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Hi Bithorn: Puerto Rico’s Baseball Pioneer

January 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

More than 225 players who were born in Puerto Rico have played major league baseball, representing a staggering amount for such a small country. Their successes were paved by right handed pitcher Hiram “Hi” Bithorn, who was the first of them to debut, with the Chicago Cubs in 1942. Bithorn is not well-remembered today because […]

El center fielder de los campeones de 1941. (The centerfielder of the venezuelan amateur team that won the World Champioship in 1941).

June 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Héctor Benítez Redondo dejó de existir este viernes 17 de junio de 2011. Era uno de los sobrevivientes de aquel equipo que había hecho sonreir a toda Venezuela. Su elegancia con el guante, y su efectividad con el madero fueron los comentarios que más escuché o leí sobre quién conformaba junto a José Antonio Casanova […]

The Favorite Toy and…Bob Feller

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In the wake of Bob Feller’s death on Wednesday, many a tribute has been paid to the man they called “Rapid Robert,” including one by our very own Arne Christensen, who wrote “Bob Feller in His Own Words,” in which the Hall of Fame hurler states, “A lot of folks say that had I not […]

El Irlandés Silbador (The Whistling Irishman)

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hace alrededor de unos tres años recibí un correo de SABR (Sociedad Americana de Investigadores de Béisbol) solicitando aficionados que quisieran escribir alguna anécdota sobre el magnífico manager de los Piratas de Pittsburgh, Danny Murtaugh. La idea era que la historia estuviera relacionada con la cotidianidad del escritor para darle más profundidad. La nieta de […]