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Pre-War Japanese Baseball Cards

November 15, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

I was writing an update for my web site on the history of Japanese baseball cards when I realized that American fans might enjoy seeing this baseball eye candy. So, I’m posting this short history of pre-World War II Japanese cards here on Seamheads. This is not meant to be a comprehensive history; it’s just […]

Catching up with Bob Zupcic

July 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The first professional athlete I ever met was Ted Williams, when I was about 9 years old. The experience was extremely disappointing, given how profane and cranky Williams turned out to be, even to a little kid like myself. The second professional athlete I met was Bob Zupcic, when I was about 12 or 13 […]

Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card Set Part 2

April 22, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Last week I talked about the idea of creating a set of baseball cards for the 142 professional players who lost their lives serving with the military during WWII. I was pleased to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response and it would seem many of you believe it would be a great idea to produce […]

Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card Set

April 16, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Of the 142 professional baseball players who lost their lives during World War II, I doubt any of them ever appeared on a baseball card. This got me thinking about how nice it would be to create cards for each of them and I have to admit I have taken my inspiration from Gary Cieradkowski’s […]

‘Roids, Aging, and The Pride of the Goldpanners

September 13, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The original habitat for this post can be found here. It has been twenty years since this photo was taken, yet I saw it for the first time yesterday.  Why is this photo not more celebrated? Anybody know where I can get a fake ID? Perhaps, I’m exaggerating the comedic value of a photograph, as […]

A Small Town Tale: Phil Paine

April 17, 2010 by · 7 Comments 

When he was six or seven years old, my grandfather, Nelson Greene, who grew up to briefly pitch in the major leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers, moved with his family from the Philadelphia suburb of Roxborough, to the small town of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. For the rest of his life, despite long periods of absence, Nelson […]

Rambling on About My Glory Days – Greatness Comes in Big and Little Sizes

March 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I usually get these questions from my students “Who did you play for?” or “What position did you play?” Adults usually follow up with “Who was the best pitcher you ever faced?” and “Who was the best player you ever played with or against?” I assume all former major league players get the same questions. […]