Tag Archives: nostalgia

I wasn’t there: Indians-Senators, 1939

A coworker of mine has what might be described as a throwback blog called Cladrite Radio and today he wrote about a somewhat recent posting of the full-day audio archives from Sept. 21, 1939, of WJSV in Washington, D.C. I think the most apt description of these recordings is an audio time machine. What stood

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People still come, Ray

I’ve been to heaven. Twice, in fact. I first learned you could go there on your own time during my junior year of college. A friend of mine from western Illinois, Joe, had a photo of himself with several friends, a few I knew, together on the ballfield in the cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa. Until

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Ernie Harwell’s legacy

I love this thought: There’s a man in Mobile who remembers a triple he saw Honus Wagner hit in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That’s baseball. So is the scout reporting that a 16-year-old sandlot pitcher in Cheyenne is the new “Walter Johnson.” And also this one: In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. Here the only

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My year on the disabled list

As a kid, I played baseball from sometime in maybe the second grade through my junior year of high school. When I wasn’t good enough to make varsity before my senior year and realized that I would be practicing every day and playing sparingly in games, I decided to enjoy the spring afternoons with my

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Photo Friday: Angels vs. Yankees, 1992

Donnie Baseball stands in Didn’t get around to today’s slideshow as early as I have the past two weeks, so no attempt at a soundtrack today and no particular reason for choosing this set. This was a late-August game between two teams going nowhere in 1992: the Angels and Yankees. California, as the Angels were

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