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.
It’s only natural that the latest Hall of Fame election brings a reaction from Cooperstown in this week’s Confidential.
Dick Allen is in the news this week, making it perfect timing for Bruce Markusen to write about one of his favorite ballplayers.
Will it be a swanswong for Sweet Lou in Chicago? Bruce Markusen looks at the highlights of a playing and managing career in this week’s “Card Corner.”
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.