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Bill Veeck Did More for Baseball than Send a Midget Up to Bat
Baseball and Football

Bill Veeck Did More for Baseball than Send a Midget Up to Bat

Bill Veeck was one of the most innovative, colorful owners in baseball history, but he’s remembered for sending a midget (little person) to bat in a real, official game.

Dominic DiMaggio, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field
Baseball and Football

Dominic DiMaggio, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field

Dominic DiMaggio, known as “Joe’s kid brother,” was a great center fielder and solid hitter. He had a 33-game hitting streak the same year Joe hit in 56 consecutive games.

Spring Fills Me With Images of Baseball and Crocuses
Baseball and Football

Spring Fills Me With Images of Baseball and Crocuses

The Red Sox were a second-rate, stupid, racist organization, who blamed their futility on a dead man’s curse. In 2002, when new owners put Theo Epstein in charge of player decisions, and won their first World Series in 86 years two years later. Here’s a look back at some infamous Red Sox failures that were wrongly blamed on Babe Ruth’s curse