Frank “Fiddler” Corridon and a Most Unbreakable Record

Frank Corridon has been credited—perhaps apocryphally—with discovering the spitball. Dubbed “Fiddler,” he spent off seasons playing violin for the Providence Orchestra. He almost died of pneumonia the year before making his Major League debut but recovered, and eventually set an unbreakable pitching record. Shortly after his death, a street was named after him in Newport,... Continue Reading →

Jose Offerman Ordered to Pay $940,000 to Catcher John Nathans for On-Field Assault with Bat

Matt Beech (L), Jose Offerman (M), Johnathan Nathan (R)  Photo credit: Christian AbrahamNathans v. Offerman, 3:09-cv-00256-WWE, 922 F.Supp.2d 271, (D. Conn., 2013)What happened?Jose Offerman was an infielder who played for 15 years in the Major Leagues, last playing for the Mets in 2005.  At his peak, Offerman signed a free agent deal with the Red Sox... Continue Reading →

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