Roger Connor: The answer to two great trivia questions

  Old Dutch wrote a few weeks ago about Amos Rusie, a flame-throwing Giant who inspired the modern pitching rubber distance of 60 feet, 6-inches. Granted, he was of a different era, but how could a guy with more than 2,000 career strikeouts and such a profound influence on the game’s evolution exist so anonymously [...]

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Eliza Green (secretly) blazed trails for women in baseball

  There were women who blazed the trail for females in base ball going back even before Susan B. Anthony and her suffragist movement. In 1882, Eliza Green, who grew up in the same Rochester, NY neighborhood as Miss Anthony, became the official scorekeeper for the Chicago White Stockings – not the White Stockings that [...]

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June 19, 1846: The American game is born

  The American game of base ball was born on this date, June 19, 1846. That was the day a group of upper middle class men met on the grounds of the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey to socialize, get a little exercise, and try out a new set of rules put down by [...]

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