Tris Speaker resigned as Indians manager on November 29, 1926, after a scandal broke in which pitcher Dutch Leonard claimed that Speaker and Ty Cobb fixed at least one game between Cleveland and the Detroit Tigers. Umpire Billy Evans called these accusations “purely a matter of personal revenge” for Leonard, who is reported to have been upset with Cobb and Speaker after a trade ended with Leonard in the minor leagues. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis cleared both Speaker and Cobb of any wrongdoing when Leonard did not show up at a hearing to discuss his accusations.
I have been posting plenty of Peanuts strips here, but now, how about a motion clip? I feel bad for Linus in this — nobody applauds his spectacular running-up-the-tree catch in the first moments of the video.
Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. was awarded the American League Rookie of the Year on November 24, 1982. Ripken’s consecutive game streak had already begun at this point, sitting at 118 games at this point.
Here’s a clip from a couple nights ago. Chris Russo’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard to my ears, and he talks in circles here, but he also makes some good points. Also, I just enjoy listening to anything that takes a positive view on baseball.