This blog is a simple project of collecting some wayward items of baseball’s past from old newspaper stories and presenting them here for the enjoyment and edification of baseball fans everywhere. Not all these stories and anecdotes are pleasant; in fact, most of the most popular ones have involved death and/or violence. But browsing around the blog will unearth some worthy nuggets of information about players both great and obscure: from the troika of Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams to David Palmer, Lena Blackburne, and Cliff Young.
There’s a bit of a focus on baseball in the ’80s and early ’90s, but the pictures and excerpts from old newspaper articles date to the Cubs in 1908 and on back into the 1800s. Essentially, if I find some interesting material about a baseball topic–not necessarily MLB, and it seems worthwhile to work up into a post here, I’ll do that. I’ve generally avoided trying to comment on/interpret the material in the articles, because there’s already more than enough baseball opining to be found elsewhere online.
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