R.B. “Speed” Kelly, who was a track star at Goshen High School, Purdue University and the University of Chicago, played for the 1909 Washington Senators. Kirkendall is his great-great grandson.
It’s been Blue Blazers vs. Blue Blazers as Tully and Malcom play on teams in the Cape Cod League and Eppers and Futterknecht are on Prospect League squads.
The Baseball Project, featuring founding members of R.E.M., debuted in 2007 and recently played for the Society for American Baseball Research national convention at the Palmer House in Chicago.