The Infinite Baseball Card Set is a never-ending card set of baseball’s forgotten heroes: Negro League legends, barnstorming mercenaries, semi-pro sluggers, blacklisted bums, foreign phenoms, bush league oddballs, and the famous before they were famous.

Vada Corbus: Almost a Great Catch

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While most women ballplayers appeared with “all-girl” teams on the fringes of outsider baseball, Vada Corbus is a bit different; in 1931 she tried out for and apparently made a minor league ball club. […]

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Sid Gautreaux: Guest Author Gary Bedingfield

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I’m very pleased to have Gary Bedingfield, World War II baseball expert and author of the new book “Baseball in World War II Hawaii,” as a Guest Author to introduce one of the ballplayers who made service baseball in 1940s Hawaii possible… […]

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Blogs and Sites of Note

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One of the things I miss about the early days of blogging is the exchange of links between like-minded authors. I looked forward to these posts because it would introduce me to new writers and blogs I hadn’t heard of before. So, in the spirit of the old days of blogging, here’s a little look at the baseball history authors and websites that I visit regularly. […]

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Linh’us’r: Too small for the uniform, too big for the box score

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When the Tigers went on strike in 1912, nine amatuers took their place. The man who filled Ty Cobb’s spot remained unknown for many years thanks to a baffling mess of misspellings and abbreviations of his name in the box scores. […]

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Big Fred Toney: Baseball’s Real “Iron Man”

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Since the 1990s, Cal Ripken Jr. has been called baseball’s “Iron Man.” But, decades before Cal, another ballplayer earned that moniker for several feats of endurance that will never be equaled as long as the game is played. […]

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Eddie Grant: Memorial Day

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Among the 53,402 Americans who died in World War I was the New York Giants beloved third baseman, Eddie Grant. Although he was in his thirties, Grant volunteered for the infantry and was killed in action leading his men into the Argonne Forest in an attempt to rescue the famed “Lost Battalion.” […]

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Sam Kau: Memorial Day

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When you’re outside this weekend, and hear the sweet “slap” of a ball hitting the well-worn leather of a glove, give a little silent thanks to Sam Kau and all the other Americans who gave their lives over the past 245 years to keep this nation safe and secure. […]

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Bill Niemeyer: Memorial Day

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The boys of G Company probably didn’t care much about the reason why the Germans still fought them tooth and nail, but each man had had his life interrupted and shipped halfway around the globe to stop an evil that was threatening to swallow the whole world. […]

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New Work: Cover of “This Never Happened”

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This week I show you how I designed the cover for a new novel based on the death of Christy Mathewson called “This Never Happened.” […]

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Another New Series of T-Shirts

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I had a pretty good response when I posted my last piece on the apparel work that have done in the past, so I figured I’d show off my latest line of original minor league t-shirts […]

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