Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ike’s Bodyguards

Anybody that collected baseball cards in 1957 can vividly remember one showing Ted Kluszewski in a Cincinnati Redlegs uniform with the sleeves slashed to show the most powerful arms outside of a military installation. He was already known as “Big Klu” because of his size, 6-foot-2 and nearly 250 pounds. The card symbolized strength and […]

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Season Opener

No reason to wait until April for the baseball season to begin. Tune in 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 12 to Daytime Tricities on WJHL-TV, Johnson City, Tennessee, to see Dave Hillman, aka Mr. Automatic, and author Gaylon White discuss the 1956 Los Angeles of the old Pacific Coast League, the inspiration for the book, The […]

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