Comments on: Visiting Cooperstown [Part 4] http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: ART B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53541 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 20:58:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53541 Cooperstown was founded by ancestors of the writer James Fenimore Cooper. His book "The Pioneers" describes life in pioneer Cooperstown (although he's disguised the name). In the story, Natty Bumppo (Hawkeye or Leatherstocking) gets arrested for shooting a deer without a hunting license. The whole book is about the problems of advancing civilization and the environment and the need to rpreserve wilderness and individuality. Interesting book, written in 1845 or thereabouts.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53522 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:42:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53522 Tmckelv - thanks.
John Autin - nice catch on the Pittsburg thing!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53511 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:19:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53511 Steve, enjoyable series. Random comments:

-- Red Schoendienst's glove is beautiful.

-- I'm glad a woman got to call a World Series, but ... Suzyn Waldman? (I'll say no more, just to keep things on a cheery note.)

-- Notice the spelling on that 1903 WS program: "Pittsburg". According to the Carnegie Library:

"Pittsburgh has been spelled with an h officially and historically since its founding in 1758--except for the period between 1890 and 1911.... In 1890, the United States Board on Geographic Names decided that the final h was to be dropped in the names of all cities and towns ending in burgh. (Throughout the period 1890-1911 city ordinances and council minutes retained the h.) In 1911, after protest from citizens who wished to preserve the historic spelling, the United States Board on Geographic Names reversed its decision and restored the h to Pittsburgh."

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53437 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:02:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53437 i love the Aaron uniform and the Miller Huggins sweater. Nice pics. Thanks.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53428 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:37:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53428 Thanks Stephen.

Not sure if you guys will like the next set of photos of Otsego Lake, but, I think you're going to like the last installment of plaque photos. At least, I hope you do. 😉

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By: StephenH http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53372 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:59:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53372 Steve, as I have said on your earlier photo posts. Thanks for sharing. I really got to go back! Great photos.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53370 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:00:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53370 Frank, cubbies - glad you liked the pix!

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53369 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:58:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53369 Whoops - thanks guys, I'll fix that label later today.

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53328 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:33:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53328 @ 5
It's 1903 then. If you zoom in, you can see that they were playing Boston

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8405/comment-page-1#comment-53303 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:17:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8405#comment-53303 You have a photo you label "...1905 World Series" It shows, "Pittsburg Baseball Club." But the Pirates played in the World Series in 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971 and 1979. Not in 1905. There is either an error, or an interesting story.

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