Creative combos? Corny cliches? It all depends on how you look at Topps’ alliterative cards.
Their baseball cards help us remember three ballplayers of a nearly a half-century ago.
After begging for a tryout, he overcame a misspent youth to make his name known in the big leagues — and in another sport.
Connecting digitally in the present with ballplayers of the past.
It hasn’t been easy, but he has persevered.
How a chewing gum company packaged cards with … taffy!
The “other” Dobson had a troubled major league career.
An example of how quickly players can go from famous to anonymous.
In part two, an examination of the careers and lives of the Astros players who appeared in the book.
The first of two articles that looks back at what became of some of the players from Jim Bouton’s famous Ball Four.
Before there was the Home Run Derby, there was “Home Run Derby.”
He wasn’t the next Mickey Mantle, but Bobby Murcer was a Yankees fan favorite through his varied baseball lives.
Donn Clendenon led a life shaped by strong beliefs and an active mind.
Mike Cuellar’s excellent career and off-beat personality made him a fascinating character.
An unfortunate accident took reliever Danny Frisella from the world too soon.
He was physically intimidating, a tall, strong guy, and when he got upset, he got very upset.
The former outfielder had a tumultuous career. It’s hard to believe we’ll ever fully understand him.
As a pitcher and a pitching coach, he left a strong impression.
His life before and after give no clue why a well-liked player attacked his manager one spring day.
Ken Brett didn’t have the playing career he was supposed to have, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy every moment of it.