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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oldest living MLB player, at 99, lives in Charlotte. And he has a great story to tell.

Happy 100th birthday to the last living person to play in MLB before the Pearl Harbor attack!

DanG Posted: October 23, 2018 at 07:06 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: fred caligiuri, oldest living former player, philadelphia a's, ted williams

Saturday, July 28, 2018

First, the Yankees Played the Indians. Then World War ll Took the Field.

Rather interesting story here, especially for those with an interest in the sort of special exhibition games we don’t seem to have anymore.

During World War II, baseball not only survived, it thrived. Games were turned into dazzling patriotic shows, and an extravaganza like the all-star game featuring the greats of the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers at Polo Grounds on Aug. 26, 1943, raised $800 million in war bonds.

But another war-relief game that summer, which raised far less money, left an enduring mark on baseball.

On July 28, 1943, the main event came after the Cleveland Indians beat the Yankees, 6-2, at Yankee Stadium.

 

QLE Posted: July 28, 2018 at 07:53 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, exhibitions, indians, navy, ted williams, world war ii, yankees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ted Williams | American Masters | PBS

If PBS isn’t part of your TV package, you can watch the show at the link.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 24, 2018 at 04:27 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: ted williams

Monday, July 23, 2018

PBS American Masters: Ted Williams

Showing tonight, at 9 PM local time for me. YMMV; check your local listings. (EDIT: link to online version here, h/t to Jim Furtado. Link says the video expires 8/20/18.  -vi)

In honor of the centennial of Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, American Masters presents a new biography of the Boston Red Sox player who may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Now in Living Color: Ted Williams’s Last Game

Some guy had this 8mm film from Ted Williams’s last game basically stashed in a drawer for 60 years.  Includes the homer.

Several years ago, Murphy said he telephoned ESPN but an associate producer showed little interest.

Murphy also initiated a cordial conversation with the Red Sox, but the team did not request to see the film either.

Unbelievable.

Perry Posted: July 20, 2018 at 03:29 PM | 65 comment(s)
  Beats: film, holy moly, ted williams

 

 

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