Category Archives: Sports

Bigger Than Baseball

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If You Are a Baseball Fan You Have to See This…Babe Ruth In Color

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3 MLB umpire saves woman from edge of Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh

Stephen J. Nesbitt and Steph Chambers Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As a Major League Baseball umpire, John Tumpane often has to defuse tense situations at the ballpark. None compared to the scene he came upon Wednesday as he walked across the Roberto … Continue reading

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Review Of City of Dreams

  In his book, City of Dreams; Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, Jerald Podair traces the tumultuous journey of Walter O’Malley in his quest to build his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers their own home on the East … Continue reading

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Review of Swingin’ A’s

    In his book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Jason Turbow takes an in-depth look at the 1970’s Oakland A’s and their controversial owner, Charlie Finley. Beginning with their move from Kansas City … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Back!

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Review of The Extinguished Flame

  In The Extinguished Flame: Olympians Killed in The Great War, Nigel McCrery chronicles the lives of the 135 athletes who perished in World War I. The volume is composed like an encyclopedia, and each entry has a short biographical … Continue reading

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