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How Baseballs Are Made

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Review of Urban Shocker

In his book, Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age, Steve Steinburg tells the story of one of the greatest pitchers in history, although few fans have heard of him. Shocker came to the New York Yankees in the … Continue reading

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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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