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Dick Allen

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July 27, 2017 · 0 comments

Once again, a semi-regular attempt to catch up on reviews from other sources… From BlueBirdBanter, a Blue Jays-centric site — this on Stacey May Fowles’ Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me. Upshot: ” It is deeply human and relatable, even when dealing with uncomfortable situations which would be easier to gloss over.” From […]


Recapping Tom Hoffarth’s entertaining and educational series: April 1: The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, by Jeff Passan April 2: Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball, by   Dan Formosa and Paul Hamburger April 3: The Cardinals Way: How One Team […]

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Or is it “coming down the pipe?” That would make sense, too. Of course, it would have to be a wide pipe… Been in conversation with Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News who does a marvelous job every year with his 30 baseball books in 30 days feature on his “Farther off the […]

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At least not from the Veterans Committee output. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Golden Era Committee announced balloting results Monday for its 2014 election of players, managers, executives and umpires. The ballot featured nine former players and one former executive and was considered by a 16-person committee featuring eight Hall of Famers, […]

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One of the best players of his generation not to be elected to thew Hall of Fame, Allen turns 70 today. Allen published his autobio/mem — Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen, written with Tim Whitaker. He was also the focal point for books about Philadelphia’s racial attitudes, as profiled by William Kashatus […]

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One of our birthday boys is in the Hall of Fame, although their numbers are amazingly similar. 162-Game Avg Player A Player B At bats 638 586 Runs 97 102 Hits 190 171 Doubles 29 30 Triples 6 7 Home Runs 30 33 RBI 113 104 Walks 52 83 Strikeouts 110 144 Batting Average .298 […]

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