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Baseball Names – How They Came To Be

The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story. With the 2017 edition of spring training to beging and another season to follow, a brief sampler


This was the opening day lineup on April 19th as the new decade began at Fenway Park. Don Buddin ss Pete Runnels 2B Frank Malzone Gene Stephens rf Ted Williams lf Bobby Thomson cf Ron Jackson 1b Haywood Sullivan c Tom Brewer p It was 58 degrees at the start of the game. Playing before 35, 162 against the Yankees

Smithsonian Channel’s Take on Ted Williams is Solid

The “Splendid Splinter”, “Teddy Ballgame” is the subject of a great short film. It did a great job of showing him in the minors and how he didn’t make the Red Sox in his first year. It talked about how he tried to achieve perfection on the diamond and in