Pennant fever in 1960—the Athletics Got Screwed and the Orioles Got Plucked
Steve takes a close look at a career that intertwined itself with others to a degree that few have.
A look at possibly the greatest player to ever grace the game—Negro Leaguer Martin Dihigo
It’s time for another up-close-and-personal look at the major league ballplayer, this time as of 1952.
Strap on your miner’s helmet and come along with Steve, exploring the priceless deposits of a marvelous baseball research website.
Instead of E-5, there are F-5’s happening in Kansas City and they’re bearing down on Baltimore.
Today marks the anniversary of 1994 players’ strike. We take a look at what might have been …
In the second installment of a recurring series, Steve examines the creation of the National League’s expansion teams of 1962. They may not have been successful, but they sure weren’t dull.
Steve reviews this summer’s blockbuster chronicle of “drugs, power, and the fight for the soul of major league baseball.”
Trying to capture the essence of this year’s divisional races, Dave considers movies, landscapes, symphonies and history. And sort of comes close.
News and notes from the swinging 70’s (part 2–1975-79)
Steve examines a frank description of the structure of the professional baseball business … from half a century ago.
News and notes from the swinging 1970’s (part 1–1970-74)
In the opener of a recurring series, Steve examines the workloads of minor league ace pitchers. Health advisory: those who are inclined to recoil in horror at the sight of high pitch counts and young arms should not view the following without medical supervision.
Just how different from today’s was the profile of the major-league ballplayer in 1940? Come along with Steve as he explores a treasure trove of data he excavated from a musty little used book shop in Cooperstown.
Dan takes another look at an aging sabermetric conclusion
Mostly Nationals in the Independence Day version of the report
J.D. Drew might be out for the rest of the season, Troy Glaus hit his 200th career HR, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 1st July 4 HR and the rest of the news around the majors.
In the first of an occasional series, Steve examines each of MLB’s expansion franchises: how did they approach the challenge of constucting a roster, and how well or poorly did they pull it off? This time we look at the true pioneers, the Los Angeles Angels and the (new) Washington Senators.
The more things change…