I have this video queued up to start at Cashman’s tribute to the Braves, but it’s not the only song in the video. If you wish to see and hear more of the video’s content, feel free to start at the beginning of it. Enjoy!
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In a game against the Red Sox on July 22, 1909, Detroit’s Ty Cobb stole three bases in a single inning. This feat, occurring at Huntington Grounds in Boston, helped give the Tigers a 6-0 victory.
If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.
On July 19, 1933, Rick and Wes Ferrell became the first set of brothers to hit home runs in the same game playing on opposing teams. Rick’s homer came off a pitch thrown by his brother.
Here’s a piece written by a high school ballplayer, Michael Kumar, a little over a year ago. I can’t help but love this piece, if only because I played center field for my high school softball team. It’s a fun position — you’ve gotta have speed, a strong, accurate throwing arm, and the ability to lead.
I am from center field,
From where the rich green grass and the warm brown dirt meet.
I am from the place where champions are made, and
legends are born.
I am from the drive to succeed and the fear of failure.
I am from where players made footsteps too deep to fill,
From the same turf legends and DiMaggio and Mantle, and where The Say Hey Kid
made his famous catch.
I am from the roar of the fans and the chatter of my teammates.
I’m from the place where I feel comfortable, and I am determined to stay here.
I’m from the place where left meets right and I am ready.
I am home.
On July 17, 1936, Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell achieved a 6-0 victory over the Pirates. This became the first of a 24-game winning streak for Hubbell, who would not lose a game until Memorial Day of 1937. Hubbell’s consecutive game winning streak record continues to stand today.
Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.