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How Joe Jackson threw the World Series

How Joe Jackson threw the World Series
April 5, 2016 No Comments »

Joe Jackson batted .375 with 12 hits in the eight games of the 1919 World Series. He led the Chicago White Sox with six runs batted in and hit their only home run. Excellent performance by one of baseball’s best ... Read More »

The smog that strangled Stan Musial’s hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania

The smog that strangled Stan Musial’s hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2012 1 Comment »

What would it take for a small town with a population under 10,000 to be known for something other than producing two of the greatest players in baseball history? One of the strangest, most tragic disasters in American history: a ... Read More »

The dark secrets and mysterious death of Red Sox manager Chick Stahl

The dark secrets and mysterious death of Red Sox manager Chick Stahl
August 16, 2012 2 Comments »

A century ago when one of Boston's most famous citizens killed himself under strange circumstances in a gruesome fashion, muttering final words that rival the gasping "Rosebud" of Charles Foster Kane, it prompted shock, sadness, and conspiracy theories Read More »

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia
August 10, 2010 No Comments »

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun blast and his mother was facing arrest for manslaughter. The small community was abuzz over the shocking death of their most influential ... Read More »