Bob Gaines is the author of Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man’s Faith and Fastball Forever Changed Baseball. The book is a fascinating look at Mathewson’s personal and professional career.

Gaines shares how Mathewson’s faith and character were put to the test in the world of professional sports. The book reveals new information on Mathewson’s childhood and college years not documented by other sports historians—information discovered by the author in Christy Mathewson’s hometown, the churches he attended, and college archives.

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Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated.

The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece of sandpaper near the mound, “brand new, cut in a circle, big enough to hide in his glove,” Durham told the Chicago Tribune.

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The Washington Redskins trademark is in jeopardy but, if you listen to Daniel Snyder, the team’s name is not. “We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told the media in May 2013. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

Is never still a relevant term?

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