Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

16 Apr 2014, 11:11 am

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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16 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

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The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

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Rogue Hall Monitors

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