothing left in the tank. After an OK 2016

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