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Bruette

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May 22, 1963, after the Yankees had blown a 7-0 lead to Kansas City, Mickey Mantle ended the game with an 11th inning blow off Bill Fischer that almost cleared the RF roof at Yankee Stadium.

"The hardest ball I ever hit," Mantle later commented. One physicist estimated the ball would have gone 620 feet if the ball, still rising, had not struck the façade.
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Source: 1960s Baseball - Facebook
 

Bruette

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#TrainTalk: Physical remnants of the B&O's legacy remain abundant throughout the city of Baltimore. Locals are sure to the recognize the building pictured here as Mt. Royal Station! To learn more about the B&O's landmarks throughout the city and check out an interactive map showcasing B&O locations in Baltimore, visit BOLivesOn.org
📷B&O Railroad Museum Collection
Please DONATE today at BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!
#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #Baltimore #BmoreHistory #MtRoyal #VirtualExhibit #GiftsofGratitude #Support
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Source: B&O Railroad Museum Facebook
 

Bruette

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#TrainTalk: Built at Mt. Clare during the Civil War in 1863, the "Thatcher Perkins" was designed for pulling heavier passenger trains through the railroad's mountainous stretch between Cumberland, MD and Wheeling, WV. Thatcher Perkins, namesake of this historic locomotive, twice held the position of "Master of Machinery" for the B&O, and as such was responsible for all the B&O workers who constructed and repaired the railroad's rolling stock. The Thatcher Perkins remains on display at the B&O Railroad Museum today.

Please DONATE today at BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #ThatcherPerkins #RailroadHistory #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #BORailroad
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Source: B&O Railroad Museum Facebook
 

tootnkumin

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Staff member
There must have still been a good number of them still around when I was a kid going to the sat'day arvo Cowboy and Indian pitchers at the local pitcher theater.
 

Iron Horseman

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It makes me upset (approaching anger) that 99% of Americans only know the first verse. Or what I call the "sports" version national anthem. Why can't we sing the 4th verse with the "Triumph" in it. I always thought the 2nd verse was more appropriate right after the 911 events. But we seem happy to just sing the "question" verse without any of the answers.
 




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