Many tomes have been published geared to making a buck on Wrigley Field’s centennial year. As a collection they are not top rank aside from George Will’s wondrous entry. Now we have another contender “Wrigley Field Year By Year.” Continue reading
For all of you who enjoyed All About “A” — here is “All About “B.” With the season upon us and baseball in the air and on the tongue, herewith a primer for novices and super experts. Enjoy, and keeps those letters and suggestions coming.
THE BABE George Herman Ruth leads off the list and paces the list in most nick-names acquired. First called “Babe” by teammates on the Baltimore Orioles, his first professional team because of his youth, G.H.Ruth was also called “Jidge” by Yankee teammates, short for George. He called most players “Kid,” because he couldn’t remember names, even of his closest friends. Opponents called him “The Big Monk” and “Monkey.” Continue reading
This is the time of year that the usual assortment of baseball books as tie in to the new season surface. Generally, the quality is mixed. The 2014 sports season is a departure. Generally, the quality is excellent. So let’s take a look. Continue reading