National Baseball Hall of Fame hopefuls are once again doing their best imitation of expectant fathers, nervously pacing back and forth while awaiting the thumbs up to break out celebratory cigars.
The birth of a baby is not on the line, but a berth among baseball’s immortals is at stake for players on the ballot.
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If there was a Mount Rushmore of Negro League baseball players, Leon Day would like be among the four faces you would see.
Not only was he an excellent pitcher, but he was a great hitter and could play almost every position.
Near the end of his baseball career, Day became a popular addition to the new Edmonton Eskimos of the Western International League.
But he was gone before the season came to an end.
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Leroy Paige easily could have adopted the nickname “Satchel” for the amount of travel he did over a pitching career that spanned five decades.
The lanky right-hander made a name for himself in the Negro Leagues long before he put his stamp on Major League Baseball (MLB), but he also played in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Barnstorming tours took him across North America, too, including some memorable trips through Western Canada.
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Can you imagine one of your favourite athletes in a uniform other than the one they became famous in?
Over the years, many have been able to play with one team. But in the free agency era, they have become fewer and further between.
As we found out with author Larry Stone, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Edgar Martinez almost didn’t stick around Seattle after not seeing a clear path out from the Calgary Cannons.
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