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By Tom Meigs

Geared up baseball in lengthy seashore dates to 1910, when

the lengthy seashore Clothiers of the Southern California

Trolley League performed competitors at any place a streetcar may well take them. Exhibition video games later featured Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, and different significant League barnstormers. Homegrown expertise contains Baseball corridor of Famers Bob Lemon and Tony Gwynn. Pioneering entrepreneur invoice Feistner equipped the 1st accommodating baseball park in 1922 at Redondo street and Stearns highway within the shadow of oil-rich sign Hill. whilst ballplayers weren't at the Shell Park diamond, they labored the derricks.

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Badgers? I don't have no Badgers. We don't need no stinking Badgers. New nickname: Wisconsin Miller Lites. Syracuse Orangemen: This nickname refers to the narrow-minded, clannish and frugal Dutch settlers who came up the Hudson River after Manhattan Island real estate went through the roof, thanks to Peter Stuyvesant and those damned beads. This is an easy nickname to resolve, inasmuch as the backup is Saltine Warriors. Cut that down to Saltines, which are small, square crackers that crumble easily.

2 after this fight. ” (December 7, 1965) My first baseball road trip featured a ride on the Phillies' team bus as it sped through the flaming neighborhood of Watts. Four nights earlier—August 11, 1965—CHIP. officer Lee Minikus had arrested a young black man named Marquette Frye on suspicion of drunken driving. An ugly confrontation swiftly escalated into a small war that would leave 35 dead, 1,200 injured, more than 4,000 arrested and property damage in the hundreds of millions. By the time the Phillies flew down from San Francisco after a long, sloppy Sunday afternoon loss, Watts was in its third day as a combat zone.

And he recorded all the October disappointments—except for the one bizarre season when “Hell's Team” outfought everybody, even themselves. But some of his best writing has transformed bad games, or floundering teams, into high entertainment. ” Conlin's playfulness with language and ideas has led to creative nicknames—like “The Jowly Grim Giant” for Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson—and to whole stories based on outrageous premises. Who else would report a baseball game from the viewpoint of a space alien?

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