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More About Ted Kluszewski and Me

September 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“Earl’s not gonna like that mustache.”  Earl was Earl Smith, head baseball coach at East Carolina University.  The mustache was mine.  Tim Bayless was a starting pitcher for the ECU Pirates and he knew I soon was headed to the school with the intention of becoming a Pirate.  On this particular day, however, Tim picked […]

Hanging Out in Cooperstown

July 24, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

I’m in Cooperstown for the annual National Baseball Hall of Fame inductions. This is 24 straight years for me. Hard to believe! It has been a long time since I saw Ray Dandridge, Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams make their induction speeches. I remember the tears of joy Dandridge shed that day. It was a […]

El Juego de Estrellas que nunca olvidaré (The All Star game I’ll never forget).

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Siempre recordaré la noche del 14 de julio de 1970. Papá me había enviado a la cama por enésima vez. Lo disputado del Juego de las Estrellas hizo que accediera a mis solicitudes para que me dejara otro rato más. Pero cuando el juego se empató en el noveno inning Papá me llevó personalmente al […]

Fun Facts about the 19 (no, 20) Perfect Games in MLB History

May 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A while back I completed a project of chronicling most of major league baseball’s perfect games. What fun is that if you can’t make out a list of trivia about the games? So yes, the following list (updated to include Braden’s feat, and Halladay’s) is trivial—but then, much of life is trivia, and sometimes trivia […]

El primer árbitro latinoamericano en ejercer en Grandes Ligas (The First Latin American Umpire Who Worked a MLB Game)

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cuando a finales de marzo de 2010 me enteré a través de los medios de comunicación que el árbitro Manuel González, de amplia trayectoria en la LVBP, se convertiría en el primer venezolano  en ponerse el traje azul y gris para sentenciar jugadas en la Gran Carpa; fue inevitable pensar en Alejandro “Patón” Carrasquel, el […]