December 9, 2013
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About Steve TrederSteve Treder has presented papers to the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, and to the SABR Annual Convention. His articles have been published in Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, as well as in The National Pastime. A lifelong San Francisco Giants’ fan, he is Vice President for Strategic Development for Western Management Group, a compensation consulting firm headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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It's time to get our kicks with the might-have-been Yankees of '56.
Think the Eisenhower-era Bronx Bombers couldn't have been much better? Think again.
In which we witness the unloading of some very big lumber near the Lake Erie shore.
What if Frankie hadn't been quite so frantic in Cleveland?
The 2009 Giants are a good ball club. Who knew?
Discover the distant-decade dopplegangers.
Let's catch up with this most congenial big fellow as he continues to chuck heaters past hitters well into his 40s.
Get acquainted with this most unusual breed of catchers, right up to the most current cohort.
We're ready for round two with this memorable heavyweight.
It's time for round two with the most peculiar of defensive hybrids.
Let's see, how to describe him ... the pitching equivalent of roast beef and potatoes. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, but substantial, satisfying, and just doggone good.
Come along with Steve as he explores the most extraordinary of all defensive versatility.
In his 37th and final season as a big league GM, did The Mahatma go out with a bang, or a whimper?
Onto the fourth year of his five-year rebuilding plan, was Mr. Rickey ready to show any progress? Any?
How did The Mahatma go about cleaning up the mess of his own making?
As an art historian might say when discovering Michelangelo's unfortunate "Dogs Playing Poker" period ... what was that all about?
Maybe it's just that they got rid of the wrong Barry ...
It's year one for Mister Rickey in Pittsburgh. What kind of a start does he pull off?
Shining a light into the lone dark alley of The Mahatma's long and brilliant career.
If only changing one's luck were as easy as changing one's name.
Oh, yeah, they were bad enough in real life. But that performance may actually have been their best-case scenario.
Spanning a vast Southwest landscape, it was vibrantly colorful, fleeting but amazing.
It doesn't make any sense, but nobody seems to have explained that to this tiny band of rugged individualists. You can probably guess who's been the best. But who else is on the list?
The most exclusive club we've yet visited features tales of strikeouts, caught stealings, lawsuits and frostbite. It also includes some of the most underappreciated talent of all time.
That a population comprising, at most, about one second baseman in five should include both of the very best at the position is quite strange. But there it is.
The left turns at the hot corner include quite a few of the position's very best, and one in particular who's never been recognized as such.
Let's meet the best of the southpaw-swinging backstop minority.
It's a phenomenon with which we're all familiar, but as Steve admits, just how often do we really think about it? And—seriously—it is kind of weird.