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Friday, July 27, 2018

Jack White has earned his stripes in baseball

I like him to be more now.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 27, 2018 at 08:36 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Friday, March 09, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-9-2018

Bridgeport Times, March 9, 1918:

BASEBALL BAT IS 59 YEARS OLD TODAY

On March 9, 1859, at a meeting of the fathers of baseball held in New York, it was declared that the bat should be made of wood, and have a diameter not to exceed two inches and a half and a length not greater than 42 inches.
...
The early rule that the bat should be made “of wood” wasn’t binding enough in the early days of professionalism for some of the players sneaked in bats into which holes had been made and filled with lead.

It would blow their minds to learn that 100 years later, people would be filling bats with cork instead of lead.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 09, 2018 at 09:53 AM | 29 comment(s)
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