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Eddie Grant Began with the Tribe, Ended in the Argonne

He grew up Boston. He was memorialized in New York City – and much later, in San Francisco. But Eddie Grant began his baseball career – in a strange way – with Cleveland before becoming the answer to a tragic trivia question. Edward Leslie Grant was born May 21, 1883, in Franklin, Massachusetts. After his graduation from high school, he went to Harvard. After the school year...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tragedy of Edgar McNabb

A murder-suicide in a Pittsburgh hotel in 1894 firmly occupies a place on the roster of baseball’s tragedies. It was the fatal result of a love affair between a major league pitcher and a baseball mogul’s wife. Edgar McNabb pitched for the 1893 Baltimore Orioles, a team that boasted future Hall of Famers John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. It was McNabb’s only season in the...
Via The Sports Post
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Robins Hurler Marquard Ends up on Wrong Side of Law

During the first World Series played in Cleveland, police were on the lookout for scalpers, and before Game 5, they found a most unlikely one in their dragnet. Even though Indians owner Jim Dunn added 6,000 seats to League Park to accommodate crazed fans, ticket prices went well over face value for $6 for a box seat and $5.50, $4.40 and $3.30 for reserved seats. More than 3,000 fans...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians to face Brooklyn in World Series

The 1920 World Series would feature two teams in search of their first championship. But unlike the Indians, who were making their first appearance in the Fall Classic, their opponent, the Brooklyn Dodgers, were making their second appearance in four years. The Dodgers had joined the National League in 1890, while Brooklyn was still its own city. The Dodgers – short for Trolley...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe, Yankees tangle in ‘Little World’s Series’

It was only May, but the matchup between the Indians and White Sox at the Polo Grounds was already being billed as the Little World’s Series. The Indians were regarded as a smart choice to win the American League pennant. The Yankees, who for their entire existence had played second fiddle in New York to the Giants, even sharing their ballpark, were starting to be regarded as more...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–October 21, 1980

1980: Steve Carlton handcuffed the Royals, allowing just four hits in seven innings while striking out seven, as the Phillies captured a World Series title by defeating the Royals 4-1 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.The Phillies won the Series four games to two. It was appropriate that the final game was won by Philadelphia pitching and the bat of Mike Schmidt, who was named...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

“World Series of Destiny” Storylines for Every Potential Matchup

Every World Series, it’s apparently not enough that they’re playing for the championship. In order to draw in the casual fan, there is always an emphasis on the matchup’s historic qualities. Every World Series is now touted as “inevitable” and “destiny” and “fated to happen” because of certain storylines that “had to meet here.” This is, of course, a crock...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

Former Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza turns 46 years old today. We’ve written dozens of great articles about Mike over the years, and after searching our archives I found one I think you will all like. So please enjoy this article by Taryn “The Coop” Cooper, originally published in March of 2012. 1969. 1973. 1986. 2000. Tom Seaver. Rusty Staub. Tug McGraw...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks undefeated thanks to Seabuscuit juju

Last week, as the Yankee barge was tanking against the Astros, bullpen cog Shawn Kelly came across a giant horse head mask, probably while clearing out an old bin of A-Rod's party supplies.  As everyone knows, horse head masks - made by the company known for the Yodeling Pickle - serve as powerful male sexual enhancements, famous for turning women's loins into apple...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa, now the Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division titles, six pennants and World Series...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Grant Began with the Tribe, Ended in the Argonne

He grew up Boston. He was memorialized in New York City – and much later, in San Francisco. But Eddie Grant began his baseball career – in a strange way – with Cleveland before becoming the answer to a tragic trivia question. Edward Leslie Grant was born May 21, 1883, in Franklin, Massachusetts. After his graduation from high school, he went to Harvard. After the school year...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Death of John McGraw

John McGraw was to baseball what Henry Ford was to the automobile. They did not invent their industries. They reinvented them. Straddling the line separating the 19th and 20th centuries, McGraw ended his career as a baseball player by performing the additional duties of manager, first with the Baltimore Orioles and then with the New York Giants. He was full of fire, brimstone...
Via The Sports Post
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Hall of Fame

A trio of former managers who won World Series Championships were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimou vote of the Expansion Era Committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000 games. Torre is one of five managers to win at least four World Series titles, which he...
Via Tireball.com
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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