George H.W. Bush, RIP: A decent man in an indecent profession

Neither philosopher nor king. But he did keep his hands to himself wisely as the Communist world collapsed.

If you don’t count his passion for birthday parachuting even unto his ninetieth, my personal favourite story about the…

One fine 1947 day, Yale played Fordham University and won, 3-1, the key blow being Yale shortstop Art Moher’s two-run homer in the eighth inning. It was another win for Yale en route a pair of College World Series. At first base that day he recorded ten putouts. But he also didn’t get a single base hit in three trips to the plate in that game. Neither did Fordham’s center fielde that day—a New York kid named Vin Scully, who recorded four putouts at his position on the day.

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