The Last Man

By , August 4, 2021 11:47 am

So with the advent of this news, Cleveland Guardians, my Grandfather becomes “The Last Man” to ever pitch a world series winning game for the Cleveland Indians.  In some respects I have great pride in the fact that his place in baseball and the “Tribe’s” history is forever cemented.  In other respects I wish they didn’t feel the need to change and buckle under that social pressure.  I also wonder if the fans had any say?  

Baseball’s Best

By , September 7, 2020 8:43 am

Ranking all six Indians AL pennant winning teams

By , September 7, 2020 8:10 am

By Zack Redmond

Memory Lane

By , January 4, 2020 7:14 pm

Today I took my son and drove back to Helena Arkansas so he could see where his Great Grandpa and Grandma Bearden lived.  We visited the old house, the ball field and the graveside.  We stopped at Sonic to have a burger and shake like I used to do with my Grandma.  Things haven’t changed much between Memphis and Helena.  Lots of cotton fields, Tunica, closed casinos, MS/Ark bridge and the great Mississippi river.  Grandma and Grandpa lived in Helena proper and not West Helena.  Sad to say Helena proper has seen better days.  Pleasantly enough the last place they lived still appeared to have someone living there and the property was well taken care of.  We made our way to the ball field and it was also a pleasant surprise that it was in pretty nice condition.  The sign could use a coat of paint but all in all my son had a bit of fun there.  Then we stopped by the graveside and took pictures while there.  It was a fine day and I’m glad I had the chance to get my son there.

Ball Field

Arkansas’s Gene Bearden, World Series Hero

By , January 3, 2020 8:13 pm

This is a great article written by Jim Yeager.  Enjoy!

Back Online

By , December 27, 2019 7:08 pm

The site has been down for months due to a crash and I finally got some time off and put my mind to getting it back up.  It was a complete rebuild but it’s back up best I can get it!  Have a great holiday season!

Forgotten Stories of Courage and Inspiration

By , December 27, 2019 6:25 pm

Gene Bearden

Baseball’s Greatest Sacrifice

By , December 27, 2019 6:24 pm

Ballplayers wounded in combat

Remarkable Character – The Purple Heart Game

By , December 27, 2019 5:35 pm

Written by: Paul Dickson

Gene Bearden Stadium

By , December 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Most people don’t know this but Gene (Grandpa) coached baseball for a long long long time in Helena Arkansas where he settled down for the long haul after pro baseball.  This ball field is where it all happened.  I spent many summers on this ball field running around helping and generally really really HOT.  For anybody that’s been in Helena during baseball season (summer) you know what I mean!  It became known as “Gene Bearden Stadium” I believe after he was no longer able to coach the Helena team!  Enjoy!


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