In 1902, the new Philadelphia baseball rivalry spilled over to pro football

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'8HlscPe3S7dUrHY8KHP5AA',sig:'9A23Xss4MCpRXRoF_OYu5TrsLE8z4-XX63kT9swT6As=',w:'594px',h:'382px',items:'73333786',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsThe 1902 Philadelphia Athletics  (pic) rivalry with the Phillies spilled over to pro footballToday is Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting days in the world. It is estimated that well over 100 million people worldwide will tune in to watch the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams battle to … Continue reading In 1902, the new Philadelphia baseball rivalry spilled over to pro football

Ty Cobb ends his career in Philadelphia

Ty Cobb is one of the greatest players in baseball history, but few are aware that the Hall of Fame legend finished up his long career as a member of the Philadelphia A’s, the franchise that would later relocate to become the Oakland Athletics.Cobb is rightly remembered as a Detroit Tigers superstar. He played for 24 … Continue reading Ty Cobb ends his career in Philadelphia

Book Review: "Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports"

If you are a baseball fan like me, you enjoy all aspects of the game. Not just the more analytical, statistics-based evaluations of recent years, or the classic excitement of a dramatic game, series, or season, but the whole enchilada.The history of the game and the background stories of the players and other individuals involved … Continue reading Book Review: "Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports"