Oral Histories

"Baseball is a game in which the line between myth and reality is constantly blurred. The devotees of and participants in the most American of all sports delight in creating stories whose truth is often difficult to unravel: Abner Doubleday's invention of baseball, Pete Alexander's celebrated hangover in the 1926 World Series, Babe Ruth's 'called shot' home run against the Cubs in 1932."

-- from "Bill Veeck and the 1943 Sale of the Phillies: A Baseball Myth Exploded" by David M. Jordan, Larry R. Gerlach, and John P. Rossi

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Jay Hurd

Last revised January 21, 2000