Call it the ‘tallest midget in the circus’ award, but some winners have been surprisingly good with the bat.
The pitchers who did the most with the fewest pitches.
Willie McCovey spent just two months in the big leagues in 1959, but what rookie was better?
We have some mobster-ish nicknames for ballplayers. You got a problem with that?
Bernie Brewer, one of baseball’s oldest mascots, has lived in a trailer, a chalet and a dugout — and under suspicion.
The old man as a young manager — when he wore a uniform.
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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