The Williams-Santo Cubs:  1961-1965

In the first installment of a three-parter, Steve chronicles the saga of the Chicago Cubs in one of the most interesting (though not ultimately successful) periods of their long history. Extra bonus points if you can keep track of all of the “head coaches.”

Re-Imagining the Big Zone Sixties, Part 1:  1963-1965

In the lid-lifter of a twin bill, Steve estimates the impact that the 1963-68 top-of-the-shoulder-to-the-bottom-of-the-knee rule book strike zone had on every player’s and every team’s numbers. Maybe it “really” wasn’t as much of a pitcher’s era as we might think.