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Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:15 AM
From 1914 to 1919, the Babe pitched in 158 big league games but only pitched a total of five games between 1920 and 1933. He was a two-time 20-game winner (1916-17), had a career 94-46 record and a stellar 2.28 ERA. Of course, it was Ruth’s prolific hitting – namely home run hitting – that turned him into a baseball immortal. He finished with 714 homers and had a career batting average of .342.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:15 AM
    From 1914 to 1919, the Babe pitched in 158 big league games but only pitched a total of five games between 1920 and 1933. He was a two-time 20-game winner (1916-17), had a career 94-46 record and a stellar 2.28 ERA. Of course, it was Ruth’s prolific hitting – namely home run hitting – that turned him into a baseball immortal. He finished with 714 homers and had a career batting average of .342.
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  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:55 AM
    More than 80 years before I wrote a story about Hammerin’ Hank, Hillsboro native Hugh Fullerton, “The Titan of the Press Box,” wrote an article about “The Sultan of Swat.” Fullerton didn’t just want a couple of minutes with the Babe. He basically told the Bambino, “You’re coming with me, Mister,” and the Babe did exactly that. The year was 1921 and Babe Ruth was just 26 years old and in his second season with the New York Yankees.
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  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:16 PM
    Hugh Fullerton was born Sept. 10, 1873 in Hillsboro and was known as an influential sportswriter and journalist of the first half of the 20th century. He was one of the founders of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in 1964. He is probably best remembered for his role in uncovering the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal.
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  • Friday, September 1, 2017 5:05 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, before we return to porch of the Mother Thompson Home in a time so long past, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to the Highland County Historical Society and Southern Ohio Genealogical Society’s annual Ghost Walk at the Hillsboro Cemetery.
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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:14 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, as I sit on the front porch of the Mother Thompson Home in a time long past, Mrs. Marie Thompson Rives, the daughter of temperance pioneer Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson, is reading me a letter that longtime national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Frances E. Willard penned to Mrs. Rives’ mother.
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  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:29 AM
    If you’ll allow me to digress for a just moment for an important programming note, the annual Ghost Walk, hosted by the Highland County Historical Society and Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, will be held Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Hillsboro Cemetery. This year, I will be giving a presentation on Mother Thompson (1816-1905), some of her family and the historic home where she lived most of her life.
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  • Friday, August 4, 2017 2:37 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, as I sit on the front porch of the Mother Thompson Home in a time long past, Mrs. Marie Thompson Rives, the daughter of temperance pioneer Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson, has just read her late father’s account of the 1873 Hillsboro Temperance Crusade.
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  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:11 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, as I sit on the front porch of the Mother Thompson Home, Mrs. Marie Thompson Rives, the daughter of temperance pioneer Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson, pauses as she finishes an account of the 500 White Ribboners visiting the historic house in Hillsboro on Nov. 16, 1903.
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  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:54 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when we paused last week, Mrs. Marie Thompson Rives, daughter of temperance pioneer Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson, was reading an account from The Union Signal of Nov. 16, 1903 when 500 delegates of the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union made a pilgrimage to Hillsboro to pay tribute to Mother Thompson and the Hillsboro crusaders and visit the Mother Thompson home.
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  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:30 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when we paused last week, we were reminiscing how the big day had arrived in November of 1903 where a large delegate of the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union made a pilgrimage to Hillsboro to march to pay tribute to Mother Thompson and the Hillsboro crusaders.
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