Rad was more than a tremendous pitcher. He was a pioneer. Here is a quick tip of the cap to, and acceptance of, the bird flipped our way by the legendary gent who’s namesake was the inspiration for this blog. Here is the man in all his glory, Old Hoss Radbourn in a Boston team photo on Opening Day, 1886, giving the finger to the cameraman. This is the first known photo to showcase the gesture. Way to go ‘Ol Hoss!
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Greetings everyone, and thanks for stopping by the site! This site is wholeheartedly about baseball, mostly the strange side of it. I'm fascinated - some may say mesmerized or even addicted to the history, legends, and oddities of the game as well as being a former player and lifelong fan (Go Cubs!) You'll find a wide range of content here, from bizarre tales of baseball's yesteryear, to opinions & theories on current baseball news, to stories of my personal experiences both playing and watching the game. For fun, there will be book & film essays, fictitious works, and virtually anything relative to the sport. Disclaimer: Opinions and content are my own, and do not reflect the views of Major League Baseball. About the URL: Old Hoss Radbourn. Look him up. About my Display Name: Pud Galvin. Look him up too. View all posts by Galvinsghost