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‘I do what I want when I want’: Hayden Lake transplant Don Larsen leaves ‘perfect game’ legacy

Donald “Don” James Larsen, an imperfect pitcher whose perfect game in the 1956 World Series cemented his legacy, spent the last 25 years of his life at Hayden Lake pursuing …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018

Eighth annual Eddie Gaedel Day celebrated at O’Doherty’s Irish Pub

In keeping with tradition, it was a day of small talk, short speeches and half-pint beers. On Sunday, Aug. 19 at downtown Spokane’s O’Doherty’s Irish Pub, an overflow crowd chanted, …


Doug Clark: The Eddie Gaedel bobblehead is not just another baseball bauble, it’s a four-pitch keepsake

I say it’s time we gave Tom Keefe a shot at running this burg. After all, look at the magic my pal has already performed on behalf of a largely …


Doug Clark: Eddie Gaedel’s biggest fan inducted into ‘Shrine of the Eternals’

PASADENA, Calif. – Just like a ballgame, the Baseball Reliquary began its 17th annual “Shrine of the Eternals” induction ceremony Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library with the National Anthem. …


Doug Clark: Fan hits home run with short story

When Tom Keefe turned 14, his father, Tom Sr., gave him a book that changed his life. No, it wasn’t the Bible.


Doug Clark: Lunacy-based Gaedel Society boasts international reach

If the Nobel Foundation ever gets around to rewarding “inspired lunacy,” I know who deserves to be jetting to Stockholm to pick up that first award. Tom Keefe – the …