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The Polo Grounds The Polo Grounds was the home stadium for baseball's New York Giants from 1883 to 1957. There were actually four stadiums that were called The Polo Grounds. This is the last and most famous. Its horseshoe shape created some odd dimensions. The foul lines ran for a mere 257 feet but the the distant center field bleachers were 505 feet away from home plate. This ballpark was where Willie Mays made his spectacular catch during the 1954 World Series and where Bobby Thomson hit baseball's most famous home run in 1951. Oh, yes: The first stadium was built for polo in 1876, but after the Giants acquired it for baseball in 1883, no polo matches were ever played there again.
Tags: Polo  Grounds  baseball 
Added: 27th June 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Once Upon a Time in America Once we were proud nation.. there was nothing we couldn't do, or accomplish. There was noting that we couldn't manufacture for ourselves. This was the American Spirit. It was what made this country the envy of every nation in the world. Now, as one TV commentator put it, "We have become suicidally arrogant ... we have the attitude that there isn't anything anyone won't sell us." It has been argued that "America holds no resemblance to the once great nation for which our forebears fought and died. Given the rapidity with which America has forsaken its heritage, can you imagine what it will look like 50 years from now?" - Chuck Baldwin Once can only wonder. But, Once Upon A Time In America, it was truly a great and promising place to be. Film Clip - Southern Pacific Cab Forward Collection Southern Pacific Archives Pentrex Videos/Pentrex Media Group http://pentrex.com/ Photos Jack Delano U.S. Office of War Information Collection Library of Congress - Documenting America http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.... Music fanfare for the common man Aaron Copeland railroad song Jim Croce railroad blues Woody Guthrie daddy was a railroad man Box Car Willie john henry/worried blues Doc and Merle Watson railroad song (reprise) conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Tags: 1940s  American  Spirit  Railroads  American  Worker   
Added: 26th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh's sports fans had plenty to cheer about in 1979. The Pirates won the World Series and the Steelers won the Super Bowl. Those teams' respective leaders, Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw, shared Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year honors.
Tags: SI  Bradshaw  Stargell 
Added: 15th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Joe DiMaggio Hitting Streak The most spectacular of all baseball records is Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941. (This photo was taken after DiMaggio tied the old record of 44 straight games with a hit set by Willie Keeler back in 1897.) No one has really seriously challenged it in all the years since. Depending on which mathematician you believe, DiMaggio's streak is supposedly safe for another 500 to 3,100 years!
Tags: Joe  DiMaggio  hitting  streak 
Added: 22nd September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Willie Pep You've got to love the artwork on these classic magazine covers! The July 1949 issue of The Ring magazine featured the greatest featherweight of them all--Willie Pep.
Tags: Ring  magazine  Willie  Pep 
Added: 5th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
1988 Willie Horton Campaign Ad The famous 1988 Republican political ad that used murderer and rapist Willie Horton to portray Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis as 'soft on crime.'
Tags: Willie  Horton  Michael  Dukakis  ad  crime 
Added: 17th January 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Remembering Dixie Carter Who Passed Today Designing Women actress Dixie Carter, who used her charm and stately beauty in a host of roles on Broadway and television, died Saturday. She was 70. Publicist Steve Rohr, who represents Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, said Carter died Saturday morning. He would not disclose where she died or the cause of death.
Tags: Remembering  Dixie  Carter  Who  Passed  Today  ;Designing  Women  Julia  Sugarbaker  Willie  McNeil    Bill  Ungerman    Mike  Boito    Larry  Steen     
Added: 11th April 2010
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Posted By: Cliffy
1957 MLB All-Star Voting Scandal The 1957 Major League Baseball All-Star Game took place on July 9 of that year in St. Louis. Fans determined which players qualified for the game by sending in their votes to the Commissioner's office. However, a major stink arose when seven Cincinnati Reds garnered the most votes. (First baseman Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals was the only non-Red to win his position's voting in the National League.) The Reds who finished atop the polls were Ed Bailey, Johnny Temple, Roy McMillan, Don Hoak, Frank Robinson, Gus Bell and Wally Post. The Reds were a good team, but they hardly deserved to dominate the NL All-Star balloting. (They would finish fourth in the eight-team NL in 1957.) An investigation showed that more than half the ballots cast came from Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer had printed up pre-marked ballots and distributed them with the Sunday newspaper to make it easy for Reds fans to vote often. There were even stories of bars in Cincinnati refusing to serve customers until they filled out ballots. Commissioner Ford Frick partially nullified the election results by appointing Willie Mays of the New York Giants and Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves in place of Gus Bell and Wally Post. In addition, Frick decided to strip the fans of their voting rights. Beginning in 1958, managers, players, and coaches picked the entire team until 1970, when the vote again returned to the fans. The American League won the 1957 MLB All-Star Game 6-5.
Tags: baseball  Cincinnati  Reds  All-Star  Game  election  scandal   
Added: 9th January 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Shirley Temple-Graham Greene Lawsuit Before Graham Greene became a famous novelist, he was a freelance writer and critic for several British publications. In 1937, his review of the Shirley Temple movie Wee Willie Winkie in the magazine Night and Day outraged the public on both sides of the Atlantic. Greene basically described the nine-year-old Temple as sexually provocative. Wrote Greene, 'Infancy is [Temple’s] disguise, her appeal is secret and adult with the seductiveness of a [Marlene] Dietrich...Her well-developed rump twists in a tap-dance...She measures a man with agile studio eyes and dimpled depravity. Her admirers-–middle-aged men and clergymen-–respond to her dubious coquetry and well-shaped and desirable little body...Hear the gasp of her antique audience. Some of her popularity seems to rest on an oddly precocious body as voluptuous in grey flannel trousers as Miss Dietrich’s.' 20th Century Fox sued Night and Day on behalf of their star actress and won a judgment of 3,500 British pounds. The lawsuit bankrupted the magazine.
Tags: Shirley  Temple  Graham  Greene  lawsuit 
Added: 18th January 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
1973 World Series - Tom Seaver Strikes Out Side From Game #3 of the 1973 World Series at Shea Stadium: Tom Seaver of the New York Mets strikes out all three Oakland Athletics he faces in the top of the fifth inning. Curt Gowdy calls the game while Tony Kubek provides analysis. The A's won the game 3-2 in 11 innings. This game also featured the last MLB appearance of Willie Mays (not included in this clip). He failed to get a hit in a pinch-hitting role.
Tags: baseball  Tom  Seaver  World  Series 
Added: 30th October 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964

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