Babe Ruth: The Santa Claus of Baseball

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It all started with a poem written in 1822. An Episcopal minister by the name of Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem for his three daughters called “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”. The poem that Moore wrote is also known as “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. The “right jolly old elf” that […] READ MORE


The Nine Branches of the Baseball Menorah

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The Nine Branches of the Baseball Menorah The Hanukkah Menorah Hanukkah is here and the Menorah or the Hanukkiah has been dusted off and put in a place of importance. On each of the eight nights of Hanukkah a new candle is lit by the ninth candle, the Shamash. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of […] READ MORE


John “the Jackrabbit” Dillinger and the Chicago Cubs

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The Setup and a Bloody End July 21, 1934 Anna Sage was a madam at a brothel in Gary, Indiana. She was in danger of being deported because of the nature of her profession. Sage needed a way to stay in the U.S. and she had just the ticket: John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber […] READ MORE


Haunted Wrigley Field: A Tale of Its Haunts

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Haunted Wrigley Field A Brief Walk Down Halloween Lane The seasons are changing, leaves are turning, it’s getting dark earlier, and the ghosts and goblins are coming out of storage. Change can make people do strange things and one of those things is Halloween. 2,000 years ago the Celts (people who lived mostly in what […] READ MORE


The Lovable Cleveland Spiders

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The Lovable Cleveland Spiders Lovable Losers It is human nature to want the best. And why not? What is wrong with striving to get to the top? Absolutely nothing. But, there is something to be said for being the worst. There is a certain lovable quality to hanging around at the bottom. The Ford Pinto, […] READ MORE