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Trying to clear out the old mail box before the holiday: MLB historian John Thorn posted this photo on Facebook of a joint 1969 publication, ostensibly by Pete Rose and Denny McLain: At the time, Rose and McLain were the best in the game. Dayn Perry, author of a couple of baseball books of his […]

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I was the manager of the Brooklyn College baseball team in the mid-late 70s. One of the responsibilities was keeping the score book. That’s tough enough to do when you don’t know the guys on the team. In a display of schadenfreude, pitchers want fielders to get errors so their earned run averages don’t go […]

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Excellent piece in the NY Times by my neighbor Harvey Araton on the lost art of keeping score. My daughter, Rachel, was manager for her high school baseball team for three seasons, winning the job for her ability to keep score (and take pictures and bake cupcakes). We don’t go to a lot of games, […]

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The very fine Pitchers and Poets site, declared March 7-13 as “Scorekeeping Week,” featuring a series of entries about the fine art of the craft. I still have the program from my first game, a 1966 summer day affair between the Mets and Pirates. It’s full of “FO’ and “GB” and “K.” What can I […]

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