Jackie Robinson #42

There can never be enough said about #42 Jackie Robinson. Not only was #42 a tremendous baseball talent, Jackie was a man of character and

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Bill Klem

Bill Klem is believed to be the “The Father of Modern Baseball Umpires”. William Joseph Klimm was born February 22, 1874 in Rochester, New York. His name was

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Emmett Ashford

Emmett Ashford was the first African-American umpire in the MLB. He was an umpire in the American League from 1966 to 1970. His nickname was

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Durwood Merrill

Big, loud and beyond intimidation, Durwood Merrill was an umpire with a thick skin. He will always be remembered as one of the most colorful characters in

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Jimmy Piersall

JIMMY PIERSALL On June 23, 1963 knowing that his teammate Duke Snider didn’t receive much attention for hitting his 400th career homerun earlier in the

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Ron Luciano

Ron Luciano was a colorful, flamboyant and clever umpire. Known for his famous book, “The Umpire Strikes Back,” taken from the Star Wars movie, “The

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ALEXANDER CARTWRIGHT

Alexander Cartwright wrote the first baseball rule book and is know as the “Father of Baseball! ALEXANDER CARTWRIGHT “FATHER OF BASEBALL” Born Alexander Joy Cartwright

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TOM CONNOLLY

Tom Connolly was one of the first umpires inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Tom Connolly was born in Manchester, England on December 31,

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DOROTHY KAMENSHEK

Dorothy Kamenshek, nickname “Dottie”, was know as the greatest female baseball player of all time. Dottie played baseball for the Rockford Peaches and was the best player in

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Lena Blackburne

His Contribution to Baseball  Lena Blackburne and his contribution to baseball is unusual.  Blackburne was born on October 23, 1886 in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia.

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Merkle’s Bonehead Play

Merkle’s Bonehead Play applies to baseball rule four – specifically 4.09. It has to do with a batted ball and touching bases by every runner to

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PIERSALL INTERVIEW BY APPEL

The Marty Appel interview of Jimmy Piersall was unusual to say the least. Jimmy Piersall is now approaching 85 years old, an unforgettable character in

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