Membership in the Hall of Fame grew by two on Monday, as Whitey Herzog and Doug Harvey received sufficient support from the 16-man Veterans’ Committee. Harvey is one of those slam dunk candidates who should have been elected years ago. He was the National League’s counterpart to Nestor Chylak, a commanding presence behind the plate […]
Will any new managers make the Hall of Fame in the December election? Bruce Markusen argues for one man to be considered by the Veterans Committee.
Errors by the guy who rips others’ errors. And a tribute to Ron Klimkowski.
The terrific new book by Larry Tye has Satchel Paige in the news again. That’s always a good thing.
Looking back on the decisions of two managers, a GM and an umpire
A continuing search for common ground between the Yankees and Phillies lands Bruce Markusen in the land of “The Big O.”
MLB can’t duck the awful postseason umpiring
With the Yankees and Angels poised to play for the American League championship, Bruce Markusen relates the saga of an ex-Angel and ex-Yankee.
A faltering franchise, postseason rosters and a little history highlight this week’s missive from Cooperstown.
As the Astros and Indians have shown, it’s never too late to fire the manager. None knew that better than Billy the Kid.
Sometimes a re-broadcast of an old game can start the mind churning. That’s what happened in the creation of this week’s edition of Card Corner.
Larrupin’ Lou, what’s with all the talk about Mr. Gehrig lately? Bruce looks deeper into a baseball legend.
Current events and reflections on the game’s past produce some conflicting thoughts.
A baseball card from 35 years ago has stirred some thoughts in this week’s posting from Cooperstown.
Would you step in against a 95 mph fastball without wearing a hard hat? Bruce Markusen looks back at three men who made just that choice in this week’s Confidential.
One of Bruce Markusen’s favorite nicknames is the subject of this week’s entry from the birthplace of baseball. Feel free to let out a Tarzan yell, if you’d like.
Bruce Markusen writes about one of his favorite nicknames in this week’s posting from Cooperstown.
Anniversaries and exhibits have Bruce Markusen thinking about one of his favorite baseball cards in this week’s Cooperstown Confidential.
A new baseball biography is spurring conversation, especially as it climbs the New York Times best-seller list. Bruce Markusen interviews the author.
The Monday of Hall of Fame Weekend is usually a slow day in town because it is also getaway day for the 50-plus Hall of Famers and the two dozen other retired players who have spent several days in the village. That’s usually the case—but not this year. As I drove into town in the […]