Category Archives: Sports

Bert Campaneris Plays All Nine Positions In Game (Sept. 8, 1965)

In 1965, the Kansas City A’s were on their way to a 103-loss season. In order to draw crowds, A’s owner Charlie O. Finley came up with “Campy Campaneris Night,” in which his young shortstop would appear at a different position each inning…. More>>

Essay: Grover Cleveland Alexander Vs. The Yankees Murderers Row, 10-10-26

1926 New York Yankees baseball team posed

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The Cardinals were up 3-2 but the bases were loaded with two outs. Facing Yankee rookie slugger Tony Lazzeri, Alexander got him to strike out and then held the Yankees scoreless for two more innings…More>>

Essay: Warren Spahn Vs. Juan Marichal 7-2-63, Candlestick Park

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For 15 innings, Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal put matching sets of zeros up on the Candlestick scoreboard. Inning after inning, deep into the night, nobody could score. Finally, the end came suddenly — with one out in the 16th, shortly after midnight…More>>