Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In my baseball biography research, I spend hour after hour poring over digitized newspaper pages. They are accessed and searched via the Internet.
Some of the more interesting stuff I see is not information I was seeking.
For example, while trying to piece together information about Ray Schalk's Buffalo Bisons of 1936, I bumped the article appeared. It appeared in The Sporting News of Oct. 1, 1936.
OK, let's guess how many people predicted that the young broadcaster in Des Moines would one day be U.S. president. That's right: Exactly the number of World Series won by the Cubs the past 100 years.