I’ve been in Cooperstown since 1995 and have seen a variety of turnouts for Hall of Fame Weekend, including a throng of 50,000 for Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn and the record turnout of 80,000 for the 2007 induction of Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Gwynn. In stark contrast, this year’s turnout will undoubtedly be […]
He could block home plate better than anyone. Now he’s trying to put the block on cancer.
Simply put, it is one of the weirdest looking cards of all time.
From Dodger Stadium to the The Brady Bunch.
“Now batting for Pedro Borbon…”
Amos was famous for one-handed catches and for being part of a one-sided trade.
He wasn’t Horace the Horrible.
1973 Topps might have marked his swansong from the big leagues, but it also provides invaluable insight on one of the game’s most colorful characters.
He went from Fenway to The Fund, with a bump in between.
Can events from 1947 be accurately re-created?
If you like stories of loud crickets, tight flannels, and large Afros, you will love Jose Cardenal.
He was the game’s ultimate travelling man and lived a baseball life like no one else.
There’s a reason why so many Maryland parents have named their sons for this man.
He’s written a fine new book that explores baseball and America 40 years ago.
The man could play center field, not only on his baseball card, but in the 1969 World Series.
You’re probably wondering what in the world The Walking Dead has to do with our great game of baseball. I’ll get into that in a moment, but last night’s enthralling season finale tied up more than a few loose ends to one of my favorite programs. Rick’s crew pulled off the upset of the century […]
It’s easy to overlook how fine a player Gus Triandos was during the 1950s. After all, he wasn’t a Hall of Famer, and never received the promotional boost that comes with performing in the postseason. His prime seasons occurred for some non-contending Orioles teams, and that will always prevent him from receiving his full due. […]
It’s not just players who find their jobs on the line during spring training. Sometimes the managers have to watch for the boom.
If you’ve seen recent pictures of Wally Backman, you’d be hard-pressed to think that he was once a speedy, 160-pound middle infielder. The Triple-A manager of the Las Vegas 51s looks nothing like he did in this 1987 Topps card. To put it lightly, he’s put on more than a few pounds in his post-playing […]
Few batters enjoyed stepping in against this pellet-throwing left-hander.