Category Archives: Sports


When I doodled ballplayers as a kid they looked like this guy.

The Sox wore 1936 unis versus the A’s. Jimmie Foxx lives.

Were the Boston Braves Really Controlled by the Giants and Tammany Hall?

Fr. Gerald Beirne of the Boston Braves Historical Society examines the evidence.

“Who was Gaffney?” everyone asked. Harold Kaese wrote that he was the New York foot patrolman who turned to Tammany politics and contracting to become a millionaire several times over. He was Tammany’s Man of Mystery, a big, red-faced, healthy looking specimen, modest, quiet and retiring. Even while owner of the Braves, he was the subject of an inquiry into the awarding of lucrative construction contracts in New York. Gaffney renamed his team, the Braves, the same nickname coincidentally as Tammany Hall with the same Indian head in resplendent head dress logo.

Photo: Manager John McGraw of the Giants and Manager Mitchell of the Boston Braves greet each other before the game at the Polo Grounds opening the 1923 National League Championship season, 4/26/23. NYPL Digital Gallery

Buck Printing





The Buck Printing Co. sign was a Fenway Park landmark in the years before the Jumbotron scoreboard and giant Coke bottles.

A member of the family that owned the printing company comments:

“The sign was on our building at 145 Ipswich St at the corner of Landsdowne. As a kid, I used to watch the Sox from the top floor with binoculars!”

Victor Cruz says: fear the lower-case ny

Football Giants Fight Song

“Touchdown,” with intro by Kyle Rote. Very old school.

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In praise of the feather helmet

Via @si_vault

Photo: Neil Leifer, SI

Carl Hubbell: The Meal Ticket

Struck out Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons and Cronin in succession in the 1934 All-Star game.


Old School





Portland (Ore.) Ducks, 1929

~ Via Uni Watch