September 2011 archive

Sep 29

The Allen “Bullet Ben” Benson Story gets even better

A few weeks ago I visited Gary Cieradkowski’s website for the first time. I was extremely impressed with Gary’s baseball stories and his custom baseball cards. I could tell right away Gary and I had something in common. We both like to share stories about ball players most people have forgotten. I sent Gary …

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Sep 04

100 Year-Old Connie Marrero may finally get what he is owed

On August 27, 2011, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News wrote a story titled; It appears MLB finally will pay Connie Marrero the pension he’s owed. In Mr. Madden’s story he writes the following; three weeks ago the Daily News reported that Marrero, at age 100, the oldest former major-league player, was residing …

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Sep 02

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Fornieles gives up one hit in major league debut

September 2, 1952 In the second game of a double header at Griffith Stadium, Washington Senators’ pitcher Mike Fornieles, a 20-year old right hander from Cuba makes his major league debut against the Philadelphia Athletics. The young Fornieles struggled to find his control in the first two innings as he gave up one hit and …

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