-about me.

I love baseball. I love playing it, watching it, reading about it and talking about it. When I decided to create this blog, I knew it would have to be something that I’d personally read and find interesting and I believe I’ve done just that. In a nutshell, Ninety Feet of Perfection is a blog with nothing but baseball content: photos, video, interviews, movie & book reviews and my thoughts on anything related to the game that I find worth sharing.

Hopefully you enjoy what I’m doing here and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to shoot me an email.

25 Responses to “-about me.”

  1. Looking at the Rose v. Bochy collision at home plate in the 1980 NLCS it’s uncanny how much it resembles the Cousins v. Posey collision last month at AT&T park last month in San Francisco.

  2. you should embed your video from my friends are talented on this about page

    • If I link it then It will just be an actual post on the blog so I can push John’s project as well. Maybe in a couple days.

  3. would really love to purchase the shot of winfield, mattingly randolph and henderson and rhighetti.

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  5. Duane, it’s Shawn from Philly/BL. I love this blog. It’s fucking great (for lack of more elegant ways to put it) Hit me back on my gmail dude. We can talk baseball & music. Maybe try and toss the ball around next time I’m out your way.

  6. Duane, Do you know what article Smith wrote where those words are quoted? 90 feet to perfection? Where can I find it?

    • Robert,

      I am not entirely sure where the quote originates from? All I know is that Red Smith was an American sportswriter and I own a few books with his quotes in them. The actual quote is below, I just did my own little take on it for the blog’s title:

      “The ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection”

  7. Wonderful site, I just found it image searching for a new wallpaper. It was a link that showed Lou Gehrig playing first in 1937 with the green monster in the background.

    Just an hour of trolling around and your catalog of Yankee classic images will keep me coming back…. but man the photo of Joe DiMaggio in the A’s uniform is hard to swallow!

  8. Great site Duane… you may like mine…www.ballparks.phanfare.com


  9. hi do you know where i can find a photo of jackie and hank together? looking to buy one asap..thanks

  10. Great photo of satchel Paige but the Yankee in the background I think is not Berra but Vic raschi

  11. Thanks for continuing to provide a great blog. I try to keep up with all your posts in my reader and sometimes think I should thank you but never do… now I am, Thank you. As a big fan of the history of the game as much as the current league it really is a service that you are doing organizing these rarely seen photos.
    As for who I think you might root for, has to be New York.

    Go Yanks.

  12. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
    and from now on every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment.
    There has to be an easy method you can remove me from
    that service? Cheers!

  13. YOU SHOULD SEE THE OLD PICTURES I HAVE OF JOSH GIBSON , RUBE FOSTER , homestead grays and the Memphis red sox… Check my eBay fkusky

  14. I was batboy for Oakland Oaks 1945-1951, great baseball, great guys I worked for.

  15. Duane ,
    You have saved me from going crazy . I have been trying to figure out who is the pitcher on the cover of the book ” Guys , Dolls , And Curveballs ” . He is a righthander wearing number 14 .
    The book doesn’t say who it is and I looked up all the players who wore number 14 on Baseball-Reference but there were too many to narrow down . Then I looked at pictures of baseball uniforms because the socks had distinctive stripes . It seemed the pitcher played for either the Chicago Cubs , The Cleveland Indians or the St. Louis Browns in the 1930s .
    Then I remembered that Baseball-Reference listed Bob Feller as wearing number 14 in the late 30s .
    So putting it all together , I thought maybe it was Bob Feller but I had to find proof and when I Googled ” Bob Feller wore number 14 early on ” , it took me to your website and there was the picture ! The same one that was on the cover of the book .
    BTW the book contains the baseball writings of Damon Runyon who is best known today for his ” Guys And Dolls ” short stories which are still fun to read today .


  16. As a fan of baseball and it’s incredible history, I can say that I’ve never enjoyed scrolling through a page more than yours. I’m happy I stumbled across it.

  17. Greetings Duane,

    I truly admire your passion and love for the game and how you express that here. I get it. Thank you for your efforts!

    I hope that you don’t mind that I have referenced this site on my own site. Mine is centered on the sharing the history of military game through the artifacts from it.


  18. just to let you know a san diego padres jersey from 1942 was just sold in auction but to my surprise the the colors were blue and white not red and white. just so you can update padres jersey history by glaze thanks

    • Hi Manuel,

      Thanks for leaving the comment! As far as Glaze’s site goes, I collaborated with him on the PCL page and we used a lot of concrete reference material; including info straight from PCL Baseball historian, Bill Swank. With that said, everything on the page is on there for a reason….HOWEVER, as the page says, it’s a work in progress. Can you link me to the auction page? I’m guessing they wore multiple colors that season (VERY possible based on the nature of the PCL) or that the 1942 listed on the auction page may be off.

      Either way, shoot me an email at 90feetofperfection@gmail.com and I will have Clint update his page!

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