Monthly Archives: April 2013

How Walter Beck Got His Nickname . . . Not His Groove Back

Hack Wilson was a powerful slugger who played for several teams. He is one of the most accomplished power hitters in the game during the late 1920s and early 1930s. His 1930 season with the Cubs is considered one of … Continue reading

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Superman and Jackie Robinson

Last week on MLB Network radio I heard Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, talking about Jackie Robinson and the new movie, “42,” about Robinson’s integrating major league baseball. Kendrick made a point of saying … Continue reading

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The Experiment

Forty years ago, on April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees stepped into the batters box against Luis Tiant. Blomberg walked, becoming the first designated hitter. The designated hitter rule was to be a three-year experiment. It … Continue reading

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