HERBERT JEFEFRIS PENNOCK

HERBERT JEFEFRIS PENNOCK

Some will tell you that the 1927 New York Yankees, you know the ones with “murderer’s row”, remain the greatest baseball team of all time.  The moniker murderer’s row describes the first six hitters in the lineup: Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe...
ONE ARM

ONE ARM

The great composer Ravel (for reasons I have yet to determine) composed a concerto for just the left hand. It is extraordinary. And, just in case you don’t quite believe me, here is a You Tube video of the remarkable Yuja Wang.  (No, she doesn’t play for...
THE MUD, THE MUD!

THE MUD, THE MUD!

We know baseball is quirky.  Superstitions.  Rituals.  Hand signals. But to this day there’s a certain kind of mud rubbed on the baseballs used in major league games?  And no one is to know the location of where the mud can be found? The only thing that seems a...
FANTASTICAL FACTOIDS

FANTASTICAL FACTOIDS

Hello there.  You know a fair amount about baseball.  Well, this column, as a public service to those who don’t care if curiosity maimed the cat, presents a bunch of far out baseball circumstances that might convince you to go back and make sure you touched each...