“Moonlight” Graham and His Brush With the Bigs

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“Moonlight” Graham and His Brush With The Bigs Archibald Wright Graham The Game If you have ever read W.P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe, or caught the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, you’ve probably heard of “Moonlight” Graham. He played two innings of one game and never came to bat. That’s it. He would never play in […] READ MORE


The Zimmerman Chase and World Series of 1917

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The Zimmerman Chase and World Series of 1917 U-boats and the Zimmermann Telegram World War I had been raging for nearly three years when Great Britain intercepted an encrypted telegram. The telegram was sent from the German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann, to the German minister to Mexico Heinrich Von Eckhart. The British deciphered the message […] READ MORE


The Snodgrass Muff

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The Snodgrass Muff There’s Something About That Name Five years after Fred Merkle committed his boner, which ultimately led to the New York Giants losing the National League pennant, another Fred was busy at work muffing another play for the Giants. In the early 20th century, the Giants seemed to have bad luck with guys […] READ MORE


The Merkle Boner: The Story Of Fred Merkle

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The Merkle Boner Setting The Stage The year was 1908. It began with the first ever ball-drop in Times Square. The Model T went into production at Henry Ford’s plant in Michigan. The Chicago Cubs were going to win their last World Series until their fateful run in 2016.  But, before they could win the […] READ MORE