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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Fadeaway: Episode 7: The Big Drabowski

This is a few months old, published around the World Series, but still a good listen. The latest from Primate Eric Enders’  baseball history podcast.

Born in Ozanna, Poland, at the start of the Third Reich, Moe Drabowsky escaped from Hitler and came to America as a toddler. He embraced life in America, becoming first the hardest-throwing young prospect in baseball, then its most notorious prankster. And in 1966, after arm injuries had caused everyone to write him off for good, he resurrected his career and authored the most spectacular relief pitching performance in World Series history.

Also features some comments from Gene Larkin about this moment.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Graham Womack: The 40 most important people in baseball history, ranked

“The greatest thing about baseball, perhaps, is its history. In nearly 150 years of play in leagues and informal competition that goes back further, many people have made baseball’s history what it is today.

“It’s not just players, but top executives, media members and even Supreme Court jurists helping craft baseball’s story….

“40. Theo Epstein…

“1. Babe Ruth”

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 22, 2016 at 06:26 PM | 62 comment(s)
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