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Now on sale, the new book by Gary L. Livacari The Best of Baseball History Comes Alive You may have enjoyed some of Gary Livacari’s articles and essays that I have posted here on Back Home with Baseball and Beyond. If you haven’t read them, take a moment to scroll back and check them out. … Continue reading “Your Attention Please, Ladies and Gentlemen”
Seventy-one years ago today, the New York Yankees squared off against the Chicago White Sox on a cool day in Comiskey Park. Yankee starter Vic Raschi was matched up against Chicago lefty Bob Cain. Nineteen-year-old Mickey Mantle was batting leadoff and playing right field. Jackie Jensen was in center field for the injured Joe DiMaggio. … Continue reading Mickey Mantle’s First Home Run
By guest blogger Bruce Solomon Smokey Joe Wood began his career with the Boston Red Sox in 1908. His best season was in 1912 when he led Boston to the American League pennant with 34 wins. He had a 1.91 ERA and topped the league with 10 shut outs. Incredibly, he was only fifth in … Continue reading Smokey Joe Wood—The Best Pitcher You Never Heard Of
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