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Posts from — March 2002


by George Devine, Sr.

Ernie Harwell…..

2001 marks Ernie Harwell’s 63rd season broadcasting, and we wish many more for this walking, talking baseball classic. Last week, when the Detroit Tigers visited the Athletics at Oakland, I mustered the courage to ask him if I could stand in the door at the rear of the visiting radio booth to listen to his play-by-play account. [Read more →]

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By David M. Jordan

Crash Davis

One of the most popular player-members of the As Historical Society, and a very welcome guest whenever he has visited, is Lawrence Crash Davis, the pride of Greensboro, North Carolina. [Read more →]

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A Friend Passes On

By David M. Jordan

Emory Nicholas Bubba Church

On Monday evening, September 17, 2001, Emory Nicholas Bubba Church died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Birmingham, Alabama. Bubba Church was one of the key members of the 1950 Phillies Whiz Kids, and that fact alone makes his death a sad piece of news for Philadelphias baseball fans. Konstanty, Ennis, Ashburn, Jones, Waitkus, Hamner – the list of departed heroes from that team grows ever longer. For members of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, the passing of Bubba Church means even more. For, while Bubba never pitched for the As, he has been a longtime and faithful friend of the Society. The day before his death, Bubba spoke with Society general manager Ernie Montella about his eagerness to attend the Society’s breakfast reunion on October 21. [Read more →]

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Oakland, California, February 5, 2002 – Marty Lurie today announced that he has coordinated the production of a popular baseball pre-game show, Right Off The Bat, for a fifth consecutive season. The show (20 minutes in length), airing directly prior to each pre-game show of the Oakland Athletic baseball broadcast, is carried on KFRC 610 AM radio of San Francisco, and hosted by Lurie. [Read more →]

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NL Central and West Preview

The NL Central promises to be one good race. Everyone is picking the Cardinals, I disagree. They look too good on paper. Their rotation is suspect. Matt Morris is a 20 game winner, after that anyhting can happen. Woody
Williams, Darryl Kile, Bud Smith and Andy Benes can all have major off seasons. [Read more →]

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OPENING DAY: A Beautiful Thing


Opening Day.

The phrase is so beautiful that they spell each word with a capital letter. It is such a distinct phrase, we know they’re not talking about football. There’s Election Day. Sadie Hawkins Day. And Canada and England have something called Boxing Day. [Read more →]

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Daily Dish March 29th, 2002

Let’s take a look at the NL West. This division can be counted on year in and year out for a good old fahioned pennant chase. [Read more →]

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Daily Dish March 26th, 2002

This was the windiest spring in Arizona in recent memory. Earned run averages were very high, fly balls turned into home runs almost every day. [Read more →]

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Daily Dish March 1st, 2002

A great baseball book has hit the market once again. “The Lords of Baseball”, written by Harold Parrott, has been republished through the efforts of his four sons. [Read more →]

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Daily Dish February 21st, 2002

The National League Central has some other interesting players facing rebound years and youngsters trying to prove that last year was no fluke. [Read more →]

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