What a grand weekend of baseball! Let’s take it day-by-day for the six teams that were still contending for open spots in the playoffs. None of them were playing each other. Continue reading
The MLB season is winding down, and we will soon be in the midst of the playoffs. As we look forward to those games, Hot Stove will take a look at some World Series history.
Alert: No baseball in this post. No Chiefs either. Well one thing. Patrick and Salvy from graphic designer Robbie Poulain of the Royals. And they both won yesterday. Continue reading
Don Everly died last Saturday at the age of 84. His brother Phil died in 2014 at the age of 74. Continue reading
Last week, in my world, there were two “Field of Dreams” games.
Monday, August 9 – Kauffman Stadium, Yankees v. Royals. Rita and I were there.
Thursday, August 12 – Dyersville, Iowa, Yankees v. White Sox. We watched on television. Continue reading
Seventy-five years ago (1946)…
Looney Tunes released “Baseball Bugs” (as in Bugs Bunny).
Bob Hope became a part owner of the Cleveland Indians (to be known as the Guardians starting in 2022).
During the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game last week, the main buzz was about Shohei Ohtani. Sho-Time! He is the first MLB player to be selected as both a pitcher and batter for the All-Star game. Below, Salvy Perez and Shohei Ohtani, the AL starting battery in the All-Star game. Continue reading
It’s the 4th of July. A good time for a story as American as baseball, mom and the immigration experience. For those looking for apple pie and Chevrolet, click here.
Firecracker Baby: On July 4, 1921, my mother Katie Lukomski was born in Sugar Creek, Missouri. In 1939, she married my father, Joe Shalton.
This morning, the post office is issuing a new stamp featuring Yogi Berra. Bob Costas will be on hand for the First Day of Issue event being held at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, New Jersey. Berra died in 2015, but he left a Yogi-ism for the occasion: “I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.” Continue reading
Last weekend, Rita and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with a staycation at the Crossroads Hotel. It got off to a nice start on Friday evening when we met Richard Martin for drinks in the hotel bar. The Royals were on TV and we saw them score nine runs in the first inning. After winning that game, the Royals were three games over .500 and two games away from a Wild Card slot. Continue reading