What’s all this?

It all started with a box of keepsakes my father kept on his closet shelf, far from the dirty hands of his only son. The box was full of magic, as far as I was concerned, and I spent many a day staring at it on that ledge, just out of my reach, hoping he […]

Swings and misses

A reserve catcher for 10 years, Tim Blackwell hit .228 with six home runs in 426 games. His career began in 1974 with the Boston Red Sox and concluded in 1983 with the Montreal Expos. Along the way he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He had one year as the Cubs’ starting […]

Bob Locker

Locker pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 57-39 with 95 saves in 576 games. He came ¬†up with the Chicago White Sox in 1965 and saved 12 games for the team the next year. He had a career-high 20 saves in 1967 while leading the American League in games pitched (77). Locker […]

Outgoing …

Lots of outgoing mail today. Letters going to: Ken Kravec, Denny Walling, Alan Ashby, Glenn Abbott, Derrel Thomas, Gary Ward, John Tudor, Bob Walk, Gorman Thomas, Mike Witt, Mike Willis, Bill Travers, Dick Tidrow, Pat Corrales and Lee Elia. That is 15 letters, if you don’t want to count on your own. Includes two former […]