The Kid from Sudlersville

In a Hall of Fame Strat-O-Matic matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the American League, the former prevailed 10-3.  The lineups were: American League Tony Lazzeri (2b) Larry Doby (CF) Al Simmons (LF) Hank Greenberg (1B) Reggie Jackson (RF) Harmon Killebrew (3B)...

Uncle Robbie and the Athlete Dying Young

Wilbert Robinson managed the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1914-1931.  Gentle and genial, Robinson earned praise from The New York Times upon his departure.  But Robinson was not always gentle and genial. Upon Robinson’s departure from the Dodgers’ helm, the...

Tarzan Takeoffs in Films

Tarzan inspired film studios to invent their versions of a jungle hero.  The results range from hysterical to sober. In 1973, Disney mined Tarzan for laughs in The World’s Greatest Athlete, a benign film set on the fictional Merrivale College campus.  Faced with...