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In a vain attempt to clear out my inbox, here is the final B&P for the year. Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these things as much as I have. Don’t read anything political into the posting of this piece about “How Bernie Sanders brought professional baseball to Vermont,” via The Sporting News. From outsports.com, this […]

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Here’s guy who takes the admonition “Don’t quite your day job” to heart. Dr. Doug Wilson, a full-time ophthalmologist with a thriving practice, has written biographies about four prominent men — including two Hall of Famers — who nevertheless have slipped under the radar, especially for fans who never saw them player. Wilson’s latest — […]

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Bookshelf review: Pudge

November 2, 2015 · 0 comments

In case you missed the previous mention, a review of Doug Wilson’s latest baseball bio appears ion Bookreporter.com.

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I usually speak to my guests after they’ve completed their project, so this is a bit of a departure. It’s good to shake things up once in awhile. By the time you read this, Brad Balukjian, PhD, will be on a cross-country trek in preparation for his new book about a single pack of baseball […]

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Literary birthday greeting: 1949 – Jules Tygiel, author Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Past Time: Baseball As History Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Extra Bases – Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, & Baseball History Also on this date: 1981 – The Chicago White Sox sign prized free agent catcher Carlton Fisk. The […]

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Via Baseball-Reference.com’s Bullpen: Carlton Fisk of the White Sox, plays his 2,226 and final major league game, surpassing Bob Boone’s record of 2,225 for most games caught. (Pertinent title: Carlton Fisk: The catcher who changed “Sox”.)

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* I saw it in the Times

October 25, 2008 · 0 comments

One more reason that the current NY Times is not your granddaddy’s newspaper. The history of the World Series home run on TV (video).

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