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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Football’s Four Downs

It was 1881, and there were no football rules established to mandate the amount of gained yards required for a team to renew their offensive set of ‘downs’ in an effort to reach the goal.  In fact, the word ‘down’ … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Baseball’s Batting Donut

The batting “donut” is a heavy circular lead weight encased in rubber which is slid up to the barrel of the baseball bat. Before this invention, players waiting in the on-deck circle would swing 2 or 3 bats at a … Continue reading

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