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Hands

A football in my hands is worth about $20.A football in Tom Brady’s hands is worth about $15 million.It depends on whose hands it’s in. A basketball in my hands is worth about $25. A basketball in Shaquille O’Neal’s hands is worth about $30 million. It depends on whose hands it’s in. …

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Golden Retriever Looking to the right

This golden retriever has a nose for finding baseballs, even in the afterlife! — By Shauna Kattler, Kirkland, Washington The day finally came we had long been dreading. My husband, Dean, and I knew it was time to say goodbye to our beloved golden retriever, Ripley. The vet was coming …

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The Little League World Series Only Perfect Game

In 1957, Mexico’s scrawny players overcame the odds to become the first foreign team to win the Little League World Series

-- By Jim Morrison - Smithsonian.com, April 06, 2010

They came to be known as “Los pequeños gigantes,” the little giants.

In baseball, a game full of real and imagined fairy tales from Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World” to Bernard Malamud’s fable The Natural, no story may be more inspiring or surprising than the story of the 1957 Little League team from Monterrey, Mexico.

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The Letter

When viewed from the Schuylkill Expressway In Philadelphia, Pa., heading west toward the Manayunk exit, St. John’s Church presents a magnificent picture of dignity and grace. This gray-stoned high-steepled beauty surrounded by a park made a wonderful setting for the wedding my wife and I attended in Manayunk. The ever-present …

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Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit HR wins World Series game

By Rick Weinberg -- Special to ESPN.com -- See Video below!

He could barely walk. Actually, he could barely stand without his leg wobbling and shaking. When no one was looking, back when he was in the batting cage outside the Los Angeles Dodgers' locker room during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series against the Oakland A's, he actually used a bat a few times as a walking cane, to balance himself.

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These Things I Wish For You

young girl using a slingshot

This essay is attributed to Paul Harvey, as it has circled the Internet for some time now. But Paul Harvey did not write it. The true author, Lee Pitts, published the nostalgic essay in 2000 in the book "Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul." Paul Harvey does use material written by Lee Pitts from time to time, and he did read this particular essay (crediting Pitts, of course) during his September 6, 1997 broadcast.

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By Lee Pitts

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.

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God’s Perfection

young boy running bases

By Rabbi Paysach Krohn - A True Story

In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools.

At a Chush fundraising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.

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The Greatest Hitter

Author Unknown A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strutted through the backyard, wearing his baseball cap and toting a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. Then, he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. “Strike One!” …

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