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Staub’s On Base Talents Unappreciated By Baseball Historians

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Le Grand Orange

By John Ventola

Rusty Staub, a native of New Orleans who went on to an outstanding 23-year major league career, died Thursday in West Palm Beach just three days short of his 74th birthday. Continue reading

Murphy Posting “Mr.October” Numbers

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Murphy’s Law Has A Different Meaning In Baseball

By John Ventola

New York second baseman Daniel Murphy set a major league playoff record Wednesday when he hit a home run in his sixth straight game to help send the Mets to the 2015 World Series. It was Murphy’s seventh home run game of the postseason, and his power surge sent the Chicago Cubs looking for whatever caused the 1989 prognostication error in that year’s movie, “Back to the Future II”. In that famous movie, it was predicted the Cubs would win their first World Series since 1908 against a team from Miami in 2015 (at that time Miami did not have a team in the major leagues). Continue reading