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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #21

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Originally Posted by Bucephalus View Post
If only it was just the designated hitter rule... 1845 was a long time before the Players' Union, free agency, steroids, and George Steinbrenner... Blech.
Thank you God for George Michael Steinbrenner III.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #22

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The first professional baseball team in America:

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The Cincinnati Red Stockings. Known today as the Cincinnati Reds.

Go Reds!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #23

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Originally Posted by Recusant View Post
(Nice job digging up this fine old thread, CuAllaidh!)
Agreed. Baseball is NEVER stale!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #24

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Originally Posted by diddyriddick View Post
Agreed. Baseball is NEVER stale!
LOL quite agree... though really my interest was mainly in medieval sports particular proto forms of baseball not the current sport as I am trying to recreate a number of the forgotten sports in my SCA group.
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Originally Posted by avon View Post
Two great stories. Mucho ...
Are you a baseball fan, avon?
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As I mentioned over in the general baseball thread, one of baseball's earliest stars, Deacon White, was finally selected for induction into the Hall of Fame. White was one of the stars of the National Association (1871-75), the loose confederation that preceded the founding of the National League.

With the talk above of dragging dead men across the plate, it seems appropriate that 100 years ago today a run was scored by an artificial leg:

Chronicling America - The Library of Congress
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