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Robin Roberts

All of these came in this week from my “alma mater,” the University of Nebraska Press. So many books, so little time.    

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Birthday greetings

September 30, 2010

To beloved Brooklyn Dodger Johnny Podres, born this date in 1932. Johnny Podres: Brooklyn’s Yankee Killer And to Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, born in 1926. Roberts, one of the last great complete game practitioners, died just this past May. He penned,┬áMy Life in Baseball,with the help of C. Paul Rogers III, in 2003.

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When Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974, Ernie Harwell and Bill Slayback collaborated on “Move over Babe, Here Comes Henry,” a musical tribute. Wonder if some tunesmith will do the same now that Jamie Moyer has “bested” Robin Roberts on the all-time home runs allowed list? Like the pundits say, […]

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The Hall of Fame pitcher passed away today at the age of 83. Roberts was still in the majors when I was coming to the game. I can picture one his last baseball cards in my mind (and here on the page). One of the things I always admired about him — especially in this […]

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* Fare thee well

September 4, 2008

September can be a happy or bittersweet month. For the minor league call-ups, this might be the start of a major league career or a mere cup of coffee. For those who have been in the game a long while, it might mark the end of their time in the bigs. Among those who made […]

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