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Baseball is full of great stories and incredible characters. Here is one from baseball’s early days written by guest blogger Bill Schaefer. The article originally appeared in Gary Livacari’s blog Baseball History Comes Alive. “He had more stuff than any pitcher I ever saw”-Connie Mack “When Waddell had control and some sleep, he was unbeatable.”-Branch … Continue reading Rube Waddell: One of Baseball’s All-time Zaniest Characters
A few weeks back I reviewed a book by retired baseball star Ruppert Jones whose promising career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury he suffered while playing centerfield for the New York Yankees in August 1980. Jones was interviewed by Tom Kranz on his excellent podcast Type. Tune. Tint. I’ve attached the link … Continue reading Baseball to Brain Injury and Back: A Story of Survival
Billy Martin had a long, illustrious and many times controversial baseball career. Described as pugnacious, irascible, a fighter and a brat, Billy Martin was anything but boring throughout his four decades in Major League Baseball. Billy’s ten-year playing career was average at best. A good glove man but a light hitter he ended with a … Continue reading Billy Martin: World Series Wonderkid
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