The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

Wally Pipp was one of the most misunderstood baseball players in history.  Today he is remembered more for missing a game with a headache than for his heroics on the ball field – and there were many!

In truth, Wally Pipp was a star.  He was one of the most important players on the first great Yankees teams.  But rather then being remembered for his excellence, Pipp is thought of as a player who sat out a game with a headache and never played again.  It’s simply not true.

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Brooks, Yaz, and Carlton Fisk

Brooks, Yaz, and Carlton Fisk

Today is National Baseball Card Day.  I figured it was a great day to re-publish this story.  This was originally published on my personal blog (www.drpaulsem.com) and it is found in my book of essays titled Impossible is an Illusion.

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