Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm phoning it in

I need to head out of town for the next several days. I have created several posts which will self publish, one each morning.

Mostly photos. Light stuff. No witty commentary. I'll return early next week.

I'll leave you with a few photos from the Library of Congress...
John Titus. I love that bat.

Orval Overall. I love that name.


  1. If I remember right (and no, I'm not that old...more remembering from books I read about Ty Cobb when I was young) Overall was a big part of the last Cubs' Series winners, which were wins over Cobb's Tigers. I guess you could say he was the Carlos Zambrano of his day, assuming Zambrano helps the Cubs win a Series.

  2. Mr. Overall pitched a shutout in game 5 of the 1908 World Series, giving the Cubs a 4-1 series win over the Tigers. Detroit only won Game 3. He also batted .333 for that series while pitching in 3 games. He started games 2 and 5, came in to pitch the 7th inning of game 1.

    Looking at the WS info I was amazed at the tightness of the schedule. They played Game 1 on Saturday, October 10th and then played each game on consecutive days. So much for "travel days" or "off days".

    Game 5, in Detroit, also had the smallest WS attendance record - 6,210. The Montreal Expos had larger crowds than that.