Part One (in Hot Stove #172) covered the World Series of 1921 and 1946. In this Part Two, we’ll look at 1971 and 1996.
Ten teams started the postseason. Four remain after completion of the division series. My early favorites were Tampa Bay and Milwaukee because neither has ever won a World Series. Alas, they are already eliminated. In the ALCS, the Houston Astros will meet the Boson Red Sox. In the NLCS, the Atlanta Braves will play the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.