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Dustin Ackley – Seattle Mariners

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Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley took a home a run away from the New York Mets on Monday night with an incredible catch. Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud thought he had hit a homer over the fence in left field. But Ackley ran back to the wall, timed his jump perfectly and reached back to make the grab.

After falling down on his back on the warning track, he kept Seattle pitcher Dominic Leone waiting in suspense until he showed everyone that he had caught it.

“The best catch of Dustin Ackley’s life!” screamed the radio announcer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/dustin-ackley-catch-rob-home-run_n_5609192.html?utm_hp_ref=sports

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July 26, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Boston – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Intersting’

Babe Ruth, Bill Carrigan, Jack Barry and Vean Gregg of the Boston Red Sox in 1916.

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See more images of Boston, Massachusetts; HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/268

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The Babe Ruth Story is a 1948 baseball film biography of Babe Ruth, the famed New York Yankees slugger.

It stars William Bendix as the ballplayer and Claire Trevor as his wife. It was rush released while Ruth himself was still alive. It makes no mention whatsoever of Ruth’s first wife, Helen.

Reviews were, for the most part, negative. Citing the film’s moments of heavy handedness including a rather contrived reanactment of Babe Ruth’s famous World Series home run against the Chicago Cubs, some critics have even gone far to call it one of the worst sports biopics of all time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Babe_Ruth_Story

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note: As a little kid, I LOVED watching this on TV; over, and over, and over!

f’ the critics!

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May 22, 2012 Posted by | celebs, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cornell Capa – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

June 13, 1948

Babe Ruth (February 6, 1895 ~ August 16, 1948)

25th Anniversary of Yankee Stadium; a.k.a. ‘ The House That Ruth Built’

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&ALID=2K7O3R14Y37K&IT=ThumbImage01_VForm&CT=Album

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Via: NYT – May 24, 2008

‘Cornell Capa, Photographer, Is Dead at 90’

Cornell Capa, who founded the International Center of Photographyy in New York after a long and distinguished career as a photojournalist, first on the staff of Life magazine and then as a member of Magnum Photos, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.

His death, of natural causes, was announced by Phyllis Levine, communications director at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan.

In Mr. Capa’s nearly 30 years as a photojournalist, the professional code to which he steadfastly adhered is best summed up by the title of his 1968 book “The Concerned Photographer.” He used the phrase often to describe any photographer who was passionately dedicated to doing work that contributed to the understanding and well-being of humanity and who produced “images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism.”

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“I am not an artist, and I never intended to be one,” he wrote in the 1992 book “Cornell Capa: Photographs.” “I hope I have made some good photographs, but what I really hope is that I have done some good photo stories with memorable images that make a point, and, perhaps, even make a difference.”

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“One thing Life and I agreed on right from the start was that one war photographer was enough for my family,” he wrote. “I was to be a photographer for peace.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/arts/design/23cnd-capa.html

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August 25, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1924 – General George Pershing and Pvt. Babe Ruth

Via: The Babe Ruth Photo Album

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth on May 28, 1924, at the War Department in Washington shortly after signing up for a three-year stint in the New York National Guard.

http://williamflemingguthrie.blogspot.com/

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July 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

NHL Fines Ozzie Guillen Just To See If He’ll Pay

Via: The Onion – “America’s Finest News Source’

CHICAGO—Following the latest outburst from the much-sanctioned White Sox manager, officials from the National Hockey League fined Ozzie Guillen $25,000 Monday in order to see if he would pay.

We saw that he had taken a few jabs at his critics before the Blue Jays game and we decided, well, what the heck?” said NHL chief disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, adding that the league knew it was a long shot but decided it couldn’t hurt to try.

“We need the money, and if he doesn’t pay, we lose nothing. Plus, come on, he totally deserves it.”

When reached for comment, Guillen said he would pay the fine, . . .

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.http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/nhl-fines-ozzie-guillen-just-to-see-if-hell-pay,20660/

 

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June 7, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News | , , , | Leave a comment