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Let's Hope Yogi Recovers from That Fall

By adding a black armband for Ralph Houk, I believe the Yankees have now become the first MLB team — and maybe the first North American sports team, period — to commemorate three different people with three different memorial gestures.

To be sure, this is not the first time a team has honored three . . . → Read More: Let’s Hope Yogi Recovers from That Fall

How Hard Can It Be to Measure Ten Yards?

Last Friday I wrote about a 1950s gadget designed to more accurately measure first downs. It turns out that reader Mako Mameli is interested in such devices, so he shared some of his research with me. I’ve put together a timeline based largely on his findings:

1954: Lou Peresenyi invents the Pere-Scope, which is . . . → Read More: How Hard Can It Be to Measure Ten Yards?

Uni Watch Book Club: Basketball — The American Game

Two weeks ago I linked to two images of the Buffalo Braves’ inaugural road uniform. That prompted reader Johnny Woods to send me this action shot. He said it was from a 1971 book called Basketball: The American Game, which I hadn’t heard of before. So I found a copy for one whole dollar . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: Basketball — The American Game

There's No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 16

Back with another round of sensational wire service photos. Almost all of these were submitted by Mike Hersh. Dig:

• So many noteworthy little details in this 1940 photo of George Susce: the logo-free cap (the Browns wore that style from 1940-46), all those seams on the jacket (including what appears to be a . . . → Read More: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 16