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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 4

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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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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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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The First Professional Baseball Team Was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings

The First Professional Baseball Team Was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings

Daven Hiskey April 4, 2011 4

Today I found out the first fully professional baseball team was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, ten men on salary for eight months from March 15th to November 15th.  The team was organized by

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The Baseball Box Score was First Developed by Henry Chadwick

The Baseball Box Score was First Developed by Henry Chadwick

Daven Hiskey March 16, 2011 5

Today I found out the baseball box score was first developed and introduced by Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball”.  Chadwick also authored Baseball’s first rule book; devised the batting average and earned run

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Why We Are Supposed to Take Our Hats Off for the National Anthem

Why We Are Supposed to Take Our Hats Off for the National Anthem

Daven Hiskey March 9, 2011 26

Today I found out why we are supposed to take our hats off for the national anthem. The origins of this tradition happen to be the same as the origins of the tradition of

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