World Series Eve

As the Rangers prepare for Game 1 with the Giants Wednesday night, I couldn’t help but be reminded of some baseball history. Seeing the Giants with all of their bearded relief pitchers reminded me of this team from the past:

House of David.jpgThe House of David was a baseball team was a Jewish religious colony that started in Benton Harbor, Michigan. They had a barnstorming baseball team that played fundraising games across the country off and on from 1920 through the mid-50’s. Their teams were famous for their bearded players and their long hair.

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That is an astute observation, RF. It had not occurred to me before. It got me to look up the religion of “Three Finger” Mordecai Brown and I found out that he pitched three innings against the House of David in 1928 (at 51 years of age) as a favor to his local Terra Haute ballclub and struck out all 9 batters he faced. Wow!

Good luck tonight (but not too much). I’m hoping for a two-sided slugfest. Unfortuately, I’ll be at my niece’s wedding reception this evening instead of in front of a t.v. This is a vulnerable game for my Giants IMO so we shall see how well the Rangers can rebound….

~~S.F. Gyros Fan~~

Rebound we did, but it was a close one. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and good luck to your Giants (but, like you, not TOO much luck).

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