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! You'll find a wide range of content here - bizarre tales of baseball's yesteryear, short fiction, feature stories, opinions & theories on current baseball news, and tales of my personal experiences both playing and watching the game. 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