National Leaguers

March 18, 2013
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I was reading a book loaned to me by Larry Holtel on the old-time National League baseball greats. It was a lot of good memories of that bygone era. Names that stuck out were the Traynor brothers and the Wagner brothers. They were in the league long before the Alou brothers were famous. How about: Spahn, Burdette, Sain, and “pray for rain” as a pitching staff. The Reds, of course, were the first to put up a paid professional team and are still quite prominent in National League history. Of course, all the old timers had nicknames, and many were not very complimentary. There was a Noodles, a Mud Pike, a Country, and a Three Fingers. The picture did not show if Three Fingers Brown really had only three fingers on one hand. I am sure a lot of you still remember Smokey Burgess. The other thing that stood out were the old time gloves. In the early 1900′s the glove was barely bigger than the hand and looked as stiff as a board. Joe Morgan even wore a tiny glove for the Big Red Machine, but I believe he was the last major leaguer to use a glove that small. Today a baseball can get lost in the glove. Last, but not least, were the pictures of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, and the famous home run by Bobby Thompson. It was a fun trip down Memory Lane.

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