Phil Richardson is a freelance sports writer. In a previous life, he wrote policy and procedure for major national banks, but found the writing too thrilling and retired an overworked and overpaid Vice President of Vice. He lives the married high-life in Memphis, Tennessee.
Baseball Team Photo is Possibly First Ever ‘Bird Flip’ Caught on Film
Several years ago, author Ed Achorn visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and stumbled across what could possibly be the first known picture of a person giving the camera the finger. The ornery flipper turned out to be Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn of the Boston Beaneaters, a precur…