A not-so-happy anniversary: Merkle’s Boner

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments

To steal a line from a regular segment of Pardon the Interruption.

Baseball Nation reminds us (okay, reminded me) that today is the 105th anniversary of Merkle’s Boner. Hopefully, this is drumming up some renewed interest in Mike Cameron’s empathetic biography, Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball’s Fred Merkle, which is included in 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die.

Bonus anniversary “gift”: This from Molly Lawless, author of the graphic rendition of Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball.

Merkle

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