The Flight of the Vin Fiz: Part I

The story of the Vin Fiz begins with the birth of Calbraith Perry Rodgers on January 1, 1879 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was a descendent of famous US military heroes and celebrities that also bore the names of “Perry” and “Rodgers” throughout late 18th and 19th century American history.  Oliver Hazard Perry, Rodgers’ maternal great-grandfather, won a crucial…

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The Pride of Baseball

1968 saw a number of terrible things such as the assassinations of Martin Luther King in April and Robert Kennedy in June, the disruption of the  Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August, and other problem. But it was a special year for John and Sally Pride as they were expecting their first child. There…

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