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The Adam Greenberg Story: “Get Up, The Art of Perseverance”

Branford, Connecticut’s Adam Greenberg’s dream to play in major league baseball ended with his debut with the Chicago Cubs. The then 24-year old, stepped up to the plate ready to hit and instead HE got hit in the head with a 92-mile an hour pitch. It knocked him to the ground and he suffered a compound skull Read more…

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The Wiffle Ball~ Invented In Connecticut

Wiffle Ball was invented in Connecticut in 1953? Did you know this is a third generation company is based in Shelton? There have been millions and millions of wiffle balls made since David N. Mullany invented the 8-hole plastic ball. The current President of Wiffle Ball Inc., Mullany’s Grandson whose name is also David Mullany.     Read more…

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“Remission Ball” ~ Promoting Healing Through Sport

A nurse from New Haven who battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, has come up with an idea to help other cancer patients. When Alfredo Axtmayer was sick, he focused on sports to get him thru the tough days of chemo and a stem cell transplant. Now healthy…in remission for five years… he has developed “Remission Ball.” It grew out Read more…

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Vintage Baseball Game In Deep River

The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up to present their second annual Vintage Base Ball game on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Devitt Field in Deep River. The 2 p.m. game will be free to the public (And yes, “base ball” is spelled correctly here – this was the 19th-century spelling of the Read more…

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Ninety-Year-Old Baseball World Series Footage Restored

Well this is a WOW! Thank you Library of Congress, for sending this story out, this is fascinating. Read how the film of the Washington Senators winning the 1924 World Series was found! WATCH HERE

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Papa Joe Is The Good Humor Man

Hear that ding-a-ling-a ling in the distance? Yep, it’s for sure the Good Humor man and in Madison, Connecticut, he goes by the name of Papa Joe. For 22-years Papa Joe has been driving along the shoreline town in search of folks who’s like a cold treat. How could you resist 46 different ice cream Read more…

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