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“No, sorry, Bob, you can’t go to your wedding. We need you to pitch in an exhibition game.”
Eddie Mensior was reviewing the violin renditions of Messrs. Mamaux, Kantlehner and Harmon. "I like Mamaux's playing because he plays what we all know," said Eddie thoughtfully, "but this guy Kantlehner plays all that classical stuff like 'Quo Vadis,' Shakespeare and 'Ben Hur.' I don't like it." Eddie is still trying to figure out why everyone laughed.
Hickory Bob: The Bob Harmon Story
by Richard E Cooper
Before the days of Stan "The Man" or Lou Brock or Bob Gibson, there was one of the most durable pitchers ever to wear a St. Louis Cardinal uniform. He was Missouri-born Bob Harmon. In 1911, "Hickory Bob" won 23 games and was the starting pitcher in 41. The 41 starts remains the Cardinal franchise record, likely never to be broken. This is the first biography of this dead ball era Cardinal star. His remarkable life from virtual orphan to baseball great to the heights of business success are all documented here, along with pages of vintage photographs.
I'm trying to think of something nice to say about today's Birthday Team, but I'm drawing a blank. The outfield's pretty fast. The ace reliever is good. I met Mike Birkbeck at a card show once* and he seemed like a nice guy. And...that's about it.
The 41 starts remains the Cardinal franchise record, likely never to be broken. This is the first biography of this dead ball era Cardinal star.
Is Cangelosi an announcer, or maybe there's another Cangelosi who is. I remember him as a short guy who drew walks.
Ben Davis: is his claim to fame angering Curt Schilling when he broke the unwritten rule and bunted to (try to?) break up a no-hitter?
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