Early Innings in American Baseball

Today’s post is about the turn of the century baseball cards recently posted by the Library of Congress. Our modern baseball players are very fit and polished, by comparison. The players in these pictures weren’t especially muscular or toned.   Can you imagine the reaction if one of these players was signed today?  A few of these […]

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Uncle Sam wishes you a Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Uncle Sam is one of the most familiar and enduring symbols of America. The illustration that people know best was created by artist James Montgomery Flagg in 1917, as a recruitment tool for the Army during World War I and reused during World War II. The origins of Uncle Sam are […]

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