June 1, 1917: Hank Gowdy Enlists

Hank Gowdy was a great ball player and a great patriot.   The high point of his ball career was in the 1914 World Series where he was the most valuable player for winning the World Series for the Boston Braves. 

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Cubs Win World Series

  The Chicago Cubs, breaking a 108 year drought, have won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the Series, eight to seven.  The two teams were evenly matched, with the Cubs managing the very

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October 14, 1908: Cubs Win the World Series

    Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States when the Cubs last won the World Series on October 14, 1908, defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-0.  Just barely within human memory, about one hundred Americans are still alive now

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

  Something for the weekend.  Take Me Out to the Ballgame.  My secretary’s two young sons have donned their uniforms and begun participating in their baseball league and that caused me to think of what used to be called our

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The Babe and the Brother

“It was at St. Marys that I met and learned to love the greatest man I’ve ever known. He was the father I needed. He taught me to read and write, and the difference between right and wrong.” Babe Ruth

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Various & Sundry, 8/28/13

Obama’s Half-Measures with Syria I disagree with Abrams that we should intervene, but he’s right about Obama’s approach. Why are a hundred thousand killed by conventional means not a cause for action, but several hundred killed from chemical weapons means

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MLB Preview: AL East

The smell of freshly cut grass.  The thermometer registering above 50.  Birds chirping to signal the dawn of each new day.  Yes, if you live in the southern states, some of you might actually be enjoying these signs of Spring. 

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