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Archive: July, 2011

Philly's First Baseball Champions

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:16 PM
By Frank Fitzpatrick , Inquirer Staff Writer Their playing field has long since vanished, the once pastoral site at 25th and Jefferson Streets in North Philadelphia now occupied by a school and rows of brick homes. No one seems to know where to find the pennant they won and boldly displayed in... Read more

Baseball's Missile Problem

Friday, July 8, 2011, 11:10 AM
(When a Texas Rangers fan, trying to catch a ball thrown his way by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton, fell to his death Thursday night, the questions about baseballs hit and thrown into the stands were raised again: Should players be tossing balls to fans, often precipitating mad rushes and angry skirmishes?... Read more

Ben Hogan's Merion Comeback

Saturday, July 2, 2011, 9:27 AM
With the AT&T National underway at Aronimink Golf Club, here’s the fourth in a series of blog posts on other noteworthy tournaments in Philadelphia’s golfing past. 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club They finished the 1950 U.S. Open with 36 holes of golf on Saturday. That was about... Read more

When Nelson's Streak Hit Philly

Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:33 AM
With the AT&T National underway at Aronimink Golf Club, here’s the third in a series of blog posts on other noteworthy tournaments in Philadelphia’s golfing past: 1945 Philadelphia Inquirer Invitation at Llanerch Country Club They didn't know it when they rose early on June 17, 1945... Read more
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Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is covering his eighth Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football.

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