I was born John Robert Savage on December 1, 1921 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Prior to 1939, life was quite normal and I played all sports living in a large neighborhood in Manchester. I would say there were at least 40 to 50 kids in a four square-block area. When I was about nine […]
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by Max Silberman When A’s fans mention great left-handed pitchers, the names of Lefty Grove, Eddie Plank and Bobby Shantz immediately spring to mind. When Phillie Curt Schilling struck out 300 batters for the second consecutive year in 1998, he joined an elite group of five pitchers including the A’s wacky Rube Waddell.
by Max Silberman The movement of baseball franchises, including those of the Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, and Washington Senators, left millions of baseball fans without a rooting interest in a baseball team. With the exception of the Dodgers, whose fans continued to cheer for them in Los Angeles, […]