This day in baseball: Weiss becomes Mets president

On March 14, 1961, former Yankees president George Weiss agreed to become the first president of the expansion New York Mets. It is believed that the Mets offered Weiss a five-year deal at $100,000 annually, more than he ever earned during his 14 seasons with the Yankees.

George Weiss

George Weiss (National Baseball Hall of Fame)


One with the bat

I never really could understand the idea of becoming “one with the bat.”  Wouldn’t that hurt?

duplex comic

gocomics.com


Distance run per game per sport

I don’t think it comes as a surprise that baseball involves the least amount of running of any of these.  I am a bit surprised that a tennis match requires more running than a basketball game.  It looks like the original data came from Runner’s World, though I suppose it would be unfair to include the distance of a marathon in this chart.

Distance run per sport

the18.com


Quote of the day

If T. S. Eliot had stayed in St Louis, he would never have held that April was the cruelest month. Well, unless he was a Browns fan.

~Markham Shaw Pyle

Pyle

Amazon


Happy Halloween!

Whether you are trick-or-treating, giving out candy, visiting haunted houses, going to a party, or just kicking back, please be safe!  Also, this picture makes me want a cookie.

cookie


First ASG scorecard

In anticipation of the All-Star Game being played tonight, here’s a look at the scorecard from the very first All-Star Game played in 1933.  The American League won, 4-2, in Chicago.

 

1st ASG scorecard

National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

 


Quote of the day

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.

~Al Spalding

 

Spalding

businesshistory.com

 


Happy Mother’s Day!

Because where would a lot of our favorite ballplayers be today without their moms?

mothers day


Archived Innings is live!

And it is running under its own domain: archivedinnings.com

If you get the chance, you should stop in and check out the new header. It’s nothing super fancy, but I created it myself, and it’s not too shabby.


On deck: Archived Innings

As you know, I have been considering the possibility of changing the name of this blog.  After reaching out to family, friends, and readers for ideas and giving it much thought of my own, I’ve decided that I am going to rechristen this site Archived Innings — a hint of baseball and a hint of history rolled into two words!

I am hoping to make the transition over the course of the next week.  I am putting the final touches on the new banner and looking into how to make the change to the domain name.  Hopefully things will all go smoothly!  Stay tuned for this exciting new phase!