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.

Shoeless Joe Jackson: After the Black Sox

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His part in fixing the 1919 World Series extinguished a brilliant Hall of Fame career. Instead, Joe Jackson was exiled to the murky world of Outsider Baseball, all the while proclaiming his innocence… […]

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Casey Stengel: The “Ol’ Perfessor” as a Young Student

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Casey Stengel was one of baseball’s great storytellers, but he wasn’t one to let the truth stand in the way of a great yarn. Let’s look at a legend from his first season of pro ball and see how it stacks up against the facts. […]

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Chick Gandil: After the Black Sox

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While the distance of more than a century since the fixing of the 1919 World Series has given a sympathetic cast to several of the Black Sox players, this has not been the case for Chick Gandil… […]

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Slim Jones: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Pitcher of 1934

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During the cold winter of 1938, the once great pitcher Slim Jones sold his overcoat for a bottle of booze and died of pneumonia in a Baltimore alley. At least that’s how the story always went… but is it true? […]

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Bo and Dean: The Swingin’ Slingers of the 1962 Angels

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One was a pool hustling punk and the other a card sharp farmboy. By day, they pitched for the Angels, and by night they cruised the Sunset Strip in a candy apple red Caddy, making the scene and breaking hearts… […]

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Babe Yajima: The Babe Ruth of Shinshu

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When the team selected to represent Japan against Babe Ruth’s Big League Stars was announced, most fans wondered who
“Shingehara” was – that is until they realized it was Yajima – the Babe Ruth of Shinshu! […]

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Jackie Robinson: A chance encounter that changed history

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Lt. Robinson roamed the athletic fields of Camp Breckinridge, wondering what he would do after he was discharged from the army. Fortunately, a chance encounter with a fellow soldier held the answer… […]

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(re)Designing Negro League Logos

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Here’s a look at some new t-shirt designs I just finished along with the story of how I created one of them. […]

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Mahlon Higbee: From the bushes to the majors in a single bound

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For most, the path to The Show is a long, gradual climb through the minors. However, Mahlon Higbee went from the lowest minor league directly to the majors where he had one of the greatest debuts in baseball history. […]

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Ralph Branca: Because he was strong enough.

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No other moment in sports history comes close to that single game in October, 1951. Countless non-fiction books have been written about the ’51 pennant race, the game, what happened to the home run ball, and the players after the cheering died down. Thomson’s home run has been employed as a plot device for shelves of fiction novels and TV shows, and hardly an autobiography of a person alive in 1951 could escape mentioning where they were on that day. […]

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