May 24, 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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He went from Fenway to The Fund, with a bump in between.
Can events from 1947 be accurately re-created?
If you like stories of loud crickets, tight flannels, and large Afros, you will love Jose Cardenal.
He was the game's ultimate travelling man and lived a baseball life like no one else.
There's a reason why so many Maryland parents have named their sons for this man.
He's written a fine new book that explores baseball and America 40 years ago.
The man could play center field, not only on his baseball card, but in the 1969 World Series.
It's not just players who find their jobs on the line during spring training. Sometimes the managers have to watch for the boom.
Few batters enjoyed stepping in against this pellet-throwing left-hander.
Spring training of 2013 is not boding well for the Bombers.
His is a story of hard hitting, hard drinking, and legitimate concern.
"Daddy Wags" needs to be remembered.
It's time for the big fella to take a whack at 1973 Topps.
It's Black History Month, a perfect time to examine a link between civil rights, baseball and tragedy.
Follow a journey that took a man from drug addict to hero.
Baseball has a long history of brothers in the same clubhouse.
When talking about catchers of the 1960s, this man deserves a prominent place in the conversation.
Let's remember two players who left us, along with a favorite old radio show.
Barry made news this week when he fell short of Hall of Fame election, but his father was also a pretty fair player.
Let's begin the New Year with one of the biggest rule changes of our lifetime.