The Power of Hard Work

Note: This piece was inspired by a quote found in the book The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II. I originally shared this passage with my teaching staff.

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The Power of Hard Work:

 “I would not go through Pre-Flight (training) again for a million dollars,  but I would not trade the experience for ten million.”  Ed McMahon 

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Think about the biggest accomplishments in your life. 

No, no, no.  Stop reading and think about them.  This passage will still be here when you’re done. 

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Brooks, Yaz, and Carlton Fisk

A few weeks ago, I took out my old set of 1977 Topps baseball cards.  I wanted to find a card to use for a photograph for a blog post.  I have been having fun creating unique pictures to use with this blog.

This afternoon, I finally got around to putting the card I had picked back into the plastic sheet where it had been housed for many years.

The baseball card I had chosen for the photograph, and was holding, was a card of Thurman Munson.  Thurman was, of course, the Yankees All-Star catcher.

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Baseball History 2 – Joe Glenn

Joe Glenn was a catcher who played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and the Boston Red Sox, mostly during the 1930’s.

Hidden among Glenn’s rather undistinguished career are a few unique moments that help to show why the history of baseball is so fun to study.

Glenn first appeared in the Major Leagues in 1932 with the Yankees.  A late-season call-up, he appeared in six games and managed two hits in 16 at bats.  Both of Glenn’s hits, two singles, came in the same game off long-time Major League pitcher Sad Sam Jones.

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