Patent Portal: Bob Reach and the Inflatable Oven Mitt

Bob Reach was born in Brooklyn in 1843 and was likely a Civil War veteran. He had a brief career as a Major League ballplayer, appearing in three games from 1872-73 for Washington’s National Association team. He collected three singles in 13 at-bats and scored a pair of runs. After his playing days ended, he... Continue Reading →

Don Newcombe vs. Coors Brewing Company

Don Newcombe began his professional baseball career as a teenager with the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1944. As a rookie hurler with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949, he quickly established himself as an ace—he was named an All-Star, started two games for the Dodgers in the World Series, and was eventually... Continue Reading →

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