Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Boys of Summer

Twins Manager,  Ron Gardenhire

Ron Gardenhier examines his catch at Maynards (circa Minnetonkascenes 2008). A fair catch!
The Twins beat Kansas City 19 -1 last night. What a fun fest for Twins fanatics.I am one and remember watching Harmon Killebrew jack one in the Met. Last night was a stat-builder. I think they moved the fence in for Valencia.

Another Currier& Ives historical vision.This print, from a Currier & Ives "Artist unknown", was one of the first to foresee baseball as the national pastime. It was a realtively new game and not the most popular one. The date was circa 1855-60.

"Throughout the early part of the 19th century, small towns formed teams, and baseball clubs were formed in larger cities. In 1845, Alexander Cartwright wanted to formalize a list of rules by which all teams could play. Much of that original code is still in place today. Although popular legend says that the game was invented by Abner Doubleday, baseball's true father was Cartwright."


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