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Through the Eyes of a Somerset Patriots Fan

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A View from the Press Box Most Somerset Patriots fans are aware of the significance of June 7, 1999.  It was the team’s first home opener at their present ballpark.  This was after spending their 1998 inaugural season, on the road.  When the gates were lifted, it ushered in the fruition of Steve Kalafer’s vision […]

Comedian Bill Maher Reveals NY Mets Ownership Stake

June 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedian Bill Maher reveals NY Mets ownership stake (via AFP) Comedian Bill Maher, a New York native and life-long supporter of the New York Mets, revealed that he has purchased a minority ownership stake in the Major League Baseball club. The 56-year-old television show host said he made the purchase months ago, but would not […]

The Clark Griffith Monument

June 30, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

In 1956 a monument was dedicated to Clark Griffith outside old Griffith Stadium just months after the former owner of the team and stadium died.  His passing was marked by every major newspaper, his funeral attended by every official of the game.  He was recognized as a giant of the game whose place in Cooperstown […]

Touring The Bases With…Lindsey Knupp

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lindsey Knupp is the Promotions and Entertainment Director for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs located in Allentown, PA. They have been an Affiliate of the 2009 National League Champions Philadelphia Phillies since 2008, the year they were World Champions! SEAMHEADS: What was your first job working in baseball? How did you obtain the position? How did […]

Deacon White Named Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend

August 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

For Immediate Release Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Nineteenth Century Committee Deacon White named Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend ATLANTA, GA, August 5, 2010 — 19th Century pioneer player, James “Deacon” White has been selected the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2010 by the Nineteenth Century Committee of the Society for American Baseball […]

Touring the Bases With…Melanie Levy

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Melanie Levy is the Senior Group Events Executive for the Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club, Sacramento, California.  They are an Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. SEAMHEADS: What does your job consist of? MELANIE:  I am a Senior Group Events Executive for the Sacramento River Cats. My job in particular involves working closely with schools K-12 […]

One Season Hitting Wonder, But Major League Lumber Man: Otto Schomberg

March 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Otto H. Schomberg was born in Milwaukee on November 15, 1864. His father, Henry, (listed as Schoemberg in the 1865 City of Milwaukee Directory) was a cooper, working and living at 710 West Lloyd Street.1 Otto Schomberg first appeared in a City of Milwaukee Directory in 1880 as a laborer, living at 721 7th Street […]