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Wild Bill: Baseball “Player”

by Tom Clavin With Major League Baseball emerging from its winter slumber, fans tend to acknowledge what anniversaries the new season brings us. The 2019 season is the centennial of the infamous Black Sox scandal, when gangsters fixed the outcome

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Posted in Early Modern History, Modern History, Sports History

Railroads, the Chicago World’s Fair, and George Pullman

by Jack Kelly The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental rail line. The explosive growth of railroads had, by the 1890s, created the world’s greatest transportation system and made American railroad corporations the

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Posted in Ancient History, Contemporary History, Medieval History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Pop Warner and the World’s First Indoor Professional Football Tournament

Pop Warner

by Steve Sheinkin After four seasons at the Carlisle Indian School, Pop Warner was already considered one of the brightest and most innovative coaches in football.  However, Pop made the dubious decision to take the field for one last game

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Posted in Sports History

Nominating Our Best History Books 2016

As we close in on the end of of the year, we list our best history books of 2016. Over the course of 2016 we published some incredible stories. Everything from military bravery and historic events to unique little known stories that we

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Best Arnold Palmer Quotes of All Time

Arnold Palmer quotes

The best Arnold Palmer quotes originated from the player’s incredible social impact on golf, perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals. His humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite sport. Moving from upper-class pastime to

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