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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty Bunter View Post
    It discusses a possibility not often mentioned: the Giants going to SF and the Dodgers staying.
    I wonder how that would have worked, having only one major league team in California, and none in between San Francisco and St. Louis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egri View Post
    I wonder how that would have worked, having only one major league team in California, and none in between San Francisco and St. Louis.
    That was the plan in the American League, one that they were about to vote on (the St. Louis Browns moving to LA), but then the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor something like the day before the vote and it never happened.
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    I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down!
    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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    George Sisler's biography The Sizzler. It's ok so far. The best biographies I've read since the beginning of 2014 are:

    Walter Johnson Baseball's Big Train by Henry W. Thomas
    Nap Lajoie King of Ballplayers by David L. Fleitz
    Eddie Collins by Rick Huhn
    Smoky Joe Wood by Gerald Wood
    George Sisler: The Sizzler by Rick Huhn
    Casey Stengel: You Could Look It Up by Maury Allen
    Last edited by bluesky5; 01-14-2015 at 10:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky5 View Post
    George Sisler's biography The Sizzler. It's ok so far. The best biographies I've read since the beginning of 2014 are:

    Walter Johnson Baseball's Big Train by Henry W. Thomas
    Nap Lajoie King of Ballplayers by David L. Fleitz
    Eddie Collins by Rick Huhn
    Smoky Joe Wood by Gerald Wood
    George Sisler: The Sizzler by Rick Huhn
    Casey Stengel: You Could Look It Up by Maury Allen
    Is Gerald Wood related to Smoky Joe?
    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Is Gerald Wood related to Smoky Joe?
    He says he is not.

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    I'm reading Andy McCue of SABR's Mover and Shaker, a biography of Walter O'Malley. It's impressive.

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    I shall now read George Will's Men at Work.

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