Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

Stealing Homes: Dodger Stadium’s Dark Legacy

July 28, 2021

Dodger Stadium opened in the Chavez Ravine area of Los Angeles in 1962. Before that, the area was home to the Mexican-American communities of La Loma, Palo Verde, and Bishop. People lived there. A Vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch.

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Baseball: Negro League Stars

June 14, 2021

Between 1920 and 1948, when baseball’s Major Leagues were segregated, some 3,400 players competed in the Negro Leagues. Neil Paine introduces some Negro League stars who should be household names.

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Move Over Babe, Here Comes Henry

January 23, 2021

“Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry),” written by Bill Slayback and Ernie Harwell, recorded by Bill Slayback, 1973. The song commemorates Atlanta baseball player Hank Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s 714 home run career record. With Hank Aaron’s death, the title sounds like a seating change in baseball heaven.

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“Babe Ruth’s record was a mythical monument of white superiority. Hank Aaron tore it down.” Kevin B. Blackistone, Washington Post

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Donald Trump at Wrigley Field

October 30, 2016

Pro wrestling promoter Donald Trump made America’s Pastime great again in 2000. Cubs fans booed.

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Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match)

May 22, 2016

 

“Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match),” early Japanese animation by Yokohama Cinema Shokai, 1931. Teams: Rabbits versus Tanukis (raccoon dogs).

Yasuji Murata (Director & Animator)
Chûzô Aochi (Director)
Benshi narration by Midori Sawato

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Yogi, 1925 — 2015

September 25, 2015

Yogi, 1925 -- 2015
Baseball’s Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra – slugger (lifetime .285, 358 home runs, 1,430 RBIs), catcher, coach and manager, man of words and soft drink salesmandied Tuesday at the age of 90. He had played in more World Series games than anyone else, earned three Most Valuable Player awards, and played to 10 World Series wins.

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Baseball Bats & Bubblegum

April 13, 2014

Baseball Bats & Bubblegum

Double Bubble baseball bats filled with bubblegum. Because you can’t sell chewing tobacco to kids.

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Hot Dogs

April 7, 2014

Hot Dogs

“If the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is right, Americans will eat enough hot dogs at Major League Baseball stadiums this season to stretch from Nationals Park to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field in Phoenix.

Nearly 21.4 million hot dogs will be eaten, the trade group says. And we’ll eat another 5.5 million sausages.”

— “Hail to the ballpark hot dog: We’ll eat 21M this year,” Jeff Clabaugh, Washington Business Journal

More:

“Hot Dogs Remain Top Dog For Major League Baseball Fans,” National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (press release) (Infographic)

“Hot dogs and beer: See what $20 buys at the ballpark,” CNN

The death of the hot dog & the weirdness of new ballpark food,” Stephen Mast, Fox Sports

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Boston’s Turn to Howl!

October 31, 2013

Boston's Turn to Howl!

Boston won Game 6 on Wednesday and clinched the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park . The last time the Red Sox won the title at home was in 1918, when the Military Fly-Over was a flock of Army homing pigeons.

More:

“Red Sox cap season with World Series title,” Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

“2013 World Series: Red Sox take third title in 10 seasons,” Barry Svrluga, Washington Post

“An unforgettable season of redemption,” Matt Pepin, Boston.com 

“Red Sox Rout Cardinals to Win Series,” David Waldstein, New York Times

“Red Sox Players To Shave Beards,” Courtney Subramanian, Time Magazine blog

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Boston vs. St. Louis: Bring the Noise!

October 24, 2013

Brass sections of  the St. Louis Symphony and Boston Symphony Orchestra face off.

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