Here you are, in the ninth, two men out and three men on …
The Phillie Phanatic sets baseball back a million years
Braves-Pirates on the schedule, plus a live look-in
Regarding a ballpark, both great and American
A baseball symphony in five movements, starting in a minor key
On April 18, 1950, in the New York Yankees’ season opener at Boston, Billy Martin made his major-league debut. He entered in the sixth inning to play second, replacing pinch-hitter Dick Wakefield, who had struck out to help snuff out a New York rally that still left them trailing the Red Sox, 9-4. Martin did […]
A Very Good Movie Could Be Made About: The end of the color line. Actually the movie—The Jackie Robinson Story, with Jackie playing himself—was made in 1950. Someone should try again. —The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, 2001 It took 63 years, but someone tried again. The movie, 42, debuted in theaters this weekend, […]
A follow-up on Jackie Robinson’s value as a base stealer
Or, 42 facts about Mariano Rivera
Who got more umpires in games of the 1900s, and why that might matter today
A turning point looms for this storied franchise.
The many ways Fred Merkle could have avoided the “Bonehead” tag
What can 2012’s super-rookie possibly do for an encore?
There are limits to everything, even in sabermetrics
A reversal of fortune for “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
A baseball owner you’ve never heard of. But maybe you should have.
In which George Steinbrenner achieves his true destiny
Changing baseball history, one obscure turning point at a time
A closer look at twin-bills, for sabermetrics and for fun
Do two games on one day deplete a team for the long haul?