Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

Babe Ruth Had the Spanish Flu Twice in 1918

My (Evander’s) old friend and longtime supporter of the Right off the Bat project, Mike Katzmarek, reported a story he’d heard on a French-radio broadcast that started me on the slightly scattered subjects of this blog. Any errors of fact … Continue reading

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“Willie, Mickey, and the Duke” (and Probably in that Order)

The New York Times obituary portrays a self-lacerating Duke Snider. I had no idea. Snider’s career (1947–64) overlapped my early following baseball only on the late side. I therefore had a slight connection to this member of the New York City … Continue reading

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