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Integration And What If Bill Veeck Did Buy the Phillies In 1943?

January 17, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

One of the things I enjoy most about baseball is reading about the history of the game ranging from entire books revolving around a single memorable moment, to those about a well-known or infamous era of the game. With baseball’s extensive history you can easily find yourself getting caught in a specific genre where you […]

The Best Game Ever

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

No, not game 6. The best game ever was played when I was eight years old on Doc Branson’s lot across the street from the house I grew up in. Excerpt from my manuscript, “Between the Lines: A Father, A Son and America’s Pastime.” Baseball is cool. It’s way cool, in fact. As a young […]

Q and A: What is Commotio Cordis?

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Earlier this month tragedy struck the baseball field in Arizona when a 13-year-old Little Leaguer was trying to bunt and got hit in the chest. He took a few steps towards first and collapsed. He died the next morning. Getting hit by a pitch is to be expected when playing baseball. Dying is not. The […]

Hometown Honors Fred Merkle With Plaque

July 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Fred Merkle is again honored in his hometown of Watertown, Wisconsin. On July 22nd, 2010, Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball’s Fred Merkle book author Mike Cameron, and Merkle Historian David Stalker met at Watertown’s Fred Merkle Field to donate a black granite plaque to Washington Park. In 2008, the baseball field […]

All-Star Game Showcases Eastern League’s Best and Harrisburg’s New Digs

July 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The last time that I was in Harrisburg, home of the Eastern League AA Senators, was in 2004 to watch them play the Reading Phillies. Two things from that game still stand out to me; watching a kid by the name of Ryan Howard crush the ball all over the field and, to be frank […]

The “Not-So-Lazy” Days Of Summer

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes–as the current summer approaches and the hot, scorching days are within earshot, I reflect upon my own summer vacations as a kid from long ago; yes, though “Father Time” has left his mark, certain memories still remain vivid. It was the 70’s: no video games/computers to corrupt our minds, no iPods to play our […]