Monthly Archives: July 2011

Who had the first retired number in professional sports?

The news in Toronto at the moment is that the Jays are going to retire Roberto Alomar’s #12 in honour of his election to the Hall of Fame.  This is the first number to be retired by the Jays, who … Continue reading

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What, pray tell, is a diamond cut?

It’s always interesting when a term that one assumes to be universally understood turns out instead to be just part of the local vernacular. Years ago, when I was at a summer job working with tourists, I gave someone from … Continue reading

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Seven cards polish off four vintage sets

There were a number of more longwinded topics I had in mind for today, but time is not particularly on my side.  As such, the holes in hockey’s extended stats have to wait for another day. I did have a … Continue reading

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