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Joel Youngblood and a Tale of Two Cities

July 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Charles Dickens penned his A Tale of Two Cities in 1859.  Joel Youngblood played his version of the classic on August 4, 1982. Before being traded to the New York Mets on June 15, 1977, Joel was an obscure baseball player.  He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1976 and batted .193 in 55 […]

The Broken Thumb of Fate, the Collapse of the ’64 Phillies

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Frank Thomas and I have been faithful friends for nearly twenty years.  I am referring to the “Original” Frank Thomas who was a rookie for the Pirates in 1951 and an original New York Met in 1962; not to confuse him with the White Sox slugger of the nineties. I met Frank at a Pirates’ […]

A Unique Walk-Off

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I attended a SABR meeting of the Connie Mack Chapter in June of this year.  It was held at Waterfront Park in Trenton, New Jersey.  This is home to the Trenton Thunder, the ‘AA’ affiliate for the New York Yankees.  That day one of the presentations was about players that had hit over twenty triples […]

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