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Poz Goes Yard

With the 20 greatest homers of all time:

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No love for BB, but a Giant wins the top spot. Here’s a taste:

20. The Homer in the Gloaming
Date: Sept. 28, 1938
Hitter: Gabby Hartnett

Why it was great: Because of the word "Gloaming." I love that word. It’s an old English word, somewhat still used in Scotland from what I understand. But what’s great about it is that you don’t even need to know what gloaming means to KNOW what gloaming means. There should be more words like that. The home run was big enough — Hartnett’s late inning homer at dusk helped lead the Cubs to a pennant — but it wouldn’t be much if they had called it "The Dinger at Dusk" or "The Blast at Twilight" or "The Late Inning Shot."
There’s a Scottish song (I think) that goes like this:

Roaming in the gloaming
With a Bonnie near the Clyde
Roaming in the gloaming
With a lassie by my side
‘Tis when the sun goes down
That’s the time that I like best
Oh yeah, I’m roaming in the gloaming.

Since I haven't done so for a while, I might as well pimp his book while I’m at it:

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A great portrait of Buck, and a quick, easy read with all the best from Joe P.

What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
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