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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rafael Palmeiro Making a Comeback in Pro Baseball in Cleburne

A familiar face is making a comeback in professional baseball in North Texas, with a few grey hairs to show for his time off. Rafael Palmeiro signed on Wednesday with the independent Cleburne Railroaders, who play in the American Association.

Now 53, Palmeiro played 20 years for the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, and he won’t be making the trip to Cleburne alone.
[...]
“Wherever you go, I’m gonna go with you because we’re gonna do this together,” said Palmeiro’s older son Patrick.

He signed with the Cleburne Railroaders on Wednesday too. They’ll hit the field together for opening day next week.

Publicity stunt or not, there’s always something nice about a father having a catch with his son.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-12-2018

Washington Herald, March 12, 1918:

An unusual and interesting feature of the spring training of the St. Louis Americans is focusing the attention of the fans upon Shreveport, La., for there Jack Powell, fat and middle-aged, is attempting what, if successful, will prove one of the most remarkable come-backs in the history of baseball.

Powell, who twirled for the St. Louis club during the team’s first year in the American League, and who left major league baseball in 1912, is paying his own expenses during the training season, so confident is he of his ability to outdo Father Time.

Powell was 43 years old and hadn’t thrown a pitch in organized baseball since 1914. He was so old that he pitched multiple seasons for the Cleveland Spiders. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t make the 1918 St. Louis Browns and never pitched again.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 12, 2018 at 08:22 AM | 34 comment(s)
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