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The Week That Was: July 6

The Dayton Dragons sale, remembering Lou Gehrig’s riveting “Luckiest Man” speech, and a tarp accident in Cedar Rapids were the top stories this week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Here are the top stories of this week, in order of popularity: Dayton Dragons sale announcedMLB to honor Lou Gehrig this weekendSeveral Kernels […]

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MLB to honor Lou Gehrig this weekend

Another MLB-wide promotion worth noting: The New York Yankees will honor the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech today, followed by recognition from all other teams on Friday. Gehrig delivered his farewell to baseball on July 4, 1939, between games of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium. He was suffering […]

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Now available: Autographed copies of The Baseball Thesaurus

Here’s a great way to watch the All-Star Game next week: with an autographed copy of Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s best-seller: The Baseball Thesaurus. All-Star Game is the very first entry in The Baseball Thesaurus: n. Midsummer Classic (or midsummer classic), showcase of stars, Summer Classic; summer showcase; SPANISH juego de estrella Baseball is a sport with […]

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Engel Stadium now 82 years old

A milestone of sorts last week in Chattanooga, where Engel Stadium, the former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), marked its 82nd birthday amid efforts for renovation. One of the great old ballparks of baseball, Engel Stadium was opened by the entrepreneurial Joe Engel in 1930, beginning with a series of exhibition […]

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