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According to this map tallying Facebook likes — hat tip, Business Insider –¬† North Carolina’s major-league baseball loyalties are closely divided between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Why would the Yankees engender such fan interest east of I-95? Could it be residual reverence for Catfish Hunter? Or a previously underestimated¬† in-migration of¬† […]

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[After Larry MacPhail of the Yankees made an offer to radio announcer Red Barber to leave the Dodgers, Branch Rickey made a counteroffer for him to stay.] “I was deeply troubled that Rickey’s offer might be because MacPhail’s offer had put him on the spot, that in time he might regret having had to make […]

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On this day in 1926: Babe Ruth visits Charlotte for a spring training exhibition and sets the town on its ear. Before the game he gives the local press a brief hotel-room interview. Reclining nude beneath a sheet and smoking a large cigar, he remarks on Southern women (“all they were cracked up to be”) […]

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