Once a baseball man, always a baseball man?

Ask a silly question . . .

Big Eek of Southeast Minneapolis: “I had a friend who was a baseball lifer, from the time — as a 10-year-old in the late ’30s — he first watched Ted Williams play for the Millers at old Nicollet Park.

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The little treasures (Volume 31)

A good Monday morning to you, as we continue to time-travel backward, into the sometimes-underdocumented past.

ww ii jeep

Contributor: Bill Farley of St. Paul

Date of picture: 1946 (?)

Date of contribution: July 10, 2003

Caption: “I thought you would be interested in this picture of a jeep I made, starting in late 1945 and finished in mid-1946.

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“Beaver” trivia: Who was the “block of granite” awarded a four-year athletic scholarship? Wally, Eddie, or “Lumpy”?

The Golden Age of TV Sitcoms

Zoo Lou of St. Paul: “Subject: The Evolution of Lumpy Rutherford.

“They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Unless, that is, you’re Clarence ‘Lumpy’ Rutherford, one of the main characters on the popular sitcom ‘Leave It To Beaver,’ which ran from 1957 to 1963.

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