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Hal Epps — Flychaser Supreme

by Ronnie Joyner When one looks back at the 1944 American League champion St. Louis Browns, their memories are probably dominated by images of pepperpot second baseman Don Gutteridge, hard-hitting shortstop Vern Stephens, clutch-hitting outfielder Al Zarilla, ex-marine hurler Sig Jakucki, or home run hero Chet Laabs. Others may see visions of guys like Ellis […]

CONNIE MACK IS GONE FIFTY YEARS

by Max Silberman February 8, 1956: A sad day for baseball fans. Connie Mack passes away at the age of 93. A man born during the Civil War, born the son of Irish immigrants became the most dominant figure the game of baseball had known.  

His 1938 Athletics Finally Give Him a Championship

Bob Neighbors: A Hero Remembered

by Ronnie Joyner On August 8th, 1952, St. Louis Browns right-hander Duane Pillette toed the rubber, all set to face off against Cleveland Indians fireballer Bob Feller in a rather ordinary game at Sportsman’s Park. As a matter of fact, everything at the ballpark was pretty ordinary that day. The Brownies were 18 games below […]