Baseball Related Songs: “The Park at the Corner” by Russ Franzen

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to another song written and performed by singer-songwriter Russ Franzen: "The Park at the Corner." Like "Tiger Stadium's Lament" this song is also about the former Tiger Stadium, aka Navin Field or Briggs Stadium. As written in the previous blog post about him, Russ Franzen …

Al Kaline passes away at 85

Detroit Tiger great Al Kaline has passed away today. The 18-time All-Star, World Series winner (1968), 10 time Gold Glove winner, the 1955 American League batting champ and Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 85. Even though the alkaline batteries were not named after him, Kaline could have modeled for them.  His …

Will Gil Hodges finally be elected into the HOF?

Gil Hodges, the manager that guided the Mets to their very first World Series title during their miracle run of 1969 (sorry Cubs fans), will mostly be remembered as the first baseman of the Brooklyn Dodgers. With him the Dodgers won their only World Series as Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.           …

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