A new book has Bruce Markusen thinking about beanbag chairs, key parties and players who don’t bathe regularly in this week’s Confidential.
“The Corner” usually highlights one card at a time, but a new exhibit has 25 cards taking the spotlight this time
Our ongoing tour of baseball continues its way around the infield. This week, the most demanding position takes the spotlight.
When it comes to the Hall of Fame, Marvin Miller remains a hot topic. One former major leaguer has started a grass roots effort to enshrine Miller.
Bruce Markusen combines a wonderfully unique nickname with his continuing series on the 1980 Topps card set.
It’s time to turn the pivot as we continue our tour of baseball’s greatest nicknames.
Continuing our series on the 1980 Topps set by learning more about the strange and continuing saga of Bernie Carbo.
About a decade ago, I had a chance to talk to Jim Pagliaroni over the phone. It was right about the time that Catfish Hunter died from the effects of ALS. Hunter’s family and friends had started the Catfish Hunter Foundation, and Pagliaroni was chosen to serve as one of its directors. I found Pagliaroni […]
This has been a rough stretch for fans of baseball in the 1970s. First, we learned of the death of former big league right-hander Jim Bibby. Then came the news that ex-Dodger Willie Davis had been found dead in his southern California home. And now, on Friday, former Orioles left-hander Mike Cuellar lost his battle […]
A look at some fashionable trends displayed over the past six weeks.
Bruce Markusen bids a fond farewell to one of the game’s colorful characters.
Baseball lost an original on Tuesday. Former Dodger standout Willie Davis, who also played for the Expos, Rangers, Cardinals, Padres and Angels, was found dead at his Burbank home. He was 69. Some of Davis’ eccentricities were good. Some were unpleasant. Yet, he was always memorable. And he was a pretty good ballplayer who combined […]
A half-dozen catchers get their due.
Jim Bibby, Slick Surratt and a minor league team are gone.
A favorite old set, an old pitcher, and a young first baseman all come together in this week’s Card Corner.
Baseball nicknames come in all shapes and sizes. Some are rather insulting, as we see in this week’s Cooperstown Confidential.
Baseball lost one of its legends last week, a one-of-a-kind personality and character.
Curt Motton was hardly a household name; if you’re a baseball fan under the age of 40, it’s probable you never heard of him. Yet, he was a good enough player to become an important backup on those great Baltimore Orioles teams of 1969-1971. Motton, who died last Thursday at 69 after a yearlong battle […]
Let’s have some fun with names in this week’s Cooperstown Confidential.
A blast from the past made some news, showing us that some things—and some people—don’t really change.