The Atlanta house bombing with the Miracle Mets connection

On June 29, 1947, a bomb went off at the residence at 361 Ashby St., in Atlanta, Ga. One report said that the bomb caused "enormous" damage, while another stated that it blew out a stairway at the residence. There were no reports that an arrest was ever made, but the motive was pretty clear. … Continue reading The Atlanta house bombing with the Miracle Mets connection

A year’s worth of baseball history: the best of RIP Baseball’s Grave Stories

Given the death count of 2020, writing stories about the gravesites that I've visited has had to take a back seat to keeping up with current obituaries. That's unfortunate, because it's a lot of fun to dig through newspaper archives to glean information about a forgotten outfielder or someone who pitched in a single game. … Continue reading A year’s worth of baseball history: the best of RIP Baseball’s Grave Stories

Talking about the Hall of Name with D.B. Firstman

Baseball has many legendary names… Aaron, Ruth, DiMaggio, Paige. Then there are the legendary names. Johnny Dickshot. Razor Shines. Urban Shocker. Maybe the players themselves aren’t in the Hall of Fame, but those names are pretty memorable. Author D.B. Firstman has a new book that celebrates 100 of the best names of all time, along … Continue reading Talking about the Hall of Name with D.B. Firstman