Monday, August 4th, 2014

Henry Aaron’s 715th – April 8, 1974

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Baseball Writing

A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking the record of the all time idol of baseball. This is a great moment for all of us”  … Vin Scully Although many memories are hazy after thirty some years, I can still vividly remember where I was when Henry Aaron […]

Sidd Finch – 25 Years Later

April 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

One of the biggest media hoaxes in modern times was perpetrated on a baseball-starved country 25 years ago today. On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated printed a bio piece, written by George Plimpton, about an unknown phenom–Sidd Finch–who was trying out for the Mets and could throw a baseball 168 miles per hour, even though he wore only […]

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