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Bowie Kuhn

On this date: 1893 – The first recorded version of Casey at the Bat, as recited by Russell Hunting, hits the music charts. DeWolf Hopper’s more famous version will not be released until October 1906. 1969 – Attorney Bowie Kuhn is named commissioner, succeeding Spike Eckert. Kuhn receives a one-year contract paying him $100,000. Major […]

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As of this writing, Derek Jeter stands just four hits away from the magical 3,000. ESPN is working on Derek Jeter 3K, a  “documentary” “Set to Air Just Weeks After 3,000th Hit,” according to a press release. Can the souvenir t-shirts, caps, etc. be far behind? The name seems like a natural for a video […]

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According to an item in the Feb. 25 issue of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, Hunt Auctions will include “more than 140 items” from the estate of the late Bowie Kuhn. The former commissioner’s collection includes several rings from baseball events, autographed balls, contracts, and various awards. The lot is expected to go for […]

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