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Dizzy Dean

The Baseball Bio-Pic

November 21, 2017

I was at work the other day and the conversation turned to movies. I talked about a recent bio-pic and one of my younger colleagues did not know what that was. I was kind of surprised but then realized, a) not everyone is a movie buff; b) a movie buff might not like bio-pics; c) […]

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Sharing the special day is one current and one future Hall of Famer. Dizzy Dean was born on this date in 1910. The star hurler was the smiling face of baseball during the Depression, know for his folksy Arkansas sayings that are the staple of quotations about the game. The current Redbird is Albert Pujols, […]

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In addition to my mini-review on Timothy Gay’s latest baseball title in the baseball , here is a sampling of others: Steve Penn, Kansas City Star: “There‚Äôs nothing like a good baseball story. And the era of barnstorming, when black players competed against white players despite the color ban, is full of good baseball stories.” […]

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* Riddle me this

January 7, 2009

If the Yankees spend $180 million on a player but no one comes to the stadium to watch him — if people can’t afford the price of admission — does his play count? This piece in today’s New York Times takes a look back at what it was like for the national pastime during the […]

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