Baseball

Shortstop and Skydiver Collide
The Hannibal Cavemen are a summer collegiate baseball team that plays in Missouri, made up of mostly college players looking to hone their skills. Mattingly Romanin is a sophomore at Chicago State University and plays shortstop for the Cavemen. He also has the distinction of sustaining an injury tha…
Joe DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hit Streak Comes to an End
It was July 17, 1941, in Cleveland before the largest baseball crowd that year when Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak came to an end. The most unfortunate thing about that game is it was not televised, so there is no recording of the event that saw DiMaggio go 0 for 3 that night.
Cleveland Indians Fan Has One Lucky Day
Fans go to baseball games hoping to catch a foul ball; some go their whole life without getting close. For one Cleveland Indians fan, the lottery would have been easier to win than what happened to him this past Sunday. The Indians were playing the Kansas City Royals at home, when Greg Van Niel, a s…
This Is Sports Cliche Week
To coincide with Baseball’s All Star game tonight, it's sport cliché week. You’ve heard them when a player is being interviewed and wants to say the right thing. Most are standard issue from some book professional athletes must be required to read before t…
1946 Baseball and Some ‘Firsts’ to Happen That Year
In this day and age of high-priced baseball players, it’s hard to believe that at one time baseball players made next to nothing. In 1946, for instance, player’s salaries were raised, ‘raised’ mind you, to $5,000 per season and not all players re…
What Are You Doing This 4th Of July Weekend?
Happy Birthday America! Many of us will enjoy time with our families and take in a fireworks display, a parade and maybe a trip to the beach. With the 4th of July being on a Thursday, many people will get a long 4-day weekend. So, what are you going to be doing?
Kid Beats Up Dad for Not Catching Foul Ball
What says "summer is finally here" better than being smacked repeatedly in the chest by a small child? Lemonade? Sure. The distant jangle of ice cream trucks? Absolutely. Fireworks and BBQ? Okay, fine, we get it. Lots of stuff is more summery than this, but none of those are nearly as funn…

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