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In the Stadium with Denny Matthews

A major league baseball team plays 162 games in a season, but it’s rare any one player will play all of those contests.  However, today’s…

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Keeping Baseball Interesting

When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about all kinds of things to…

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A Career Talking About Baseball

Some of you know that one of my favorite times of the year is when baseball season begin.  So, with that season upon us once…

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The First Professional African American Baseball Player

Who was the first African American major league baseball player.  Most say Jackie Robinson.  However, residents of this town say it was another man who…

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Keokuk, Iowa–Major League Baseball Town?

You probably don’t think of Keokuk, Iowa as a town that could support a Major League Baseball team.  But that was once the case and…

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50 Years of Broadcasting Major League Baseball

162 games a year for 50 years…that’s over 8000 baseball games…and this man has seen virtually every single one of them.  Then again…that’s his job. …

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Keeping the Listener Interested Calling a Ballgame

When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about all kinds of things to…

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From the Hall of Fame to a Wiffle Ball Bat

Collecting and selling sports memorabilia can be big business.  John Baker ended up in it somewhat by accident and the stories he has to tell…

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One Pitch

Carl Mays’ baseball statistics are comparable to many who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. However, one pitch may keep him from…

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Baseball’s Carl Mays

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Carl Mays. He played on teams with Babe Ruth, had a 15 year major leaguer career, and…

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Brayan Pena

Bryan Pena has played catcher for the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals. However, his proudest accomplishment may be his route to American citizenship……..

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Leaving Cuba

Imagine growing up in a country where you were not allowed to leave its borders; a place where the stories you heard about the rest…

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For Sale: A Field of Dreams

This Iowa farm family is asking $5.4 million dollars for their corn field. For that price you get the house, barns AND a magical baseball…

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Jim Thorpe

In 1912 he was proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete and some of his Olympic records from that year still stood two decades later. He was…

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Back to Baseball

Jerry Coleman served his country as a pilot during World War II, then returned home to play professional baseball. 1949 marked the first of five…

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A Yankee Pilot

It is difficult to fathom the changes that took place in everyday life in the United State, yet alone Hawaii, after December 1941. Sports took…

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Waiting to Join…

Jerry Coleman was a high school senior when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor. He was drafted the very next year, but not by the military….

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