May 25, 2013
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About Bruce MarkusenBruce Markusen is the author of seven books on baseball, including the award-winning A Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, the recipient of the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research. He has also written The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, Tales From The Mets Dugout, and The Orlando Cepeda Story. Bruce currently works as a museum teacher at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers’ Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum, all located in Cooperstown. In addition to The Hardball Times, he also contributes articles to Bronx Banter. Bruce, his wife Sue, and their daughter Madeline reside in Cooperstown.
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Dick Allen is in the news this week, making it perfect timing for Bruce Markusen to write about one of his favorite ballplayers.
Will it be a swanswong for Sweet Lou in Chicago? Bruce Markusen looks at the highlights of a playing and managing career in this week's "Card Corner."
Will any new managers make the Hall of Fame in the December election? Bruce Markusen argues for one man to be considered by the Veterans Committee.
Errors by the guy who rips others' errors. And a tribute to Ron Klimkowski.
The terrific new book by Larry Tye has Satchel Paige in the news again. That’s always a good thing.
Looking back on the decisions of two managers, a GM and an umpire
A continuing search for common ground between the Yankees and Phillies lands Bruce Markusen in the land of "The Big O."
MLB can't duck the awful postseason umpiring
With the Yankees and Angels poised to play for the American League championship, Bruce Markusen relates the saga of an ex-Angel and ex-Yankee.
A faltering franchise, postseason rosters and a little history highlight this week's missive from Cooperstown.
As the Astros and Indians have shown, it's never too late to fire the manager. None knew that better than Billy the Kid.
Sometimes a re-broadcast of an old game can start the mind churning. That's what happened in the creation of this week's edition of Card Corner.
Larrupin' Lou, what's with all the talk about Mr. Gehrig lately? Bruce looks deeper into a baseball legend.
Current events and reflections on the game's past produce some conflicting thoughts.
A baseball card from 35 years ago has stirred some thoughts in this week's posting from Cooperstown.
Would you step in against a 95 mph fastball without wearing a hard hat? Bruce Markusen looks back at three men who made just that choice in this week's Confidential.
One of Bruce Markusen's favorite nicknames is the subject of this week's entry from the birthplace of baseball. Feel free to let out a Tarzan yell, if you'd like.
Bruce Markusen writes about one of his favorite nicknames in this week's posting from Cooperstown.
Anniversaries and exhibits have Bruce Markusen thinking about one of his favorite baseball cards in this week's Cooperstown Confidential.
A new baseball biography is spurring conversation, especially as it climbs the New York Times best-seller list. Bruce Markusen interviews the author.
There's little good reason for so few trades
Was Tuesday's All-Star Game a worthwhile event? And how was the coverage? Bruce Markusen offers an opinion or two in this week's Cooperstown Confidential.
A seven-year-old fan becomes an adult admirer
One of the memorable characters from the 1970s is carving out a second career as a minor league manager.
The village of Cooperstown was treated to a new baseball experience last weekend. Here's a take on the Hall of Fame Classic from a writer who knows the town.
Cooperstown won't be the same once this left hander gets done with it this weekend. We look in-depth at a true baseball eccentric.
Nicknames and managers are the two preferred topics of conversation in this week's edition of "Cooperstown Confidential."
In his debut article for The Hardball Times, Bruce Markusen examines the case of two-time draft king Danny Goodwin and what it could mean for potential No. 1 overall pick Steve Strasburg.