Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 15

If the Nats were the Redskins

The Washington Nationals have a record 38-23 and are in first place in the National League’s East Division. In fact they have the second best record in both leagues. This weekend the up and coming Nats take on perennial power house New York Yankees for a three game series at Nationals Park. With all this …

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Jun 14

Sox Swept, Jays Jolted, Now Yanks Await For Key Test

It’s time again for one of those tests the Washington Nationals keep facing this season as they continue to stay above the fray in the National League East, another of those stretches that can distinguish great ball clubs from merely good ones. The Nats are coming off their best road trip of the season, a …

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Jun 14

The Washington – New York Connection

With the high flying Nationals returning home to host the New York Yankees it is fitting to address the unique history that exists between New York and Washington. 1903 In 1903 Ban Johnson was able to finally put an American League franchise in New York. The Baltimore Orioles are renamed the New York Highlanders and …

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Jun 14

Why is MLB Trying to Pay A Dead Washington Senator?

Outfielder Roberto Ortiz, who was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1915, had a respectable, if abbreviated, career in The Show. In parts of six seasons, all of six games of which were played for the then-Washington Senators, from 1941-1944, and then 1949-1950, he appeared in a total of 213 games, came up to the plate …

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Jun 14

Our newest contributor Douglas J. Gladstone

Our newest contributor is Douglas Gladstone. Mr. Gladstone is the author of the controversial book, A Bitter Cup of Coffee; How MLB & The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees A Curve, called the agreement “only a partial victory. Doug will be writing about how this new pension plan will affect some of the players that …

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Jun 13

Mickey Vernon – Home Town Boys

The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, located in Delaware County, PA,  is a non-profit museum with the purpose of celebrating the life and career of Mickey himself and the athletes of his home county.  It is funded strictly by donations. Mickey Vernon died on September 24, 2008.  Two months before he died, he and I were taking a trip to …

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Jun 12

American League players drawn by Vic Johnson – Harvey Kuenn

From the Mickey Vernon Museum, American League Baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson. This caricature of Harvey Kuenn is just one of a series of 19 caricatures of American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson during 1957. This caricature of  Harvey Kuenn and the the other 18, is taken from a composite collection of those illustrations …

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Jun 11

The Plot to Rule the World

In December 1900 the story broke about a plan to create a “Baseball Trust” that would control all of professional baseball and in time all other sports. The proposed “Baseball Trust” was created by John T Brush[1] and supported by Andrew Freedman[2] and Arthur Soden.[3] A large corporation was to be formed in New Jersey, …

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Jun 08

The U.S. Military All-Stars remain undefeated

DELCO LEAGUE VS. MILITARY ALL-STAR GAME: Mills doesn’t mind taking the loss in this game GLEN MILLS, PA (6 June 2012) – The U.S. Military All-Stars (12-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead before surrendering 5 runs while using 4 new pitchers making their debut on the “Red, White & Blue Tour.” Garrett Jenner was …

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Jun 08

Boston’s number one fan

Groundbreaking for the new American League Baseball Park, the Huntington Avenue Grounds

Washington’s major league baseball club heads to Boston for a baseball series. It is fitting that we take time to remember and acknowledge one of the biggest Boston baseball fans, Arthur General “Hi-Hi” Dixwell. From the 1890s and many years thereafter he was well known to baseball supporters not only in Boston but around the …

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