Douglas J. Gladstone

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Name: Douglas Gladstone
Date registered: June 14, 2012
URL: http://www.abittercupofcoffee.com

Latest posts

  1. Bud “Zipper the Ripper” Zipfel, a.k.a. “The Belleville Belter,” — October 31, 2012
  2. Retired Pitcher Living in Annapolis Denied Pension & Health Insurance by MLB — October 13, 2012
  3. Senators’ Carl Bouldin was two sport standout — July 7, 2012
  4. This Day in D.C Baseball History – Big Train’s No-Hitter — July 1, 2012
  5. Hannan Isn’t Helping Retirees As Much As He Could Be — June 18, 2012

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Oct 31

Bud “Zipper the Ripper” Zipfel, a.k.a. “The Belleville Belter,”

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Belleville, Illinois’ Bud “Zipper the Ripper” Zipfel, a.k.a. “The Belleville Belter,” Denied MLB Pension and Health Insurance My book tells the true story about a group of former big-league ballplayers denied pensions as a result of the failure of both the league and the union to retroactively amend the vesting requirement change that granted instant …

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Oct 13

Retired Pitcher Living in Annapolis Denied Pension & Health Insurance by MLB

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My book tells the true story about a group of former big-league ballplayers denied pensions as a result of the failure of both the league and the union to retroactively amend the vesting requirement change that granted instant pension eligibility to ballplayers in 1980. As you may know, prior to that year, ballplayers had to …

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Jul 07

Senators’ Carl Bouldin was two sport standout

Carl Bouldin

Carl Bouldin, who pitched for the Washington Senators in the early 1960s, is one of the nearly 900 retired baseball players who don’t receive pensions from Major League Baseball. While his career in The Show wasn’t especially memorable, what a lot of fans may not know is that he was also a member of the …

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Jul 01

This Day in D.C Baseball History – Big Train’s No-Hitter

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Earlier this year, Mark Hornbaker wrote a great post summarizing Walter Johnson‘s no hitter against the Boston Red Sox 92 years ago today at Fenway Park — The Big Train actually had a near perfect game through six innings. Nor surprisingly, the ball that was used to record the final out is on display at the …

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Jun 18

Hannan Isn’t Helping Retirees As Much As He Could Be

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So we were out at Doubleday Field, in Cooperstown, NY, watching the 4th Annual Baseball Classic that the Hall of Fame puts on every Father’s Day weekend when one of my buddies pointed out that Jim Hannan’s name was listed in the souvenir scorecard. “Hannan?,” I asked, incredulously. “James John Hannan, of Joisey City, New Jersey?” …

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Jun 17

Thinking about Dave Stenhouse on this Father’s Day

To all the dads out there, I wish you a happy Father’s Day today. And here’s a special shout out to former Washington Senator Dave Stenhouse. Dave, who started the 1962 All-Star Game as a rookie hurler for the Senators, is the father of former major leaguer Michael Stenhouse and Dave Stenhouse, Jr., who regrettably never got …

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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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