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Ed Head

Ed Head (Baseball.  Born, Selma, LA, Jan. 25, 1918; died, Bastrop, LA, Jan. 31, 1980.)  In 1935, lefthander Edward Marvin Head was on his way to a road game with his Quachita Parish High School baseball team when the school bus in which he was riding was sideswiped by another vehicle, in the process shattering […]

Babe Pinelli

Babe Pinelli (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 18, 1895; died, Daly City, CA, Oct. 22, 1984.)  On his final called strike as a major league umpire, Ralph Arthur Pinelli sealed Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.  Pinelli called out pinch-hitter Dale Mitchell to end the fifth game of the Series on […]

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