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  1. Wally

    That was an era when REAL MEN played sports

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  2. BradZ

    Interesting. That would be 1920-1922 when he was with the Yankees. They opened “The House that Ruth Built” in 1923. I love your ramblings, but didn’t know how you felt about baseball and the old-timers. I’ve often dreamt how cool to be able to go back in time and buy a ticket for a game like that.

    Just re-read the Bobby Jones book “The Grand Slam”. Right up there with Tommy’s Honor as the best golf books ever.

    -BZ

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      My dad played in the majors for a bit and even made the all star team one year.

      I am a major baseball historian.

      I even know Jackie Robinson was not the first African American in the majors. Moses “Fleet” Walker in the 19th century.

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      • BradZ

        Then you probably know that the revered “Cap Anson” was a major reason why he didn’t continue his career in baseball and, likely the reason it took another 50 years. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the commissioner was racist too.
        -BZ

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      • Monte Scheinblum

        Yep, sad. I wonder how many home runs Josh Gibson would have hit, how many wins Satchel Page would have had and how many bases Cool Papa Bell would have stolen.

        I also have a Stachel Page baseball signed to me.

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  3. Calvin D

    I love the nicknames the old-timers had. Big Train was a great one.
    I grew up listening to Harry Carey describe the exploits of Stan the Man on the radio. Musial is my all-time favorite. Well, and maybe Warren Spahn.

    Larry Doby started in the AL about the same time as Robinson but didn’t get the press. Doby was a great player too.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      I have baseballs signed “To Monte” from both Stan the Man and Warren Spahn.

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      • Calvin D

        Dang!

        I get the feeling there might be some little league coaching in your future.

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  4. Westy

    I’d love to be behind the plate for that one!

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