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“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” ― Leo Durocher

“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” 
― Leo Durocher

Louis Prima: With all the great players playing ball right now, how well do you think you would do against today’s pitchers?
Ty Cobb: Well, I figure against today’s pitchers I’d only probably hit about .290
Louis Prima: .290? Well that’s amazing, because you batted over .400 a… a whole bunch of times. Now tell us all, we’d all like to know, why do you think you’d only hit .290?
Ty Cobb: Well, I’m 72 fucking years old you ignorant son of a bitch.

Louis Prima: With all the great players playing ball right now, how well do you think you would do against today’s pitchers?

Ty Cobb: Well, I figure against today’s pitchers I’d only probably hit about .290

Louis Prima: .290? Well that’s amazing, because you batted over .400 a… a whole bunch of times. Now tell us all, we’d all like to know, why do you think you’d only hit .290?

Ty Cobb: Well, I’m 72 fucking years old you ignorant son of a bitch.

oj-reborn1:

saanity:

the realest

Life

oj-reborn1:

saanity:

the realest

Life

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mightyflynn:

1913
via Legendary Auctions

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daily-sports:

PIC: Wide forkball-type grip Robert Coello uses to throw WTF pitch (via Yahoo)

daily-sports:

PIC: Wide forkball-type grip Robert Coello uses to throw WTF pitch (via Yahoo)

mightyflynn:


It’s impossible to understand the Black Sox scandal without taking into consideration the intimate relationship between baseball and gambling during that era. 
Fixing games, betting on games and bribery offers were common practices during baseball’s Deadball Era in the early 20th century — and these were just the schemes initiated by players. Millions of fans bet on baseball, too, in a popular societal pastime that resembles today’s fantasy football leagues and NCAA basketball tournament bracket pools. 
Baseball’s powers that be implicitly encouraged this behavior because attendance was soaring. Even when their own players were involved with game-fixing, baseball executives looked the other way. While the fixing of the 1919 World Series may have, in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, destroyed “the faith of fifty million people,” it certainly was nothing new in baseball. In this series about gambling in the Deadball Era, I’ll explore the culture that made the scandal possible.
- Jacob Pomrenke, The National Pastime Museum
Read the rest: “Gambling in the Deadball Era” (Part 1)

1919 White Sox photo via Uni Watch/BSmile

mightyflynn:

It’s impossible to understand the Black Sox scandal without taking into consideration the intimate relationship between baseball and gambling during that era. 

Fixing games, betting on games and bribery offers were common practices during baseball’s Deadball Era in the early 20th century — and these were just the schemes initiated by players. Millions of fans bet on baseball, too, in a popular societal pastime that resembles today’s fantasy football leagues and NCAA basketball tournament bracket pools. 

Baseball’s powers that be implicitly encouraged this behavior because attendance was soaring. Even when their own players were involved with game-fixing, baseball executives looked the other way. While the fixing of the 1919 World Series may have, in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, destroyed “the faith of fifty million people,” it certainly was nothing new in baseball. In this series about gambling in the Deadball Era, I’ll explore the culture that made the scandal possible.

- Jacob Pomrenke, The National Pastime Museum

Read the rest: “Gambling in the Deadball Era” (Part 1)

1919 White Sox photo via Uni Watch/BSmile

oldtimefamilybaseball:

mightyflynn:

from Here’s How in Sports by Morie Morrison, 1948

I would pay untold sums of money for the original art to this. It’s like the secret grail of bunt-themed art pieces. 

oldtimefamilybaseball:

mightyflynn:

from Here’s How in Sports by Morie Morrison, 1948

I would pay untold sums of money for the original art to this. It’s like the secret grail of bunt-themed art pieces.