Neal Pollard One of the great American personalities of the 20th Century, Yogi Berra, has died. The 90 year old died Tuesday, September 22, in West Caldwell, New Jersey. In his wake, Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher with the New York Yankees in the 1940s-1960s, left a book full of memorable quotes, such as: … Continue reading Lessons From Yogi Berra’s “Yogi-isms”
Neal Pollard It happened on October 16, 1912, the eighth (*) and deciding game of the World Series. In the bottom of the 10th, with his New York Giants winning by a run, Clyde Engle sent a lazy pop fly to centerfield. Fred Snodgrass, an average hitter and dependable fielder, settled under it and ultimately … Continue reading “Snodgrass’s Muff”
Neal Pollard He was named after a World War I general, born in Los Angeles in 1918 just after the American doughboys went “over there.” There are four men who played Major League Baseball older than Robert Pershing (“Bobby”) Doerr (Mike Sandlock in 99, Eddie Carnett and Alex Monchak are 98, and Carl Miles in … Continue reading A LINK TO HISTORY
Neal Pollard Baltimore was the host of history yesterday. Never, in nearly 150 years of professional baseball in America, has a regular season baseball game between two Major League teams been closed to the public. I estimated the crowd inside Camden Yard to have been exactly zero fans in the stands, breaking Baltimore’s old record-low … Continue reading No Fans?