Tag: Branch Rickey

Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

Baseball has always been pioneered by forward-thinkers. These visionary minds have paired their knowledge of the game with foresight to developed ways of staying one step ahead of their competition. However, now with every aspect of the game dissected by experts, media and fans it has become harder to be original. In 1919 Branch Rickey […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

Mexican Baseball has been dwindling as of late due to the factor of Soccer being the more popular sport. As of April 1st, 2013, 14 different players from Mexico were on Major League Rosters. However, while Soccer is the national pastime of Mexico, they have a deep history in baseball as well. Some claim that […]

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Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

It was on this day in 1972, that baseball great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering food and water to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He has canceled all plans to celebrate the new year, opting instead to be a ray of hope for victims in need and in desperation. He was already a baseball […]

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Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

The new GM was cool and manipulative in his transactions, meticulous with his records, formal in his speech, stingy with his money, interested equally in a player’s psychological disposition and his ability to learn an elusive hook slide. This GM’s world could be studied, categorized, and explained. Good things did not fall upon people, or baseball clubs, by […]

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This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

AUGUST 25: 1922: Leading 25-6 after 4 innings, the Cubs hold on to beat the Phillies, 26-23. The Phillies left the bases loaded in the ninth. The 49 total runs is the most ever scored in a single game. 1956: The Yankees pick up Enos Slaughter off waivers and in turn give an unconditional release […]

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42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

If you paid $10 to see 42, and you expected to see the story of anyone other than Jackie Robinson, one of two things likely happened: You went to the right movie, but for the wrong reason You missed a great movie … and that’s a shame Maybe, both. Coincidentally, sports media reporter Ed Sherman […]

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Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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Q & A with Michael Shapiro; Author of Bottom of the Ninth

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

Please enjoy this interview I recently conducted with Michael Shapiro, author of the new book, “Bottom of the Ninth”. Will Sommer Your book, Bottom of the Ninth, what inspired you to write it? Michael Shapiro I guess the thing that really inspired me to write Bottom of the Ninth was the idea that… What baseball […]

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