Was “Shoeless” Joe corrupted before decomposition set in?
Doug Eddings, Ozzie Guillen, and the canonical story of “but for this.”
Every once in a while, it’s important to forget all the rest of that stuff for a minute, and remind ourselves what a terrific baseball player Pete Rose was.
Steve explores one of the most unusual and unpredictable team performances in major league history. Board up those windows!
Steve concludes his examination of batting history, as viewed through the conversion of team and league stats into an individualized form.
This time it’s 15 losses for Greg Maddux
Take a close look with Steve, using Player-Seasonal Notation as the lens through which to examine the ever-changing character of major league run production.
This player’s tremendous intangibles cut short what could have been a Hall of Fame career
Barry Bonds hits number 704 and Dan explores his visceral reaction
What shaped the team challenging the White Sox in the AL Central.
Rick Ankiel as the next Rube Bressler and the role of decreasing variation
In the second installment of a series, Steve examines the most-worked pitchers at all levels of the minor leagues, this time from 1951 through 1955. We discover two 30-game winners, numerous 300-strikeout seasons and even a couple of 400-hits-allowed seasons!
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.