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Monday, January 04, 2010

Correcting History

In July of 2006, a man named Joseph Preston “Pete” Hill, born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1880, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Among numerous accolades, Pete was called, “one of the greatest line-drive hitters of his era.”
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His induction ceremony was witnessed only by strangers present to share the glory of some other inductee. The few die-hard aficionados who recognized his achievements, despite knowing little of his personal life were more than a little puzzled and began to ask questions.

Their research was extremely thorough and led to a remarkable discovery: the man inducted in 2006, indeed was “Pete” Hill, but his real name was John, not Joseph, his birthdate was not 1880 and he was not born in Pittsburgh.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 04, 2010 at 10:00 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. OCF Posted: January 05, 2010 at 12:35 AM (#3427682)
Just putting in a link to his HoM discussion thread. KJOK and Gary A seem to be discussing exactly this at the end of that thread.

Edit: my link is the same as Vlad's link; you don't have to check both.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 05, 2010 at 12:40 AM (#3427688)
HOM thread on Hill.
   3. EddieA Posted: January 05, 2010 at 01:48 AM (#3427753)
Great work.

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