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Book Review: Strike IX

October 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“This is bad.” With those three words, the horrific truth of their future thrust upon the Providence College Friars. Paul Lonardo’s Strike IX highlights the final season of the Providence College baseball team. In this stimulating account of pride and passion, Lonardo brilliantly ties together the motivated young stars who put together a historic, memorable […]

Naming Wrongs

March 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Shortly after I started working at the Hall of Fame library, I discovered a wonderful book published in the 1990s by Peter Filichia, titled Professional Baseball Franchises. It lists every minor-league team from the 1880s forward, including nicknames, league affiliations, classifications, renamings, and years of existence. It is indispensable for locating where people played, which […]