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We all remember the play. 2014 World Series game 7 at Kansas City. Giants lead 3-2, 2 outs, bottom of the ninth. Madison Bumgarner is virtually untouchable until he gives up an 0-1 opposite field single to left center by the Royals’ Alex Gordon.  SF Center Fielder, Gregory Blanco, misplays the ball, which scoots past him to the wall. Gordon turns on the speed and heads towards second in time to see left fielder, Juan Perez, mishandle the pickup. On to third goes Gordon and just as he reaches the bag, cut-off man Brandon Crawford fields the throw in shallow left and turns, ready to gun the ball to Buster Posey waiting at home to end the game and the series a batter early. Kansas City 3rd base coach, Mike Jirschele, seeing this develop, throws up his hands as a stop sign and Gordon holds at third to give Salvador Perez a chance to tie the game. That’s 2014. But what about the first Giants World Series in 1905? What might have happened if one of John McGraw’s Giant runners tried to run into a sure out at the plate? A stop sign? And if he ran through, then what?

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Mike Trout Signed Jersey
Starting this month I will feature (1) Major League Baseball Item for Sale. 
I am doing this to help fund my website since I have no corporate sponsor.
So this month's item is a Mike Trout White Angels Signed Jersey 
If you wish to purchase press the Paypal Button.  Expect delivery in 3-4 weeks
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 Only $549  plus $20 for shipping and insurance  This is shipped directly from MLB  I never touch it. 
 



 
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Christy Mathewson

"Christy Mathewson, Pitching in a pinch"

by Thomas Riendeau

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Baseball APPS

Two baseball apps that teach MLB history through games



Baseball fans have that one friend who's like a walking encyclopedia of baseball, being able to recall scores and player stats from games as far as a decade ago. Now, you can now answer his or her every trivia by downloading two apps that are filled with baseball facts and history. These apps are like virtual historians, containing knowledge from thousands of baseball matches that happened as early as the 70s.

Baseball Legends

Two baseball apps that teach MLB history through games

All baseball fans have that one friend who's like a walking encyclopedia of the sport, being able to recall scores and player stats from games as far back as a decade ago. Now, you can know the answers to his or her every trivia questions by downloading two apps that are filled with baseball facts and history. These apps are like virtual history books, containing knowledge from thousands of baseball matches that happened as early as the 70s. Baseball Legends



Baseball Legends has over 1,000 baseball-related facts and trivia that cover everything from Mickey Mantle’s retirement speech to the total number of homeruns by Babe Ruth. It would’ve probably been better if Baseball Legends also included historical data about the betting odds of players during playoffs to give hardcore fans a real grasp of previous games.Betfair, the largest Internet betting exchange in the world, logs the most comprehensive information on odds not only for baseball but other major sports as well. It’s information such as this that would have improved the app as well as some of the big winners who won huge amounts betting on the World Series.

Baseball Legends has two game modes: Regular and Time Trial. Regular Mode gives users 10 seconds to answer each question while Time Trial lets people answer as many questions in 1 minute and 30 seconds. Anyone who plays the two game modes regularly can possibly become the next host for Stump the Schwab. That is, if ESPN revives the wonderful show.

This app is available on the App Store for $0.99.

Baseball Trivia: Learn Baseball Facts & History



This is a very nice app that helps users inflate their knowledge on baseball. There are 3 types of information that can be found on this app. There’s the baseball trivia corner that covers the entire history of MLB, a dedicated section for the Boston Red Sox, and an exclusive portion for the New York Yankees.

There are 5 game modes in Baseball Trivia namely Find it, Tear it Down, Build it Up, Up and Down, and Mix it Up. Mix it up is the easiest mode since all users have to do is rearrange the letters to solve the puzzle, and Tear It Down is the hardest since people need to remove letters to find the answer.

The app is available on the App Store for free.

Baseball history is important because it helps us understand the present. There’s no way to intelligently track a player’s stats or team’s performance without studying their past first so these 2 apps are really nice to have around.

 
A Message From Alexander Joy Cartwright, IV

Sometimes in families sons are named after their father, and the custom is carried on from generation to generation. Yet, many of those descendents are often not aware of who the person was that they were originally named after. That is not the case with me. My name is Alexander Joy Cartwright, IV. I was named after my great-great-grandfather who designed the baseball diamond, and formed many of the rules still in use today by America's National Pastime..

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This Day in Baseball History
My friend Leo Paneta publishes a daily report on historical events in baseball history.  This is an excellent source for daily trivia and for those pesky research reports one has to do in High School.
Clic here for  "This Day in Baseball History"

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News Flash


Hoboken already has a plaque on 11th Street commemorating the location of the first baseball game to be played under the rules that form the basis of the modern sport. Now a group of primarily Canadian and American baseball enthusiasts want to make the city the permanent home of the World Baseball Hall of Fame (WBHF).

The organization is different from, and hopes to distinguish itself from, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., the premier patron of baseball history since the 1930s. The World Baseball Hall of Fame was recently reestablished after being founded in the early 1990s, and as of yet has no physical headquarters, hence the interest in Hoboken.
 

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