February 29, 2020

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One of the greatest baseball books ever written may have been tossed in a drawer and forgotten, had it not been for Dodgers pitcher, Carl Erskine, 93...

February 26, 2020

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Just learned of the passing of George Yankowski, an Army sniper in the Battle of the Bulge who told me about the sound of bullets whizzing past his h...

February 5, 2020

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This week America lost another Greatest Generation MLB player and U.S. Navy veteran. Don Hasenmayer made his major-league debut on May 2, 1945,  when...

January 15, 2020

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So, you'll be hearing more soon from another batboy, now 87, who has come forth with some wonderful accounts of Chapel Hill during WWII.  His name is...

December 18, 2019

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This week archivists in Norfolk shared some amazing images I'd never seen. Eddie Robinson, (pictured in middle) turned 99 on Dec. 15.  He's MLB's old...

December 10, 2019

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If you've seen the film, "Ford v. Ferrari" you understand how Ford Motor Company helped win WWII, cranking out bombers and trucks for the US Army whi...

November 24, 2019

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Sadly Val Heim, MLB's oldest-surviving  MLB player (Chicago White Sox 1942) passed away on Thursday Nov. 21.  He had just celebrated his 99th birthda...

November 17, 2019

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Another Silverback has fallen. Irv Noren died two weeks shy of his 95th birthday on Nov. 15.  When we spoke in March 2019, he said he did not feel we...

October 3, 2019

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Earlier this year I met Tommy Lasorda, thanks to his assistant Felipe, who arranged a Sunday afternoon coffee at the Fullerton Starbucks. Tommy turne...

September 20, 2019

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At 98 Eddie Robinson is the second-oldest living MLB player and the 1948 World Series champion is busy penning his second book.  The Paris, Texas, na...

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