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‘Who’s Who’ no place to check DIPS, VORP

My pal Steve and I were talking about old baseball cards the other day, and that segued into a discussion about how sometimes they airbrushed the logos off the caps of guys who had been recently traded — and then that segued into another discussion, about “Who’s Who in Baseball.”

Backman’s 6-for-6 game vivid in memory bank

In advance of the 51s opening their 32nd Pacific Coast League season here tonight, the team held its annual media day on Tuesday. Of the six or so media who showed up, four or so asked manager Wally Backman if the 51s would be good enough to return to the Pacific Coast League playoffs.