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M.C. Hammer

I never imagined that M.C. Hammer would make his way into this blog, but it turns out, Hammer Time has a connection to baseball. Stanley Kirk Burrell (M.C. Hammer’s given name) once upon a time served as a batboy for the Oakland Athletics. After seeing the 11-year-old break dancing in the parking lot of the…

This day in baseball: Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons elected to HoF

On January 21, 1953, Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean and A’s outfielder Al Simmons were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Notably, Joe DiMaggio, who was in his first year of eligibility, was not elected and would instead have to wait until 1955, his third year on the…

Quote of the day

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong. ~from The Sandlot

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~Walt Whitman

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