Did the Writer of Film Bull Durham Borrow from Satchel Paige??

Did the Writer of Film Bull Durham Borrow from Satchel Paige??

In the film Bull Durham, a realistic and smart comedy about the charming grind that is minor league baseball, a number of philosophical baseballisms are said. One of them, given to young fireball pitcher Nuke Laloosh by wily veteran catcher Crash Davis, is this:  Well I think the writer of Bull Durham, Mr. Ron Shelton, may have gotten his inspi...
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Spread the Word: Larry Doby is a Legend

Spread the Word: Larry Doby is a Legend

Every year on April 17th, the sporting community comes together to celebrate the trailblazing achievements of Jackie Robinson, the man that broke Major League Baseball’s colour barrier. We’ve always taken part, whether online or in our galleries. I even got a Robinson tattoo late last year, based on one of our shots from the archive!  Celebratio...
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The SPORT Magazine Baseball Preview of 1952

The SPORT Magazine Baseball Preview of 1952

Baseball is finally here! The red-white-and-blue bunting has been dusted off and hung. The players – and, thankfully, some fans – are in the building. Hope abounds as we embark on this season’s marathon journey. In honour of this special time, here's a look at SPORT Magazine's baseball preview from 1952. Alvin Dark, "Symbol of the New York Gian...
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Women's History Month: Bonnie Baker and The AAGPBL

Women's History Month: Bonnie Baker and The AAGPBL

By now, many people know of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) thanks to the popular 1992 film, A League of Their Own. If you don't, the story is this: World War II ravaged Major League Baseball's rosters as it did to factories, so in order to keep the game going in some capacity, one team owner, the Cubs' Phillip K. W...
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Gil McDougald: Out of Somewhere

Gil McDougald: Out of Somewhere

It’s March, 1952, and on the cover of SPORT magazine – America’s premier sports publication at the time – is Gil McDougald of the New York Yankees. Sorry, who? Yes, there’s a long list of Yankees legends you’d recognize from the first half of the 20th century, but Gil McDougald probably isn’t one of them. McDougald was a defence-first player (....
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