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The Longest Game by Innings in Major League Baseball History

The Longest Game by Innings in Major League Baseball History

Eddie Deezen November 20, 2012 1

It was a cloudy, overcast Saturday morning on May 1, 1920.  Pitcher Joe Oeschger (pronounced esh-ker) didn’t even think the game would be played, as it had rained most of the morning.  And even

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10 Fascinating Baseball Facts (Part-2)

10 Fascinating Baseball Facts (Part-2)

Noreen October 20, 2012 0

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10 Fascinating Baseball Facts (Part-1)

10 Fascinating Baseball Facts (Part-1)

Noreen October 19, 2012 1

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Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Daven Hiskey September 7, 2012 3

Today I found out Kurt Russell was a minor league baseball player until an injury ended his career. While the Russell family is mostly known for their acting, “Baseball is really the family business

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There Once was a Major League Baseball Player Who Stole First From Second

There Once was a Major League Baseball Player Who Stole First From Second

Daven Hiskey August 18, 2012 2

Today I found out there once was a MLB player who stole first from second. We’ve all seen the occasional child playing football accidentally run the wrong way on the field, and if you

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This Day in History: Babe Ruth Dies

This Day in History: Babe Ruth Dies

Eddie Deezen August 16, 2012 2

This Day In History: August 16, 1948 On this day in history, 1948, the Sultan of Swat died due to naso-pharyngeal cancer (often mistakenly said to have been throat cancer). While his historic years

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There Once was a 17 Year Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back to Back

There Once was a 17 Year Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back to Back

Daven Hiskey July 12, 2012 20

Today I found out there once was a girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession. What’s even more impressive about that was neither Ruth nor Gehrig managed to even get

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This Day in History: After Facing One Batter, Babe Ruth Punches an Umpire for Throwing Him Out of the Game. Ruth’s Replacement Then Throws a No-Hitter

This Day in History: After Facing One Batter, Babe Ruth Punches an Umpire for Throwing Him Out of the Game. Ruth’s Replacement Then Throws a No-Hitter

Daven Hiskey June 23, 2012 9

This Day In History: June 23, 1917 On this day in history, 1917, Babe Ruth was on the mound for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park against the Washington Senators.  He threw four

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There was Once a Baseball Player Traded for Bats

There was Once a Baseball Player Traded for Bats

Daven Hiskey May 30, 2012 3

Today I found out there once was a baseball player traded for baseball bats. “Bat Man”, as he was nicknamed after the trade, was actually named John C. Odom.  His life ended tragically just

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Henry Chadwick, the Creator of the Baseball Box Score, Also was the First to Prove that the Rotation of a Baseball Could Cause the Ball to Curve in the Air

Henry Chadwick, the Creator of the Baseball Box Score, Also was the First to Prove that the Rotation of a Baseball Could Cause the Ball to Curve in the Air

Daven Hiskey May 19, 2012 0

Henry Chadwick, the creator of the baseball box score, was the first to setup a demonstration proving that the rotation of a baseball could cause the ball to curve.  Before this, some pitchers had

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Jim Gentile Becomes the First Major League Baseball Player to Hit a Grand Slam in Back to Back Innings

Jim Gentile Becomes the First Major League Baseball Player to Hit a Grand Slam in Back to Back Innings

Daven Hiskey May 9, 2012 2

This Day In History: May 9, 1961 Yesterday Josh Hamilton tied an MLB record with 15 other players, hitting four home runs in one game.  Something even more rare happened on this day in

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In High School, MLB Star Justin Verlander Traded a Small Percentage of His Eventual $3.12 Million Signing Bonus for a Chocolate Milk

In High School, MLB Star Justin Verlander Traded a Small Percentage of His Eventual $3.12 Million Signing Bonus for a Chocolate Milk

Daven Hiskey April 20, 2012 6

Today I found out that in High School, Major League Baseball star pitcher Justin Verlander traded a small percentage of his eventual $3.12 million signing bonus for a 50 cent chocolate milk. This happened

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Mickey Mantle Almost Had to Have His Leg Amputated in College

Mickey Mantle Almost Had to Have His Leg Amputated in College

Daven Hiskey April 3, 2012 1

Due to an injury in college, Mantle almost didn’t have the chance to play professional baseball.  During a football game, Mantle was kicked hard in the shin, which, aside from being really painful, resulted

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There Once was a Little Person Who Played in Major League Baseball

There Once was a Little Person Who Played in Major League Baseball

Daven Hiskey March 28, 2012 6

Today I found out there once was a little person who played in Major League Baseball. This man was 26 year old, 3 feet, 7 inch tall Eddie Gaedel.  Gaedel was signed by Bill

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This Day in History: Sports Illustrated Publishes an Article Alleging Pete Rose Bet on Major League Baseball Games

This Day in History: Sports Illustrated Publishes an Article Alleging Pete Rose Bet on Major League Baseball Games

Daven Hiskey March 21, 2012 2

This Day In History: March 21, 1989 On this day in history, 1989, Sports Illustrated published an article alleging that Cincinnati Reds Coach and former star baseball player Pete Rose bet on Major League

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Abner Doubleday Did Not Invent Baseball

Abner Doubleday Did Not Invent Baseball

Daven Hiskey March 20, 2012 4

Myth: Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday This myth has been widely spread since 1907 and even today is sometimes presented by such people as Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  The fact of

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How Baseball Groundskeepers Achieve Checkerboard Patterns in the Ballpark Grass

How Baseball Groundskeepers Achieve Checkerboard Patterns in the Ballpark Grass

Samantha March 2, 2012 2

Today I found out how baseball groundskeepers achieve checkerboard patterns in the ballpark grass. Most of us have had the opportunity to stand in awe as our eyes perceive the beauty of a perfectly

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Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Daven Hiskey February 9, 2012 1

Today I found out former MLB player Moe Berg was once a secret agent in the predecessor to the CIA. Morris “Moe” Berg was originally recruited to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the

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