Friday, May 17, 2024

Fridays video: A chat with Mailyn Salabarria

Come Mister Alvin, tally me banana

Come Mister Alvin, tally me banana: The world is watching New York City turning into a banana republic.  A lot of investors and job creators are watching too.  They are wondering about their money, and what a partisan AG and DA will do to their investments if they don’t...
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We remember Cool Papa Bell (1903-1991)

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James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was born on May 17. 1903 and played his entire career in the Negro Leagues.    
He was one of the fastest men ever to play baseball.    Satchel Paige once said this about him:
“One Time he hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit him sliding into second.”
He was part of the greatest Negro League teams.  Bell won many  championships with the St Louis Stars, the Pittsburgh Crawfords, and the Homestead Grays.   The 1935 Crawfords featured five future Hall-of-Famers: Bell, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson and Satchel Paige.

Like many Negro League stars, he played in Mexico and Cuba. 

Bell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 when many of the Negro League greats were added.

We remember Maureen O’Sullivan (1911-1998)

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We remember Maureen Paula O'Sullivan who was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, on this day in 1911.    She died in 1998.

In 1932, Maureen played "Jane" in a "Tarzan" movie along Olympic medal winner Johnny Weissmuller.   It was a smash and several more movies followed.

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