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The Critics Respond to ABC's Thomas W. Moore
Two years ago I posted about ABC's suggestion to cut the MLB season to 60 games for the 1965 season.  This week that story got picked up by Chuck Hildebrandt from SABR Media .  Then Rob Neyer, from FOXSports, picked up Chuck's posting. There had to be more ...
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What if...? - All Washed Up
Over a year ago I asked the question " What if...? " What if I took 20 sports cards and treated them like I might have when I was in elementary school for the summer? I gave an answer in November of last year.  Every day for over a year I carried the cards ...
Over a year ago I asked the question "What if...?" What if I took 20 sports cards and treated them like I might have when I was in elementary school for the summer? I gave an answer in November of last year.  Every day for ov...
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Aquatic baseball
The city of Dubuque, Iowa has a long history with the game of baseball. But I found this article to add to it. Public Ledger (Memphis, TN) - May 9, 1866 I'd put this one in the same category as Baseball on Ice . image from Chronicling America
The city of Dubuque, Iowa has a long history with the game of baseball. But I found this article to add to it. Public Ledger (Memphis, TN) - May 9, 1866 I'd put this one in the same category as Baseball on Ice. image from C...
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Should A Woman Run For President?
In 1872 a woman ran for US President. Victoria Woodhull was her name ( story , story ). The Cleveland Daily Leader - May 16, 1872 She wasn't elected. Apparently there was discussion in 1960 because the Youth page of the The San Diego Union asked some high ...
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The Holstons first game?
Adam Alfrey, co-captain of the modern day Knoxville Holstons that play as part of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball , transcribed the following story on the team's website . The Knoxville Whig - May 8, 1867 I think that Adam correctly says that...
Adam Alfrey, co-captain of the modern day Knoxville Holstons that play as part of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, transcribed the following story on the team's website. The Knoxville Whig - May 8, 1867 I think...
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1982 Strohs & WOKI Beer Night
As time allows I've been slipping some "This Day in Smokies' History" to Mick Gillispie and Justin Rocke for their radio broadcasts of the Smokies games. I thought I'd feature this one here. The Smokies Blue Jays were in first place in the Western Division...
As time allows I've been slipping some "This Day in Smokies' History" to Mick Gillispie and Justin Rocke for their radio broadcasts of the Smokies games. I thought I'd feature this one here. The Smokies Blue Jays were in firs...
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Did Grover Cleveland Alexander's father wear a kilt?
Over the weekend Peter Nash, of the Hauls of Shame  website, tweeted the following picture: 1916 Grover Cleveland Alexander Handwritten Signed Letter It came from a recent Heritage Auction sale. My transcription is:      Sat Sept 16 16 My Dear Friend      I...
Over the weekend Peter Nash, of the Hauls of Shame website, tweeted the following picture: 1916 Grover Cleveland Alexander Handwritten Signed Letter It came from a recent Heritage Auction sale. My transcription is:      Sa...
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Remembering Fallen Friends
1867 was a tough year for two Tennessee teams. The Nashville Base Ball Club and the Stonewall Jackson Base Ball Club of Memphis both lost players to death within a few months of each other.  Not on the field of play, but both were missed by their clubs. Du...
1867 was a tough year for two Tennessee teams. The Nashville Base Ball Club and the Stonewall Jackson Base Ball Club of Memphis both lost players to death within a few months of each other.  Not on the field of play, but both...
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1955 Knoxville College Football Schedule
This site isn't all about UT football. Knoxville College will also be represented. For starters here's a look at their schedule for 1955. Memphis World - July 26, 1955 image from Crossroads to Freedom
This site isn't all about UT football. Knoxville College will also be represented. For starters here's a look at their schedule for 1955. Memphis World - July 26, 1955 image from Crossroads to Freedom
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Too Hot for Base Ball
Summer is coming soon. That means the temperature will be rising. Some things don't change. Press and Messenger  (Knoxville) - June 30, 1875 image from GenealogyBank.com
Summer is coming soon. That means the temperature will be rising. Some things don't change. Press and Messenger (Knoxville) - June 30, 1875 image from GenealogyBank.com
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T59 Flags of All Nations - Danish West Indies
Another Listia win.  This card, presumably cut from an album, is part of the four series set, Flags of All Nations, otherwise known as T59.  It set me back 2,132 credits.  I'll take that.  Oh, I did. T59 Flags of All Nations Danish West Indies The Danish We...
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Knoxville Reds photo - mid 1880s
The Knoxville Sunday Journal  - April 26, 1936      The Knoxville Reds, more than 50 years ago, was one of the most famous baseball teams ever to play in the South, at that time.  Standing, left to right: Link Houk, James Waters, Dave Thomas, Lon Fiske, Ple...
The Knoxville Sunday Journal - April 26, 1936      The Knoxville Reds, more than 50 years ago, was one of the most famous baseball teams ever to play in the South, at that time.  Standing, left to right: Link Houk, James Wat...
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