Take Me Out to the Ballgame on the ukulele

Here’s a fun rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” played on the ukulele by John Curtis.  When I saw how long the video was, I honestly hoped this would include playing the verses, but that did not end up being the case.  All the same, I enjoyed listening to this fun and upbeat cover thoroughly.


This day in baseball: Landis becomes commissioner

To replace the three-man National Commission, formerly governed by league presidents Ban Johnson and John Heydler and Reds owner Garry Herrmann, Kenesaw Mountain Landis became baseball’s first commissioner on January 21, 1921. After expressing initial reluctance, Landis accepted the job in November 1920 for seven years at a salary of $50,000, on condition he could remain on the federal bench.

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Landis opens the 1921 season (The Outlook)


Quote of the day

I’ve only been doing this fifty-four years.  With a little experience, I might get better.

~Harry Caray

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Still counting down

And getting closer!  Only 25 days until Spring Training begins!

 

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Multiple personalities

Let’s just hope number two doesn’t show up at a crucial moment in the game.

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This day in baseball

The Washington Nationals, also known as the Statesmen, were admitted to the National League on January 16, 1886.  The Nationals played its home games at the Swampoodle Grounds, going on to win only 28 games of the 120 games played in their first year.  The team existed for only four years and compiled a record of 163-337, for a .326 winning percentage.

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Swampoodle Grounds (Wikipedia)


Quote of the day

It’s a pretty sure thing that the player’s bat is what speaks loudest when it’s contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.

~Brooks Robinson

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