Monthly Archives: January 2014

HOF Case of the Month (Jan 2014)

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One of the greatest shortstops in baseball history, Dahlen came about his nickname because he was said to have the uncanny knack for enraging umpires with the shortest invective.  Although he was quite well-versed in choice phrases, Dahlen was also a gifted shortstop and quite superior to his Hall of Fame peers–with the notable exception of Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop of all-time.  No other shortstop can compare with the Flying Dutchman, but two other shortstops in the Hall of Fame from that era, Joe Tinker and Bobby Wallace, failed to measure up with Bad Bill.

For more on Bad Bill, visit my baseball blog http://www.hofdebate.wordpress.com.

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Pin-Up of the Month (Jan 2014)

ajoan

 

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One of the stateliest actresses of all-time, Joan Bennett possessed an elegant beauty that seemed to warrant comparisons to royalty.  What we want our ideal princesses to be is what Miss Bennett had in spades: grace.  The stylish beauty became a cinema star with her work under the direction of legendary filmmaker Fritz Lang.  Although not the typical cheesecake girl—for Joan didn’t go in for the bathing suit stuff—she nevertheless was the gentleman’s pin-up for her tasteful poses and demure presence.

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