Luther Taylor’s Journey to the Majors

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I recently re- read a wonderful book on baseball, “The Glory of Their Times”, by Lawrence Ritter. The author tells the story of baseball in the, dead ball era. The dead ball era, were the years after the turn of the century through the years just following World War I. This a wonderfully researched book. […]

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Get in the Game

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Usually when I write on the Sports Blog it is about a game, a team I like, or a book I have read. This time I want to do something a little different. It’s about getting out and enjoying playing a sport. Its summer and and you need to get outside and play. Thanks to […]


The Game of Change

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When the people of Starksville, Mississippi opened the sports page,  one morning in early March 1963 the locals were up in arms.  Fans of the Mississippi State Bulldogs should of been anticipating reading about the teams bid to the NCAA Tournament.  In the headlines of the sports page  was news about the Bulldogs upcoming opponent, the […]

Iwo Jima, Two Marines Remember

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On March 5, 2014 at 7 :00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, you are encouraged to attend a talk given by two Topekans, Jim Freel and L.C. Crouch.  Both are veterans of the United States Marine Corps, and who 69 years ago fought with courage and honor on the island of Iwo Jima.  This is […]