Ralph Branca was a fine pitcher who threw the pitch that became "The Shot Heard 'Round The World." What defined his life was what came after all that.
You could get beechnut gum, ham and cheese sandwiches and cigars for a grand total of 75 cents. Think about the aftertaste.
From 1966-67 Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully was the voice of 'Occasional Wife', a sitcom about a Manhattan businessman who pretended to be married to a hat check girl.
Baseball's constipated code can be a buzzkill, which is where Bryce Harper's "Make Baseball Fun Again" idea comes from, but there's a century of history behind it.
Major sports teams are threatening to move as a matter of course now, but a peek into the past can help you parse a real threat from bullshit.