Friday, December 10, 2010

Longest Thrown Baseball In History

This Kendall Oil ad from 1945 notes the record (at that time) for the longest thrown baseball being over 426 feet. Unfortunately the ad does not give credit the thrower Larry LeJeune. The toss happened in 1910 and stood until 1952 with a toss of 434 feet by Don Grate who broke his own record the following year of 443 feet until the standing record of today being 445 feet set in 1957 by Glen Gorbous.

Read this great article by J.G Preston to learn more.  

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Light Beer...The Proper Drink For Athletes In Training"

Thats according to Charles Ebbetts, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1902-1925. This 1913 ad for Galveston Brewing Company is loaded with great tag lines. The heading I especially like: "Beer Good For Baseball Players."