December 6, 2013
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About Frank JacksonFrank Jackson has published previous baseball articles in National Pastime and Elysian Fields Quarterly. He was weaned on baseball at Connie Mack Stadium.
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The at-bat connection to the Hall of Fame
Ted's dead, baby.
Of two teams, three stadiums and maybe a curse.
It wasn't 26 miles, but it felt that way.
The second-best Series hitter ever? (And no, Reggie's not No. 1.)
Way before Jack Morris' 10-inning performance in 1991.
The Marlins' ballpark has its pluses (several) and its minuses (the team).
A new baseball season opened yesterday. You didn't notice?
Back to back to back to back!
And a PCL legend is born
Complete games and the amazing Jack Taylor
What could be better?
Baseball team slogans leave something to be desired.
The franchise icon who wasn't a star
What's Ted Williams ERA? And guess who else his catcher caught?
The postseason, in season.
Eddie Gaedel vs. James Thurber: fact vs. fiction
The pitcher whose power hitting is unmatched.
When it comes to racing, why stop with sausages?
Spanning to globe, league-to-league
Passing away in El Paso
The pitch that made a moment famous
Triple-A ball happens in Vegas, but will it stay in Vegas?
Braves fans and Bob Horner may remember that.
... and other musings about baseball's top awards
Ted Williams' last swings at Fenway
Baseball, Canseco and controversy keep finding one another.
Nearly 400 homers—and nearly anonymous.
On a May day 51 years ago, a Mets pitcher reached the height of his career.
A great, yet little-known, World Series pitching performance.
The Yankees' home run champion you've never heard of.
The Rockies and Marlins have had their successes and disappointments.
'Bullet' Bob Turley and the Texas League in 1951
San Antonio's stadium could be an interim home for a major league team there.
How Chicago might have been a one-team town.
Spring training in the Limestone League
Opening Day is the best, even in February.
It takes a lot of talent to lose so many games.
The weighty matter of big ballplayers.
Tempest in the Torrid Zone
Who pays attention to a good series between bad teams?
The second-best home run hitter who also pitched well.
Despite stars and a new ballpark, the windblown team wasn't quite good enough.
The last act in Cleveland went on and on...
Cramer a Hall of Famer?
Solidarity in Cleveland
It's not a bad position to have no position.
One city, two cellar-dwellers
The thrilling tale of Red Sox Nation's Canadian invasion.
A discovery: college ball in the autumn
Frank Lane's Cardinal sins in St. Louis
Not exactly a story about laundry.
From the Quaker City to Kansas City, the Athletics go West.
A tale of fluky dominance
From spring training to San Diego: The circle closes
Cast your Hall of Fame vote! (No, not that Hall)
What keeps lifetime minor leaguers going?
An obscure name on an obscure list
Undefeated: the Bambino on the mound for the Yankees
The Astros are moving to the AL, but Milo Hamilton's not going anywhere
A slugger remembered for his errors—and his nickname.
Where would you put a new major league team or two?
The legend eclipses the deeds.
The many sides of the other side of baseball cards.
An obscure shortstop and his season of fame.
Boston, Cleveland ... but what about Dallas?
It's not the only great wall of baseball, just the last surviving.
Sweet home, Chicago!
A baseball curse affecting teams around the world.
A family with an abundance of talent, and some oddity, too.
As the College World Series opens, a look at the starts of yore.
On the weekend the New York teams square off, a look back
Just for fun, a poetic salute to our national pastimes
Not the guy who broke Ruth's record—the other way around.
Pro baseball before statehood
From shortstop to cowboy to owner.
Who's was more valuable during that 56-game streak?
So near, yet so far
How an immortal-to-be ended the baseball history of a stadium.
The two careers of Mike Donlin
What might have been.
The story of the oldest pitcher and the longest day
How spring training traditions change.
It was a really, really, really good day
Harry Donabeian and the phantom base on balls
Lou Gehrig's predecessor is forever in our lexicon.
Believe it or not!
With a little luck, he could have been as famous as Mendoza.
Think you know what the last baseball game was at the Polo Grounds? Are you sure?
The story of Jorge Alvarez
O brother, where are thou?