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Jose Cruz, Jr.: Carrying On His Family’s Baseball Legacy

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talented baseball players who have fathers who played in the major are often viewed as the gold standard when evaluating player development. On top of their innate ability, the access to elite instruction and being exposed to what it takes to be a big leaguer puts them at a major advantage over other prospects. The […]

Ruth En Santiago De Cuba (Babe Ruth In Santiago De Cuba)

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Debido a las fuertes lluvias caídas en La Habana los días 15 y 16 de noviembre de 1920, se decidió suspender definitivamente el último juego entre los Gigantes de Nueva York, reforzados por Babe Ruth y los Alacranes de Almendares, club de la Liga Invernal de Beisbol Profesional. El Napoleón del baseball, John McGraw, empleó […]

Jim Robertson: 140th Former Pro Killed in WWII

March 20, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Jim Robertson was an outstanding college athlete who had just begun his professional career in baseball when military service called during the summer of 1942. He is the 140th former pro ballplayer to have been killed during the war.

Mickey Grasso’s Wartime Journal

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A 150-page journal that was kept by big leaguer catcher Mickey Grasso while he was a prisoner of the Germans in World War II, has just been discovered in Miami. Now the owner wants to reunite the book with Mickey’s surviving family. On February 14, 1943, Mickey Grasso, a young catcher with the Interstate League’s […]

Oakland Takes Three More Atlantic Leaguers, Building Recent Total to Five and Passing Phils

May 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems a little like a runaway freight train the way Oakland has swooped into the Atlantic League for player talent, and all of a sudden the Athletics have moved past Philadelphia as the major league organization with the most players out of the 13-year-old league active in their farm system. Oakland has purchased the […]

Stud prospect using baseball to do his part in community

March 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

“I hope I can inspire you, no matter what your age, please know that you too can do something to make a difference in your community everyday.”  Elliot Mast The above mission statement comes from an 11-year-old young man who hails from Altoona, PA.  As he readies himself for his upcoming baseball season, Elliot Mast […]