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  • Bob Bates — Two months after the first “World’s Series,” Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first flight at Kitty Hawk. Baseball’s only rivals for popularity among Americans were horse racing and boxing. Teddy Roosevelt was president. Silent films were all the rage. In nine years the unsinkable Titanic would plunge to the depths of the Atlantic. Women would not gain the right to vote for another 14 years. U.S. entry into The “War to End All Wars” was [...]

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  • Baseball’s Ol’ Perfessor

    August 8, 2017 // 6 Comments

    Mark Richardson — Marty Appel, author of Munson, the acclaimed biography of former New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, has done it again. This top-notch profiler [...]
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  • Icarus Redux

    July 3, 2017 // 2 Comments

    DeWitt Clinton — I still live in Shorewood, Wisconsin, not Sherwood, for there’s nothing foresty or Shakespearian about this tiny little add-on to Metro Milwaukee. We’re a [...]
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