Thursday, March 27, 2014

Captured 12 Straight For A Championship

The San Diego Union - December 13, 1936
Yes, I know that the team pictured above played softball, not baseball.  Work with me on this one.

There have been a few ships with the name of Wright.  Here's a link to the entry at the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.  For more photos see the NavSource Service Ship Photo Archive for the USS San Clemente (AG-79) ex USS Wright (AV-1) (1926 - 1945) and USS Wright (AZ-1) (1921 - 1926).

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baseball in Australia

The 2014 Major League Baseball season has already started.  In Australia the Dodgers faced and were victorious over the Diamondbacks.  But our national game has visited there before.  John Thorn wrote a great piece at his Our Game blog in 2013 called Australian Baseball: A Brief History.  I'll add three newspaper articles from 1910, 1916, and 1922.

Grand Forks Daily Herald - March 1, 1910

Kalamazoo Gazette - October 12, 1916

Idaho Statesman - September 16, 1922