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Losing the Superstar Ballplayer

The worst part about sports is when a fan knows they’re losing a great player. Baltimore Orioles fans know that Manny Machado will be wearing a different uniform after the MLB All-Star break. Pittsburgh Pirates fans know the pain. Kansas City Royals do, so many do across a lot of different

Q&A with the Legendary Lois Youngen

Bio: 18-year-old catcher Lois Youngen joined the league as a veteran receiver and showed a great deal of ability. She was a catcher and outfielder for the Fort Wayne Daisies and South Bend Blue Sox from 1951 through 1954. After playing ball, she attended college, received her Ph. D., and

FENWAY PARK FLASHBACK

The joy and passion and full houses  and winning ways now on parade at Fenway Park all are a sharp contrast to the way things once were at the little ballpark in most of the 1960s. There are still those around who recall that time, some with mixed emotions. Sam Mele: I

The MLB Strikeout Epidemic

Have the 2018 pitchers gotten so much better than their predecessors? Is this why they’re striking out batters at a record pace? Or is it the “launch angle” that is destroying the fabric of the game? Back in the day, a player like Dave Kingman would get destroyed for a season

Still More Yankee Quiz

You asked and now you receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York Yankees related. Take the quiz and see how much you know. From the “Stadium Club” to Babe Ruth’s Uniform Number to who owned the team before George Steinbrenner came along . . . 71. What is the

More Yankee Quiz

You asked and now you receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York Yankees related.  Take the quiz and see how much you know.   51. Who wore uniform Number 2 before Derek Jeter? 52. Who originally designed the intertwined Yankees logo, “NY”? A. Jake Ruppert B. NYC Police Department C. Tiffany

Legalizing Sports Betting Doesn’t Absolve Pete Rose

Pete Rose was a great player. The same kind of brazen, fearless play he exhibited on the baseball diamond did him in later in life. With the announcement that sports betting will be legalized throughout the land, many were thinking this would help Pete Rose. It won’t. MLB hasn’t changed their

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