Who goes from playing in the majors to calling balls and strikes, safe or out? Just a few men.
Lardner was the first baseball writer to break through to literary respectability.
Baseball and soap operas have more in common than you’d think.
Team shops and wretched excess.
Casey Stengel at the bat: Better than you think.
A pioneering relief pitcher had far more wins than saves in his most remarkable season.
What were the odds that that a couple of 30-something rookies would win 20 for a mediocre team?
Before trains ran under the city, New York had a local rivalry.
How Chicago’s National League team hit a drought after trading an early “Mr. Cub.”
Sometimes sluggers do slip through the cracks in our memory.
What if someone as bonkers as Mike Veeck created bobbleheads for MLB teams?
William Bendix was most certainly not the Sultan of Swat.
The attention of the baseball world was overwhelmingly on New York the year of the first televised World Series. And with good reason.
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Aug. 9, 1946, was about a lot more than night baseball.
Approaching a century in Wrigley Field, the Cubs are without a World Series title. But they had the horses in the 1970s.
You have to wonder how a guy can stand upright in a batter’s box while another guy standing just 60 feet and six inches away fires a series of missiles so close to him.
It’s pretty hard to record 27 outs without allowing a hit but not strike anyone out, but it has been done before.
Old-school spring training hasn’t entirely vanished from the Cactus League, but with Phoenix Muni gone, it’s one step closer to extinction.
Beer was not a part of baseball in its initial years, but that changed quickly, and the two have been inseparable for 133 years and counting.