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At a private party celebrating his birthday, friends, former teammates, and luminaries paid tribute to Henry Aaron, who turned 80 on Wednesday. His tribute continued, when he spoke as part of the Living Portrait Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In addition, a painting...
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  1962 was an incredible year. Marilyn Monroe died. Rod Laver won the Grand Slam in Men's tennis. The Cuban Missile Crises had us all on our toes and three amazing cities, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York hosted amazing baseball teams featuring some of the greatest ballplayers that...
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On Fridays Phil Naessens Show Phil briefly recaps games one and two of the World Series and then is joined by Author Steven R. Travers who will discuss his latest book A Tale of Three Cities . To listen to the program from the site please click the link provided below. To save this program to...
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With Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game being held in Kansas City this year, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is receiving plenty of attention this weekend. Located in the same city, efforts are being made so that the African American Golden Age of the sandlot,...
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"Then there's the guy with the beard," Obama said as he turned to Brian Wilson in the back row. "I do fear it."  He’d invited the Giants to the White House to celebrate their 2010 World Series victory, and even seldom-conforming Brian Wilson dressed appropriately in a pinstriped...
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I just read Jane Leavy’s great Mickey Mantle biography, The Last Boy. For many reasons I had to contrast it with an earlier authorized biography, Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend by James Hirsch. Where Leavy’s work was a masterpiece, Hirsch’s book was pedestrian. This leads me to analyze Mays, his...