Baseball will kill ya

So yesterday I wrote a bit about fans who have died at the ballpark over the years. Last night, I was doing a little research into our next grave story and came across this news brief. I thought I'd share it as a reminder that, yes, baseball is dangerous for the people who play it, … Continue reading Baseball will kill ya

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Baseball history: Chief Meyers wants you to stop killing his brother

This is a really poor copy of the Detroit Free Press, dated September 16, 1913, but I have transcribed it as best as I can, because this needs to be preserved for posterity. Some of the language is un-PC, but it was 1913. Source: Detroit Free Press, September 16, 1913. “So insistent have the newspapers … Continue reading Baseball history: Chief Meyers wants you to stop killing his brother

Baseball History: That time Lou Gehrig put Babe Ruth in the hospital

So occasionally while I'm researching one thing, I'll come across a completely different thing that's just as interesting as the thing I was researching in the first place. Got that? I stumbled across this photo in the Oshkosh Northwestern, dated July 20, 1934 while researching my next couple of grave stories. Babe Ruth and Lou … Continue reading Baseball History: That time Lou Gehrig put Babe Ruth in the hospital